"Recommended. Cinematic. Readers will surely be reminded of Eleanor Cameron's Mushroom Planet series, as well as Heinlein's Have Space Suit --Will Travel, and even Clarke's 2001." --Asimov's Science Fiction magazine
"My class loved it. They were totally engaged. It's a hard book to put down." --5th Grade Teacher, Quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune
"This science-fiction mystery series certainly keeps you turning the pages. It had me hooked by page two of the first book." --The Children's Book Review
"Fun and suspenseful. Highly recommended." -- kirkus
"Captures that pulse-pounding excitement you remember from your Have Spaceship Will Travel and Postmarked the Stars days. . . . crisp, clean, and delivers what it promises." --SFReader.com
About the Author
Douglas E. Richards is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the science-fiction/technothriller, WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed adventures for children.
Richards was a biotechnology executive for many years before leaving to write full time. He earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in molecular biology (aka "genetic engineering") from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
In 2010, 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, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. 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.
Richards currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Kelly, his children, Ryan and Regan (for whom the main characters in his PROMETHEUS PROJECT series are named), and his dogs Dash and Myla.
You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org