Stranded (The Prometheus Project Series #3)

Stranded (The Prometheus Project Series #3)

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by Douglas E. Richards
     
 

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the adult thriller, WIRED, THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT: STRANDED is the third book in a science fiction series praised by kids and adults alike.

A fantastic alien city buried deep underground. What wonders - and what dangers - is it hiding?

Ryan and Regan Resnick are the two youngest members of the

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From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the adult thriller, WIRED, THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT: STRANDED is the third book in a science fiction series praised by kids and adults alike.

A fantastic alien city buried deep underground. What wonders - and what dangers - is it hiding?

Ryan and Regan Resnick are the two youngest members of the Prometheus Project, a top secret team exploring a vast, abandoned alien city. But when they journey through a portal to a primitive alien planet, what begins as an ordinary day will quickly become a nonstop fight for their lives.

Soon they are stranded on the distant planet, surrounded by vicious predators, and in the path of a raging river of lava. But surviving on the deadly planet might be the easy part. Because if they can get back to Earth, they will have to face a ruthless adversary who controls a mysterious alien device. A device that is the most powerful, dangerous, and unstoppable weapon the world has ever known . . .

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—Project Prometheus is the code name for a city left under the ground many years ago by an alien life force. The reason it was created is not clear to the scientists exploring the site; the advanced technology that was left behind is baffling as well. What teenagers Ryan and Regan Resnick and their scientist parents do know is that it has portals to other planets that are without sentient beings. It is during a routine exploration of this world that things go horribly wrong. A member of their own group leaves them stranded on a planet with unusually fast-flowing lava and predatory creatures that seem to smell human emotions. Left with no hope of survival, it seems likely that death is the only outcome. Readers of the first two books, however, will know that Ryan and Regan are extremely intelligent and resourceful teens. This is true science fiction in that the scientific concepts and theories take center stage. Ryan and Regan are likable characters who share a complicated but loving brother/sister bond. Kids who enjoy imagining the possibilities for the future will enjoy this book.—Kathleen Meulen Ellison, Sakai Intermediate School, Bainbridge Island, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982618400
Publisher:
Paragon Press
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Series:
Prometheus Project Series, #3
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
621,044
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com

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