A Boy With A Mission
The airlock door opens on adventure and a main character with an attitude. Readers are introduced to a group of teens without a lot of fear, the knack to get into trouble walking across the room, and dedication to accomplishing what they set out to do.
Science fiction for teens is gaining ground. The stories aren’t so much science driven but rather they’re the adventures of young adults in a futuristic world and how they handle the restrictions placed on them. The stories can be on space stations, during travel to another world, in a completely different galaxy. There can be all sorts of monsters, both human and otherwise. Of course, there are bad guys, and you might see a strange creature or two.
The fun of building your own world is that you can set new rules, but some rules have to remain the same. Okay, so you need gravity on a space station for people to be able to function. Why not have instances of the gravity failing. What can happen then?
Perhaps you have teens who love using flitters to earn a few bucks. What if a group of space pirates showed up to make trouble?
That’s the situation facing BD Bradford in Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates. It’s only one of the problems he faces during a day that never seems to end, but when it does, he’s still stuck with one issue—BD Bradford will never understand girls!
BD Bradford resides on Canoples Station in 2364. He's on his last break before graduating high school. The biggest worry on his mind is scoring enough creds to buy the latest vid-game, and making up with his girlfriend, if she'll stop glaring at him. An announcement at breakfast hatches an idea in his ever-active brain – space pirates might be in the vicinity. Visions of creds tumbling around him after he captures the miscreants war with thoughts of what he did to torque off his girlfriend. He catches a glimpse of the villains outside the promenade's viewport, but he beats feet to safety upon hearing one of his sworn enemies having a drama moment.