Planesrunner

Planesrunner

Book - 2011
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When fourteen-year-old Everett Singh's scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves a mysterious app on Everett's computer giving him access to the Infundibulum--a map of parallel earths--which is being sought by technologically advanced dark powers that Everett must somehow elude while he tries to rescue his father.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2011
ISBN: 9781616145415
1616145412
Branch Call Number: / SF MCDONAL IAN
Characteristics: 269 p. ; 23 cm

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LibraryGorilla Nov 03, 2012

A great science fiction adventure for teens. The book opens with Everett Singh’s father, a quantum physicist, being kidnapped right in front of him. Then he receives a computer program containing the only copy of Dr. Singh’s research, a map of the multiple universes reachable through the Heisenberg Gate built by his research team. Everett discovers that not only his own government, but those of several other worlds much further along in such research will do anything to get the program. Fleeing them, he sets out to find his father, a prisoner in the world E3. He finds refuge with the crew of a small, independent airship of E3, the Everness. The science fiction elements of the worlds are very well done, plausible in their detail, as are the social and cultural aspects. It’s really refreshing to read a book where the highly intelligent youth is the hero in his own right. Everett is a great main character and Sen, the odd young tarot-reading pilot of the Everness, is a very good partner for him, spontaneous, whimsical, and unpredictable. This is the start of a very enjoyable adventure series, and should also appeal to adult science fiction readers looking for something on the shorter and lighter side that yet isn’t thin in concept or childish in approach.

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grinninggirl
Jul 24, 2012

A fast-paced intro to SF master Ian McDonald's three-dimensional imagination. Perhaps a few too many coincidences for five stars, but still a great offering with memorable characters.

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MICAHJAMES
Aug 16, 2012

MICAHJAMES thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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