Offering just the right amount of imagination, humor, and contemporary nuances to engage young readers, this is a must-have in science-fiction collections serving middle graders and teens.
~ Kirkus Reviews
Girls, Boys, Robots. Everyone is welcome here.
What’s it like to be a space station detective? To be homesick for Mars? What do you say when your robot gets you in trouble?
Join the adventures of a diverse cast of characters in this year’s Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, featuring award-winning writers alongside great new voices. If you’re lucky, you might even learn how to raise a dragon from a chicken egg or where to find the best space treasure.
A treasure for young readers.
~ West Coast Book Reviews
About the Author
Nancy Kress (1948) is an American science fiction author. She is known for writing hard science fiction often involving genetic engineering. Kress first gained attention after winning the Hugo and Nebula awards for the 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a full length novel. She would go on to win Nebula Awards for Best Novella for Fountain of Age, After the Fall, and Yesterday’s Kin.
Table of ContentsContents
The Robot Did It by Nancy Kress 1
In the Middle Gray by Valerie Hunter 21
Rela by Marilag Angway 41
Blaze-of-Glory Shoes by Brandon Crilly 57
Trench 42 by Sherry D. Ramsey 73
After the Fall by Mike Barretta 93
The Fantastic Tale of Miss Arney's Doubloon by Zach Shephard 113
Weeds by Dianna Sanchez 135
Builders for the Future by Salena Casha 155
Where Treasure Drifts in Space by Jeannie Warner 175
Man's Best Friends by Bruce Golden 195
Terror on Terra 5 by Maggie Allen 211
Crimson Sky by Eric Choi 233
The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue by Dawn Vogel 249
The Three Brother Cities by Deborah Walker 267
Cinnamon Chou: Space Station Detective by Deb Logan 279
Vasilisa and the Delivery by Joey DiZoglio 291
I. Will. Not. by R.W.W. Greene 303
The Traveler's Companion by Scott Toonder 307
The Ghost in the Aurora by Rati Mehrotra 329
Leaves, Trees, and Other Scary Things by Leandra Wallace 345
Juliet Silver and the Seeker of the Depths by Wendy Nikel 361
The Biting Sands by Doug C. Souza 375
The First Dawn of Earth by J.D. Harpley 391