Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2012
The year's best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- Air & Space magazine, November 2012
Losers in Space
by John Barnes.
Viking, 448 pp., $18.99.
In 2129, no one has to work for a living. Everyone receives a stipend, and robots produce nearly all goods and provide almost all services. The only areas for humans to excel are in the arts, athletics—or as a professional celebrity. So it makes sense that a group of teenagers decide, as a stunt to improve their celebrity chances, to stow away on a spaceship to Mars. The only problem? One of the teenagers is a psychotic. Ages 14-up.