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From the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright comes another cutting-edge cosmic space adventure for anyone who's ever looked up at the stars and wondered about the universe. An exploration of the constellations, an appreciation of the courage of astronauts, and a loving father-son story. Perfect for fans of Scott Kelly's Astrotwins series.
How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? To see him go on rocket launches, live in zero gravity, and fly through space like a superhero? Jamie Drake knows. His dad is orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. Jamie thinks it's cool, and he's proud of his dad, but he also really misses him. Hanging out at the local observatory one day, Jamie is surprised when he picks up a strange signal on his phone. Could it be aliens? Are they closer to our planet than anyone realizes? With his dad in space, Jamie feels he has no choice but to investigate on his own. But when something goes wrong with his dad's mission, Jamie is reminded that space is a dangerous place. He decides it's time to prove that he's a hero too.
Featuring an intriguing premise, this novel by Edge (The Many Worlds of Albie Bright) nimbly intertwines science, math, and fiction. Jamie Drake's father, a British astronaut commanding the International Space Station, is on an unprecedented mission to launch an array of tiny, laser-propelled "nano-spacecraft" into the stars to search for alien life. Days before his father's space walk, Jamie ventures into a seemingly abandoned observatory. There, he discovers an eccentric astronomer who is combing the galaxy for alien signals, drawing inspiration from American astrophysicist Frank Drake's 1960s algebraic equation that estimates the number of possible intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way. Fiction entertainingly edges out science as Jamie gets pulled into the space fray after downloading a message from an alien in distress. Jamie is catapulted to stardom as he sets off to rescue both his alien buddy and his stranded father in a fantastical finale. Back matter explaining scientists' real-life search for extraterrestrial intelligence brings readers back to earth and leaves them wondering, "What if...?" Ages 9 12.