Baxter Moon: Galactic Scout

Baxter Moon: Galactic Scout

by John Zakour

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ISBN-13: 9781625670632
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 11/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 171
File size: 868 KB

About the Author

John Zakour is a humor/sf/fantasy writer with a Master's degree in Human Behavior. He has written thousand of gags for syndicated comics, comedians, and TV shows (including Rugrats and The Tonight Show). John currently writes his own syndicated comics, Working Daze and Maria’s Day, for Universal Press. He also has been a contributor to Nickelodeon magazine, writing Fairly Odd Parents, Rugrats, and Jimmy Neutron comic books. John also writes Simpsons comics for Bongo Comics. John has written seven humorous SF novels for Daw Books (the first, The Plutonium Blonde, was named the funniest SF book of 2001 by The Chronicle of Science Fiction), three YA books, four humorous self-help books and three books on HTML.

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Baxter Moon Galactic Scout 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
After winning grand prize in a video game contest, Earthling Baxter Moon found himself entering (with full scholarship) the Galactic Academy of Scouts, training to be a pilot. Now in his second year, he and his crew--a slow but strong-as-an-ox girl, her super-smart but klutzy twin brother, and a genetically improved simian, or GiS for short--have been given the overwhelming task of trying to avert a war between two planets!

Trade negotiations between the people of Earth and the blue-skinned folk of planet Aqua had been going promisingly until both planets lost contact with their ships. Both sides of ambassadors are now missing, and each planet is quick to blame the other. With the situation so tense, Earth Force is reluctant to send their soldiers into questionable territory.

The commander of the Galactic Academy has chosen Baxter's team and a rival squad for the mission of retrieving the missing council members. If they succeed, they'll have stopped an intergalactic war. Could it be the TVtrons, TV shaped bots who scour the universe in search of people to watch their programs? The computer systems and robots of the Station have been acting awfully strange lately...

I was not surprised to find that the author of this book has written material for Nickelodeon cable network. This book reads like a one-hour TV program for children, with a shallow main character who, of course, is good at everything except for following orders. Baxter Moon may not be the most sympathetic, three-dimensional hero ever, but his exploits do lead to a humorous story, which will draw in the reluctant preteen who doesn't want to invest too much time or effort into reading.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Baxter Moon won a scholarship to the Galactic Academy of Scouts and he loves attending school there because he is training to be a pilot. Since mankind went into space, they met only one other humanoid race the blue skin Aquarians. The two races do not get along but each race has something they want so they decide to negotiate in a neutral sector.--------------- Neither race hears from their delegates, so each accuses the other side of atrocities. To avoid an intergalactic war, Baxter and his team are ordered to the place where the delegates vanished to learn what happened. They are chosen because they are not certified to bear deadly arms. When they arrive at the location, they find mindless zombies, which mean they must destroy the cause before they too join the delegates. --------------- John Zakour has written a fabulous science fiction thriller filled with humor, action, and tense decisions that could impact both races. The support cast who make Baxter¿s team are fully developed and readers will enjoy their escapades especially GiS the brilliant bioengineered monkey and the extremely strong young lady Zenna. Hopefully this is the first in a new young adult outer space series because readers will adore Baxter. ------------ Harriet Klausner