Singing the Dogstar Bluesby Alison Goodman
Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student: Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner./b>
Alison Goodman's first novel - in a very special new edition!
Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student: Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest rules - and that means going back in time to change history. This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre-bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after-book adventures, originally published in Firebirds Rising.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 12 - 16 Years
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A gripping tale in a fully-realized world. A winner. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
Meet the Author
Alison Goodman was born in Australia and after a bit of wandering, now lives in her beloved hometown, Melbourne. She was the 1999 D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a master of arts, and teaches creative writing at the postgraduate level.
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I read this book because i so enjoyed Eon/Eona. Total different path than those, but still an excellent read. Wish it was longer!
When I began reading this book I was really confused. After I continued reading I started to understand and everything made sense. Now I would have to say that Singing the Dogstar Blues is one of my favorite books. If you like Sci-Fi, humor and adventure books you love Singing the Dogstar Blues. This is one of the first Sci-Fi books I have ever read and it's REALLY good. I hope Alison Goodman writes more!
Great book! PLEASE continue the story! I love Joss and her friends.
Absolutely loved the book, I wish there was a sequel.
This was my first science fiction novel, and overall it was an interesting read. My only complaints are that it was lacking in details, there wasn't much character development, and it was too short! Still, it is worth reading.
The opening line really grabbed my attention, but I ended up totally not liking Joss, the main character. I'm the kind of person who likes to finish a story, though, so I did. Offensive language was masked with made-up words (Australian slang?), but no new word for 'snot'. Bummer. And, yeah, this is science Fiction, but the explanation of Joss's bloodline... I couldn't buy it for a second. I also figured a lot of stuff out way before it happened. There's a little humor; that's why I gave this book two stars instead of one--that and the alien Mavkel. The story had a lot of potential to be really good, but didn't deliver.