DIRT IS FOR LOSERS. ~~ Humankind has stations in space, cities on the moon, and colonies on Mars. In humanity’s shadow lies dirt, prison of the unfit—the sick, insane, or criminal—all desperate to escape. Sixteen-year-old Mara Duval, born and raised on Tombaugh Station, is training for the first mission to Jupiter. But before she can embrace her future, she must confront her family’s failures. Mara must go down to Dirt.
Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of "ETERNITY’S MIND," says: "DOWN TO DIRT is YA hard science fiction with an attitude, full of technical details as engaging as the characters. I was immediately drawn into the story."
Readers' Favorite Book Reviews says: "I generally have a hard time reading stories where events are more told than shown, but Down to Dirt was such an entertaining and effortless read, that I am pleased to admit I've seldom read a novel this close to perfection. Everything you could want in a YA, coming of age, sci-fi, dystopian world drama is here, put together for your reading pleasure by a talented and masterful writer. Do yourself a favor and read Down to Dirt by Kevin Killiany."
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The first book in this young adult science fiction adventure is perfect for readers 13 and older.
The stars belong to the Space Service. The Space Service launched the first fusion rockets, put cities on the moon, set giant space stations in their orbit, colonized Mars, and is constructing deep-space exploration vessels in its shipyards above the red planet. The future is full of opportunities for those who meet the Space Service’s criteria for living in space. But there are no bright futures for those deemed unfit for space: the unintelligent, the diseased, the mentally ill, the emotionally unstable, the sociopaths, and the criminals are condemned to life on Dirt, a place everyone knows but no one mentions.
Every family has members who are condemned to life on Dirt, and sixteen-year-old Mara Duval’s is no different.
Mara, born and raised on Tombaugh Space Station, is training to be part of humanity’s first mission to the moons of Jupiter. But her parents are determined for her to understand her family’s past before she embarks on her future in deep space. She must meet those she is leaving behind, her relatives who have failed. She must go down to Dirt.
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PRINT BOOK INFO:
Perfect Bound / Softcover:
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.7509 (0.793 Lbs)
362 Pages (22/carton)
List Price: $16.95