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Debris Dreams

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The year: 2067

The place: Sun-Earth Lagrange Point L1, 1.5 million kilometers above the surface of the Earth

The objective: Survive

Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Zhao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit Luna's resources. Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a terrorist group from the Moon destroys the space elevator, space's highway to Earth. In a flash, Dru's parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.

The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can Dru survive lunar terrorist attacks and find her way home to Sarah?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 404g
  • English
  • Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 194248013X
  • 9781942480136

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Publishers Weekly Drusilla Xao, a girl raised on a space station, lives in a in a time where the crowded Earth must mine resources from asteroids and the moon. When the Moon secedes from Earth with an act of violent terrorism to an elevator rising into the stratosphere, Drusilla loses her parents and is conscripted into the oncoming war. Originally hailed as a hero for standing up to injustice, she finds herself accused of treason instead after refusing her general's criminal order. Carefully lulling readers into false complacency, Colby devotes much of the book to Drusilla's life and training as she bonds with her fellow recruits - normal adolescents obsessed with sex and personal squabbles. Drusilla herself, meanwhile, pines for her long distance girlfriend Sarah on far away Earth, who she may never see again. This makes it all the more shocking when they're ordered to commit a war crime using vicious illegal weapons, and some of her friends agree. Appealingly reminiscent of an updated Heinlein juvenile, it's a story of wartime bravery, principles and self-sacrifice.
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46 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 22% (10)
4 35% (16)
3 26% (12)
2 11% (5)
1 7% (3)
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