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Electra Lucas - Crisis in Space - Excerpt from 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award entry

4 Ratings: 5.0
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This was a great example of Fantasy/Youth fiction. I enjoyed reading it, and that's saying a lot since, this is not a genre I would personally choose to read. I would love to know the rest of the story. A very original and interesting excerpt.

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review by . April 17, 2010
ABNA 2010 Quarterfinalist    If anyone deserves to have his book in print, via Amazon's ABNA, Keith Zabalaoui is that person. I find this small portion to be of equal quality to most established authors' works...and better than some.    Most mainstream authors have developed a skill for grabbing their readers upfront--you know, like Joseph Finder and James Patterson--while others choose to write a lot of exposition before the "grabber." I, personally, prefer …
review by . April 06, 2010
Imagine a space ship built specifically for colonization on another planet, one that could be taken apart in space and reconstructed on the planet below. A space ship so large people move about on trams, with almost all species of insects and animals from Earth on board. And people who can take on animal characteristics, such as a man with zebra stripes and fur. Where people are put to sleep in cryotubes for the duration of the trip. But what if there's an intruder on board for five years, roaming …
review by . April 01, 2010
I'm glad to see Electra Lucas - Crisis in Space this ABNA cycle as it wasn't around last year, but was the year before.    The story is just as interesting and engaging as I remembered it being, with a few new tweaks that demonstrate the author's skill for conveying his story tightly.    The sci-fi element coupled with 13-year old William as the lead will no doubt play well with the intended audience and beyond.    It seems a somewhat unusual …
review by . March 29, 2010
ABNA 2010    I'm delighted to see that "Electra Lucas: Crisis in Space" has made the quarter final round in the 2010 ABNA contest.     Some of the best adventure stories are about pioneers leaving all that's known and embarking on a new life. "Electra Lucas: Crisis in Space" is that kind of story. A massive ship, the HOPE, carries passengers and crew to establish the first off-Earth colony in the Alpha Centauri system. While the colonists and crew are deep …
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