Next up in The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide we have the first novel from my friend and fellow pop culture journalist, Thomas Wheeler. Thomas is well-known for his expertise with toys such as the Real American Hero: GI Joe and Masters of the Universe, but STARCHILDREN is his first novel, and it looks to be lots of fun.
This would be the perfect gift for fans of old-school science fiction and adventure. It’s a throwback to the golden age of science fiction, with echoes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Isaac Asimov and Jules Verne, but with an modern setting.
Here’s what the Amazon blurb says:
Enter a new world of science-fiction adventure! A mysterious island has appeared in the Pacific Ocean. A pair of scientists is sent in to determine its origin and purpose. What they discover may change the world forever – assuming the world survives the threat that is looming. But is the threat from the island, from somewhere else, or somehow – both?
From the author: This is a concept that I first created forty years ago. Finally, it has been revised, enhanced, and published in book form! If I were to describe the tale in one sentence, it would likely be, “Jonny Quest meets Star Trek”. I hope you will find this book fun, exciting, and enjoyable.
Thomas just published this book through Amazon, and it’s bound to be a fun read, inspired by the great works of Science Fiction.