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Barney's stuck at a boring after-school job, earning money to repay his parents after their beach house is destroyed in a battle with aliens.  Of course, they don't believe that aliens did the damage.  No one, in fact, realizes that sixteen-year-old Barney saved the world by outsmarting the visitors at their violent game, saved the world by outsmarting the visitors at their violent game, Interstellar Pig.  No one but the aliens-and for them the game is far from over.  Barney is about to become the unwilling partner of a chatty intestinal parasite; the potential snack of giant, man-eating crabs; and the competitor of a stinger-happy seven-foot wasp woman.  Life just got a lot more interesting...

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FNORDinc, April 7, 2010 (view all comments by FNORDinc)
In 1984 William Sleator released Interstellar Pig, a Young Adult science fiction novel. Barney, a fair skinned geeky kid spends his summer vacation at the beach with his parents. some good looking folks move into the rental next door and drag him into a real life game of intergalactic war.

Book one Barney learns that the game is real, the neighbors are aliens, and for hundreds of years, interstellar races have been in a battle for survival.

18 years later Sleator released Parasite Pig, a sequel.

Book two takes Barney off world. It picks up 6-10 months after the last page of book one. Barney is working in the stacks of a library to earn money. He is playing the abandoned Interstellar Pig board game on the side with friends.

Kidnapped and dragged to the planet J'koot, Barney and his would-be girlfriend Katie must fight to get back home. Ultimately, this would be best accomplished with out losing a limb or having their flesh flayed off by giant Crabs who feel human flesh is a delicacy.

I gotta say i really enjoyed this book. Perfect reading for 8-10 year olds who are into sci-fi. Though a solid standalone book, the original sets the sequel up nicely

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Sleator, William
New York
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Science fiction
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magic
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
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no. 98/511
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Grade Level:
from 7
7.00x4.24x.60 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12 up to 16

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