Black Hole Sun
By David Macinnis Gill
(Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061673061, 368pp.)
Publication Date: February 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Its hot. The air reeks of burning fuel; the rivers and lakes seethe with sulfur. In the shadows, evil men plot terror and beasts hunt the innocent. Out on the barren crags of the terraformed planet, there is nowhere to hide. No one to heed a call for help.
No one, except Durango.
David Macinnis Gill is a former high school teacher. In a starred review, Kirkus called his first novel, Soul Enchilada, an "action-packed power-punch of a debut."
School Library Journal Best Book“Rockets readers to new frontiers . . . action-packed.”
-Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
“Great story, great characters, and nonstop action. David Gill takes you to a rugged, fast, tough world.”
-Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
“Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!”
-Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls and Speak
“Readers will have a hard time turning the pages fast enough as the body count rises to the climactic, satisfying ending, which will leave new fans hopeful for more adventures.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Action, adventure, sci-fi, and horror buffs will all find this an almost perfect mix of all of the genres, and the addition of a soupçon of romance and hints of painful family drama results in a book that’s got appeal to just about any potential speculative-fiction fan.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Science-fiction fans will cheer Durango on in his exploits and enjoy the twists in the novel’s satisfying conclusion. ”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Fast-paced, compulsively readable, and outright funny.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)