Monday, December 18, 2006BOOKENDS
Larklight by Philip Reeve
A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space
Philip Reeve of Mortal Engines fame (I've bookended that one before) takes a trip into past Victorian England -- but not the Victorian England we have come to know. Instead, it's a tale of gravitational pull, planet colonization, space pirates, angry spiders, and a battle to save the universe from certain destruction! Art and Myrtle Mumby live with their father in a space house, far from the reaches of earth. One exciting day, they are to receive visitors -- Mr Webster and company. But when Mr Webster arrives, he doesn't merely want a cup of tea. Art and Myrtle have to escape -- and fast! -- and so their adventures begin, taking them to the farthest reaches of space and back home again, with certain death charging behind them.
This was a delightful book with plenty of action, illustrations, and amazing fun. A great choice for humourous science fiction in the British language and good for the younger set.
Y SCIENCE FICTION Reeve
~emily - 9:19 AM~
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