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Starcross: An Intergalactic Adventure of Spies and Time Travel by Philip Reeve
Cover Artist: David Wyatt
Review by Colleen Cahill
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781599901213
Date: 16 October 2007 List Price $16.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

In Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve brought us a thrilling epic of post-apocalyptic fiction, written for young adults but also good for more mature readers. In Starcross, he again delves into sub-genre, this time steampunk, with a story loaded with secret agents, time travel and wonderful British wit. A sequel to Larklight, this preteen book is also a page-turner for older readers, as we follow the continuing adventures of Arthur Mumby and his sister Myrtle through a nineteenth-century space and spy romp.

From official release/information:

Book Description: Art, Myrtle and their mother accept the kind invitation of a holiday to an up-and-coming asteroid resort. But they set out with visions of rest and relaxation only to be sucked into a dastardly plot involving spies, time travel, and mind-altering clothing! Before their adventures are out, they'll sail an aether-ship amid asteroid-strewn seas, dodge demonic puppets, and learn wisdom from an unlikely ally: the Moobs! With faster-than-light plot twists and enough tongue-in-cheek vim and vigor to keep a galaxy in laughter, this dynamic sequel to Larklight is a tour de force of the most intergalactic kind. (Ages: 10 and up)

(Source: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books)

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