The Spaceship Next Door
When a spaceship lands in Sorrow Falls, a lovable and fearless small-town girl is the planet’s only hope for survival
Three years ago, a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts. It never opened its doors, and for all that time, the townspeople have wondered why the ship landed there, and what—or who—could be inside.
Then one day a government operative—posing as a journalist—arrives in town, asking questions. He discovers sixteen-year-old Annie Collins, one of the ship’s closest neighbors and a local fixture known throughout the town, who has some of the answers.
As a matter of fact, Annie Collins might be the most important person on the planet. She just doesn’t know it.
Praise For The Spaceship Next Door…
“Doucette’s genial, leisurely novel feels like a throwback to the squeaky-clean science fiction of the mid-twentieth century . . . The town is vividly realized and described . . . [and] Doucette’s dry sense of humor and obvious affection for his characters go a long way . . . A warmhearted ode to a simpler time and place in a community so small that everybody knows everybody else’s business.” — Kirkus Reviews
“An enormously enjoyable first contact story you won’t forget, from a talented new voice in sci-fi!” — A. G. Riddle, best-selling author of The Atlantis Gene and Pandemic
Harper Voyager, 9781328567468, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2018