Virus on Orbis One

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Candlewick Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 262 pages
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A human boy with an uncanny link to computers finds danger and discovery on the rings of Orbis in this riveting sci-fi adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Turnbull has always known there was something different about him, even before he and two hundred other kids landed on the first ring of Orbis. But once their spaceship lands, he is identified as the first-ever "softwire" — a human with the ability to enter and communicate with computers through his mind — and becomes the focus of intergalactic intrigue. Johnny and the rest of the refugee orphans are put to work in alien factories, and very quickly things go very wrong. When the all-knowing, all-controlling, and technologically "perfect" central computer starts malfunctioning, suspicious eyes turn to Johnny. Is he the one responsible? This action-packed, fast-paced sci-fi novel will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

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Review: The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 (The Softwire #1)

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First I confess the reason I read this was because Nathan Fillion was holding it in his ALA READ poster which is a level of fanboy I would generally prefer to avoid. That said the book was terrific ... Read full review

Review: The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 (The Softwire #1)

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I read this book in a lot of fits and starts, but I think I liked it. I got it for free on my kindle, now I have to decide if I want to read #2. I do like sticking with characters... Read full review

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PJ Haarsma has been gazing at the stars and wondering what's out there his whole life. After a successful career as a commercial photographer, he finally decided to write about it. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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