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Overview

In Gary Pearson's newest novel, an unlikely collection of space explorers find themselves millions of light years from home, amid many strange new worlds and the dangers they contain. With nods to Star Trek, Star Wars, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Slaughterhouse 5, Firefly and other classics, Marooned in Space is a comic science fiction adventure about the future-- complete with aliens, lifelike robots, internet brain implants, cryogenic space travel and a Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Authored and illustrated with over 20 drawings by award-winning television writer Gary Pearson (Mad TV, Corner Gas, Sunnyside, That's So Weird, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Marooned in Space! asks: "Instead of the superstar astronauts that typically go on galactic adventures, what if we saw a more ordinary collection of regular folks in deep space?" The space ship, The Icarus 7, is peopled by a failed cartoonist, a teen genius, a shop owner, a teacher, a brewery owner, a public relations hack, a super model, a young preacher, a little girl, a billionaire...and his wife. This is Pearson's third novel, following 'Slapshot of Love' and 'Me and the Crack Mayor', which are also available from Amazon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539590378
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Marooned in Space Series , #1
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

'MAROONED IN SPACE!' Is Gary Pearson's third novel. The first two, Slapshot of Love and Me and the Crack Mayor are available all over the world from Amazon in both Kindle and print editions.

Gary Pearson co-created, co-wrote and co-show ran the hybrid sketch-sitcom- SUNNYSIDE with Dan Redican. He also ran THAT'S SO WEIRD, the award winning hit youth sketch comedy show. His other TV writing credits include CORNER GAS, THE RON JAMES SHOW, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, JUST FOR LAUGHS ALL ACCESS, and MAD TV.

He is formerly of Toronto's legendary SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE and is known for his early work with his comedy troupe THE CHUMPS. Gary has also appeared on camera in HISTORY BITES, THE KIDS IN THE HALL, THE NEWSROOM, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES and SUNNYSIDE.

Gary has 6 Gemini nominations for writing and producing and 3 Canadian Comedy Award nominations and one win. He has 3 Writer's Guild Screenwriting nominations and one win. He also has 4 of the new Canadian Screen Award (The Candy) nominations, and one win for comedy writing.

Gary also did all the cartoon drawings in 'Marooned in Space!', which not everyone would brag about.

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