Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Charon's Ark - Rick Gauger
In a nutshell, a group of high school students are on a plane for a school trip when the plane is taken by an alien spaceship, and brought to Pluto’s moon Charon. Turns out Charon is also a spaceship, a kind of space ark, and the aliens that run the ship have preserved dinosaurs there.
The meat of this story if figuring out who the aliens are, and why they need these kids to help them. I kind of wish I had been able to read this when I was still young, as there was a bunch of school drama going on there I would have enjoyed on a different level than reading it today. It was also a fun little nostalgia trip – it was written in the late 80s, so technology levels certainly weren’t up to what they are today.
All in all, I’m glad I tracked this down, but I’m also glad I didn’t pay that much for it. Definitely more of a fun popcorn book.