Randoms, Volume 1

David Liss (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
September 20, 2016
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 1.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781481417808

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About the Author

David Liss is a proud science fiction geek. When not acting like a total fanboy, he's generally working on his books, stories, and comics. Liss has written eight bestselling novels for adults, most recently The Day of Atonement, and is the author of numerous comics, including Mystery Men, Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives, and Angelica Tomorrow. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Reviews

"Randoms is an incredibly fun and heartfelt space adventure. With menacing villains and lovable underdogs, this book has so much to offer readers of all ages. I can't wait to read what happens to Zeke and his friends next!"--SJ Kincaid, author of Insignia
"A smorgasbord of sci-fi geekiness, David Liss's Randoms blends angst, adventure, humor, pathos, space battles, anime, giraffe aliens, and philosophical meanderings on the nature of "humanity" into a plot that twists and tumbles towards a breathless summer-action-flick finale. Be prepared to cheer on the underdogs in this dizzying romp of a novel."--John David Anderson, author of Sidekicked
"Funny, wild, possibly deranged, and way too much fun."--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Army and Rot & Ruin
"As fun as a barrel full of tribbles, Randoms is middle-grade space opera at its best. Scary aliens! Cat people! Exploding starships! My inner geek stood up and cheered. Kids who love sci-fi, comics, or gaming will gobble up this fast-paced story, and it will make converts out of the rest."--Pete Hautman, author of National Book Award Winner Godless
"What an adventure! Randoms has such a clever concept behind it, and it's thrilling to ride along as Zeke Reynolds battles enemy aliens (and humans), buddies up with up with aliens (and even, sometimes, humans), and manages again and again to score his own version of victory for underdogs and 'randoms' all across the universe."--Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of the New York Times bestselling series The Shadow Children and The Missing
"My fellow geeks, rejoice! We have a new hero in the form of the all-nerdy, all-knowing, Zeke. And it is no random chance that his knowledge of pop sci-fi makes him the hippest hero of the galaxy."--Tony DiTerlizzi, author of The Search for Wondla
"Liss's characters are engaging, the video-game-like competitions and SF commentary are fun, the sheer plenitude of alien species is fascinating, and the jokes just keep on coming."--Publishers Weekly
"Real geeks wouldn't have it any other way."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of science fiction and nonstop action alike will enjoy this smart, light adventure that brims with allusions to a variety of sci-fi movies and TV shows old and new."--School Library Journal
*"First in a series, Randoms is an exhilarating read that will have no trouble hooking sci-fi fans--particularly with its many sf references--and it carries enough fun and excitement to appeal to reluctant readers, in spite of the intimidating page count. With a tip of the hat to geeks everywhere, this novel is a class act."--Booklist, starred review
"For readers who get giddy about mentions of obscure episodes of Star Trek or complex descriptions of nanites that allow humans to build up their natural abilities as they gain skill points (complete with a flowchart), this is a comradely treat."--BCCB