A gripping, sci-fi thriller about a spaceship which transforms into a living organism after flying through a radiation field, and then begins to turn on the human crew as if they are parasites.
The smell was the first thing we noticed. It was a terrible smell that made us all cough: a smell of burning meat, with another stench overlaying it. Then we saw Firminus standing by the door.
'Something's trying to get in,' he rasped.
You've lived your whole life in peace and safety. You think your future is all mapped out. But then something goes horribly wrong. You have to start running. And suddenly your world will never be the same again.
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'This is a highly imaginative and clever book with singular characters, challenging language, thought-provoking concepts and a fast-paced storyline.' Good Reading, May 2007'Full of brilliant imagery and unexpected twists, you will soon find that you feel that you truly are onboard Plexus with Cheney and the crew. Even if you don't love sci-fi you will love this book.' Lucienne, age 16'Catherine Jinks set out to create a "teenage Alien" and she's done a great job in doing so. Expect gore, thrills and surprises.'Sunday Age, 27/5/07
Catherine Jinks was born in 1963 and grew up in Sydney and Papua New Guinea. She became a writer because she loves reading; she also loves history, films, TV and gossip. She has a BA (Hons) in medieval history, is married to a Canadian, and has one daughter, Hannah. Catherine is the author of over thirty books for children, teenagers and adults.