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April 2007

What’s New · GalaxyCon · Books for Teens

Fiction

the cover of Spacer and Rat

Spacer and Rat
Margaret Bechard
Just when things are looking up for Spacer Jack he meets Kit, an Earthy “rat” who will do anything to protect her very valuable very human-like sidekick robot, Waldo. If the Company finds out Jack is helping Kit he’ll lose everything. So why can’t he just turn her in?

Ender’s Shadow
Orson Scott Card
A parallel novel to Ender’s Game, this is the story of Bean, the boy-genius doomed to live his life in the shadow of the famous and brilliant Ender Wiggins, hero of the Bugger Wars. But it is Bean who must carry the burden of saving Ender and in turn saving the world from total destruction.

the cover of The White Mountains

The White Mountains
John Christopher
Thirteen-year-old Will Parker is on the run. Trying to avoid capture by the tripod machines that rule the world, Will is determined to reach Switzerland’s White Mountains and the final community of free humans that live there. The first book in the Tripods Trilogy

Starship Troopers
Robert Heinlein
For army recruits of the future, a grueling boot camp soon seems like a walk in the park compared to the battle they must fight against the human race’s most terrifying enemy.

the cover of Shade’s Children

Shade’s Children
Garth Nix
All adults over fourteen are gone and the remaining young people are used as pawns in war games waged by evil overlords. The only hope for the future lies with a ragtag group of psychic kids and their mysterious leader, Shade.

Life as We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Watching a meteor crash into the moon from the safety of the Earth doesn’t sound scary to sixteen-year-old Miranda. Things go horribly wrong, however, and the moon is knocked closer to the Earth causing all sorts of natural disasters. Miranda and her family are suddenly thrust into a struggle for survival as society breaks down and chaos threatens to take over the world.

the cover of Virtual War

Virtual War
Gloria Skurzynski
Fourteen-year-old Corgan has been genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier in a virtual war waged among the world’s superpowers in 2088. But the more Corgan learns about the people that created him, the less he wants to fight for them.

Uglies
Scott Westerfeld
Sixteen-year-old Tally can not wait until she receives the surgery that will transform her into a “pretty.” When a new friendship threatens this chance, Tally must decide if she is willing to risk staying an “ugly” forever in order to save her friend.

the cover of The Way of the Apprentice

The Way of the Apprentice
Jude Watson
In this first book of the Jedi Quest series young Anakin Skywalker learns that being a Jedi is about more than being strong in the ways of the force—it is also about learning to follow your instincts, even when the fate of an entire planet depends on you.

The Threat Within
Jude Watson
In this volume of the Jedi Apprentice series Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan investigate planetary sabotage as their relationship with each other changes.

Graphic/Illustrated Novel

the cover of Star Wars: Honor and Duty

Star Wars: Honor and Duty
John Ostrander
Spanning the Clone Wars to the first mission of Darth Vader, watch the fall of the Republic through the eyes of Clone War hero Sagoro Autem.

Star Wars: General Grievous
Chuck Dixon
General Grievous, leader of the Separatist army, battles Padawan Flynn Kybo and his master T’chooka D’oon.

Star Wars: Chewbacca
The history of the mighty Chewbacca is revealed by those who knew him best.

the cover of Star Wars: Boba Fett: Death, Lies & Treachery

Star Wars: Boba Fett: Death, Lies & Treachery
John Wagner
Not even the dead can escape Boba Fett. On a mission from Jabba the Hutt, Bobo Fett must hunt down an intergalactic magician and figure out a way to kill someone who appears to already be dead.

Jedi Healer: A Clone Wars Novel
Michael Reaves
All that stands between a Separatist victory and the collapse of the Republic is a small med unit deep in the Jasserak jungle. Can surgeons Jos Vandar and Kornell “Uli” Divini beat the odds and help repel the legions of attacking droids?

Nonfiction

Star Wars: The Making of Episode I, The Phantom Menace
Laurent Bouzereau

the cover of Star Wars Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide: A Language Guide to the Galaxy

Star Wars Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide: A Language Guide to the Galaxy
Ben Burtt

Star Wars, Episode I: Visual Dictionary
David West Reynolds

Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters
Daniel Wallace

George Lucas
Adam Woog