Losers in Space

Losers in Space

by John Barnes


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It is the year 2129 . . . and fame is all that matters

Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend Derlock cook up a surefire plan: the nine of them will visit a Mars-bound spaceship and stow away. Their survival will be a media sensation, boosting their ratings across the globe. There's only one problem: Derlock is a sociopath. Breakneck narrative, pointed cultural commentary, warm heart, accurate science, a kickass heroine, and a ticking clock . . . who could ask for more?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670061563
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/12/2012
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.36(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

John Barnes is the author of Tales of the Madman Underground, as well as many science fiction novels for adults. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Losers in Space 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, moving, blisteringly smart, and a real celebration of science. This book is nerd heaven, basically.
Madeline_in_america More than 1 year ago
I got this book because of its review in the new York times, and I was not disappointed. It is an extremely interesting book that is very well written. It gets a bit boring near the end, but worth reading.
Fledgist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the year 2167 a group of high school (more or less) "moes", trying to become socially relevant, stow away on a space ship to Mars. Then they find that life has become VERY real VERY fast. This is a wonderful story with some pretty good characters and neat twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago