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To Orbit – Alpha City 2050 BOOK ONE
Meet Jax Janssen,
A Space Boomer with
nerves of steel. . . Jax lives for adventure – he's lived on moon bases
and space stations and rocket ships in between; he's no stranger to
The Boy Genius – he's
taken time travel to a whole new dimension, and can't help looking for
trouble. But will everyone survive the rush?
The young offspring
of deep-space explorers – left alone with relatives and seeking
approval, he finds himself risking everything. Will he live to tell
Kako and Yoko Lui,
The playful and
mysterious twins of
How long will their secret last? Are the fun and games about to end?
year is 2050 and Jax Janssen arrives on Alpha City with his father.
After living on the Moon for the last few years, he is excited about
the space station city and meeting new friends. Little does Jax know
that life is more complicated than Holo-Games.
Jax's new friends Kako and Yoko need his help to save their friends
from certain disaster. Can the teens figure out how to get a time
traveling machine back to Alpha City 2050 safe and sound? Can a
disabled cruiser ship, the Nautilus, make it back to Alpha City in
time? Join Jax on his first great space adventure where he encounters
seasoned astronauts, a teen genius, and clones.
from the dark border regions of Jupiter to the flashing lights of an
orbital space station,
Alpha City 2050
is the first power-packed Ticket To
Orbit adventure that will send your nerves to the
edge. . . and
Future Is Fantastic!
yours today direct from James H. Gillam for further
About this new and
exciting series ...
Alpha City 2050 –
BOOK ONE and beyond
Ticket to Orbit-the
series, is a high adventure, low vocabulary collection of serial
novels. It is unique as a youth novel combining exciting adventure,
conflict, resolution, problem-solving, complex character development
and "life lessons".
Ticket to Orbit:
Alpha City 2050 soon to be joined by Ticket To
Orbit: Rage of the Clones and Ticket To Orbit: The Enemy Within,
spring 2005, is aimed squarely at the male demographic. This new
series features among the characters strong males and female
heroines. There is a focus on parental figures and the aged.
This series has been
written for the middle school student. Teens in grades nine, ten and
eleven in general literature or demonstrating below average reading
skills will be able to read this novel discovering that it deals with
contemporary issues that impact youth on a daily basis.
To Orbit-the series, is written in short
(five pages or less) "scenes" rather than extended chapters to capture
the short attention span of this youth target market. The high
adventure and intrigue is meant to captivate with snappy dialogue and
rapid pace. Much like watching a movie, Ticket To
Orbit-the series, moves between scenes providing four stories that
merge at the apex of each novel.
For the scholastic
market, Ticket To Orbit-the series can be
purchased with a Teachers Guide. This module will promote learning,
providing up to thirty lesson plans per 192 page novel that may be
photocopied and distributed in class settings. It is expected an
entire Teachers Guide and class curriculum will take on average six
weeks to complete.
Orbit, is available as both stand-alone but may be purchased at a
discount for class sets. Class sets (comprising twenty-five books)
will include a gratis Teachers Guide. Teachers Guides with
accompanying curriculum can be ordered separately at minimal cost.
Volume discounts are available for school purchases.
Come join us now for
the grand adventure of growing up! Blast ahead forty-six years into
the future and see what life may be like. Buckle your safety belts
and straps yourselves in tight ... it's going to be a wild ride.
The Future is
About the authors;
operates a successful therapy practice. Having provided counseling
services to both children and youth for the past twenty-two years he
comes with a vast degree of knowledge and experience. He is a
formidable communicator dialoging with youth in a way that is
meaningful, fun and educational. James is no stranger to writing with
Ticket To Orbit:
Alpha City being
his fourth book. He s penned last year's screenplay and indie cult
hit, Zeroids: Return to Planet Zero.
is an educator teaching grades nine through twelve. She brings to
Ticket To Orbit-the series, many years of
literature experience and a passion for journalism.
With the combined
talents and over thirty years of experience working with and for youth
this dynamic pair of writers have created an exciting and educational
space epic series for an often overlooked population