Half-worlder. Sub-human. Alien. Those are some of the more polite names people use to describe you when your mother is from another planet.
Fifteen-year-old Kristin Magnuson has grown up with these labels. Now she’s been chosen to take part in the Youth Ambassador program and train to become Earth’s youth ambassador to the Centauri system.
Just as she starts to feel like she is fitting in, she finds herself at the center of a deadly interstellar conspiracy that makes her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.
“…managed to hit up major themes of prejudice and friendship and touched on ethics, but in the subtle, skillful, none preachy way that good writers for young people, like Lois Lowry…”
“This book was fun to read. It is great for pre-teens and up. It was such a nice story. I hope to read more about Kristin and her friends in the future.”
What do goblins, zombie viruses, inept magicians, and alien-invasion survivors have in common? They all make wonderful story elements for teaching about real science.
Science Fictioned takes ideas from cutting-edge, scientific research papers and turns them into science fiction and fantasy stories. Learning science has never been this fun.
“I LOVED this book!
First you get a fun, fact-based run-down on the scientific explanation–so well written that even a child can understand and so entertaining that it sticks with you.
Then you get an intriguingly entertaining fiction story that further examples that specific scientific effect in action in everyday life.
WHAT A FUN READ!
Science has never been so entertaining :)”
“This book is unlike any I’ve ever read. Reading it, I imagine myself in the basement of a library reading about some scientific concept. Then I fall asleep (with my face in the book) and have a random science fiction dream about the concept. Repeat several times.
The concept is creative and fun.”