Review also includes: Space School: Crash Course, 978-1408123775
These two books form part of a mini-series of four short science fiction novels. Luke and his friends Yuri and Yasmin are aboard the spaceship Buzz Aldrin, having left a polluted earth in search of another planet to call home. The stories are a mix of science fiction adventure and children facing the normal everyday problems of falling grades, boredom and, in Luke’s case, being the son of a stressed out captain. The characters are likeable and some characterisation builds up over the series. The authors capture the genre quite well and there is very little else available at this level for lovers of science fiction.