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Losers in Space (edition 2012)

by John Barnes

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Title:Losers in Space
Authors:John Barnes
Info:Viking Juvenile (2012), Hardcover, 384 pages
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Losers in Space by John Barnes

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Three days and I made it, like, 50 pages in. And I just don't care. When there are better, more interesting books calling to me from the coffee table, I just can't justify muddling through something that can't hold my attention for longer than 15 or so pages at a time.

Sorry "Losers," maybe next time.
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
In the near future, nobody works. Everybody receives enough to live on, and if you want more, you need some form of celebrity. A group of self-styled losers, children of celebrities, need to make their own fame. To do so, they stowaway on a Mars bound spaceship. It's a lark, until they realize that one of their number is truly dangerous. ( )
  lilibrarian | Jun 6, 2013 |
In the year 2167 a group of high school (more or less) "moes", trying to become socially relevant, stow away on a space ship to Mars. Then they find that life has become VERY real VERY fast. This is a wonderful story with some pretty good characters and neat twists. ( )
  Fledgist | Apr 14, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670061565, Hardcover)

It is the year 2129 . . . and fame is all that matters

Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend Derlock cook up a surefire plan: the nine of them will visit a Mars-bound spaceship and stow away. Their survival will be a media sensation, boosting their ratings across the globe. There's only one problem: Derlock is a sociopath. Breakneck narrative, pointed cultural commentary, warm heart, accurate science, a kickass heroine, and a ticking clock . . . who could ask for more?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:42 -0400)

In 2029, hoping to bypass the exams and training that might lead to a comfortable life, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans.

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