|SCIENCE FICTION FOR MIDDLE GRADES
Fictive Press 2016
A Suspenseful Sci-Fi Thriller for YA & Middle Grades
Fourteen-year-old Miranda has it all: beauty, brains, talent, perfect
health. Until the day her vision goes blurry – the first symptom of a
fatal disease. As she and her parents fight to save her, she makes the
shocking discovery that everything she thought she knew about her life is
Suddenly Miranda is facing some troubling questions: What makes us human?
Is it our DNA, our upbringing or the choices we make? The answers will
force Miranda to deal with the biggest challenges of her life.
"A suspense-filled mystery that starts off with exploring Miranda’s
middle school life, then morphs into a science fiction bombshell!”—
Erika Lewis, TV producer/writer and author of Game Of Shadows, Tor
“Full of twists and turns that will leave you guessing and gasping
until the end!” — Eric Walters, award-winning author of over 100 books
“A carefully crafted and suspenseful tale, as thought provoking, as it
is engaging.”— Perry Nodelman, children’s book author and recipient of
the 2015 International Brothers Grimm Award for research in children’s
Available in print
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The Edge of When
Rebecca worries about the things a normal
12-year-old girl would worry about: starting junior high, her friends,
her family. But when she witnesses a kidnapping and finds herself
transported into a terrifying world of the future, Rebecca not only
must find her way home - she must figure out a way to alter the course
Originally published as
three separate stories, this newly revised and edited novel for young
readers still resonates with one essential truth: the future of the
world is shaped by the choices we all make today.
junior-high-schooler Rebecca witnesses the kidnapping of a classmate
and while trying to help him, is transported by time machine to 2050, a
dystopian, post–nuclear-apocalypse future in which the few survivors
live underground. Damaged by radiation, they have resorted to
kidnapping young teens from the past to provide for future
reproduction. In a fast-paced series of often-suspenseful events, the
pair return to their own time accompanied by teens Lewis and Catherine.
In a second part, Rebecca follows time-travelers Mark and Jonathan to a
different dystopian future, a commerce-driven police state in which the
pair are freedom fighters. Eventually, Rebecca ends up in her own time
living side by side with another version of herself as she and her
friends try to change the present in order to alter the future. The
action and imaginative ideas will keep readers engaged... A
thought-provoking and entertaining time-travel tale with a useful, even
hopeful, message about personal responsibility — Kirkus Reviews, 2012
Me, Myself and I
Have you ever wondered what would happen if there
were two of you?
In Me, Myself and I, Jonathan
meets the girl from his dreams, but he can't figure out how she got
Rebecca returns from Zanu to a great surprise. In
this adventure she has to outsmart herself.
David, Beth, and nasty Norman are playing in the snow near Winnipeg,
Manitoba. Suddenly, Beth disappears. One by one, the children fall
through…what? They find themselves in a totally different world–a
terrifying world–a world of programmed people and genetic manipulation.
exciting science fiction adventure will fascinate the reader as a
story. It will also provoke thought and discussion as it introduces
problems that face the scientific world today.
Rebecca has already had one experience with a time
machine and travelling into the future. Can there be another future? In
the world of Zanu, Rebecca finds kids her own age buying beautiful
clothes and cars and telling their robots what to prepare for dinner.
But something doesn't tell right. Rebecca wants to go home, to her own
time, but she finds herself caught in this glamorous dreamworld. Is it
real? It is all beautiful? Is it our future?
The Fusion Factor
It's all Lonney's fault that Rebecca gets a D on her
report. Lonney is always causing trouble. But when Rebecca sees Lonney
get kidnapped and no one believes her, she has to do something.
Following the black van takes her to a warehouse and then. . .
"We believe The Fusion Factor to
be just the type of children's literature needed to facilitate
discussion of the nuclear threat in classrooms and schools by teachers.
We believe children will find the book not only captivating but also
stimulating, informative, and encouraging." — Manitoba
Educators for Social Responsibility
Also published as It's Up To Us
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