SKY HORIZON

David Brin

winner of the 2008 Hal Clement Award for best YA science fiction novel


DAVID BRIN's Sky Horizon

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Start with an old premise — kids find and conceal a stranded alien

Only turn the notion on its head. When irresponsible teens seek to exploit this cool discovery, our young hero saves the visitor from certain death by ending the secrecy and involving the entire world. And for a change, the world is shown behaving well. A message is sent on the castaway's behalf and his people send starships of a unique kind!

The visitors are neither friendly nor invaders. Instead — cryptic and creepy — they promise humanity "a reward." Only they don't bring it to Washington or the UN. They bring no new energy sources or disease cures. Instead, they hover over the High School where the castaway had been kept. Then — witnessed on TV around the world — they appear to...

Teaser! A way-fun premise - if you can stand some spoilers!


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more about David Brin's COLONY HIGH series

When a group of teens rescue a stranded alien, humanity is rewarded with a “gift”: their entire high school, along with a quarter-mile radius of town surrounding the school, is transported to a new planet, millions of light years from Earth. 1200 'colonists,' mostly teens, must learn to survive in a strange and hostile environment. Colony High follows their plight as they struggle to survive, and uncover a trail of bizarre clues to solve the mystery of why they are there — and if they will ever see their homes again.

This is a coming of age story, as teens transform into leaders, villains, and heroes. Some rise to the challenge, while others, unable to accept their new reality, descend into despair. Each must choose a path to follow as they come to grips with their harsh surroundings and decide: Was humanity really given a gift?

It is a gift... of a sort. Only now, led by our hero (who must become a new Moses), these pampered American teenagers have to grow up very fast. They will overcome violent challenges in order to save themselves... and eventually their homeworld, Earth.


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