A MAN. A SPACE CAPTAIN.
Highly intelligent. Extremely skilled. Top of his class. Adored by millions. Captain John… is not that man.
But can that man have the courage to face what he is, and be transformed? Leave behind selfishness & embrace service? Can he go from hopeless – to hero? Welcome to Marooned – the story of Captain John, a self-centered space pilot from Earth, and his sidekick Asimov, an automated garbage can turned into a genius robot.
Marooned is a mixture of things I loved as a kid. It’s a story that I thought would be fun to read. It’s a mix of influences like Star Wars, Bugs Bunny, Calvin & Hobbes, Thunderbirds, Star Blazers and Peanuts all rolled into one.
And John & Asimov aren’t alone. There’s also Ugo, the Martian leader, who is wise and helpful. Ril the orphan tween who has lots of attitude, but desperately wants a family, Zed the renegade alien, and the mysterious Captain Lian Fisher – survivor of a lost mission to Mars who has become something more than human.
In the end, he is presented with an all-or-nothing battle where selfish behavior and foolish pride have no place, that will decide not only his fate, but the fate of everyone on Mars. Marooned is a story that is funny, but it also has heart.
Sit back, grab your favorite drink and snack, and dive in!