Synopses & Reviews
A trip to the Moon? Sounds like the perfect family vacation. Only for 13-year-old Charles "Chigger" Dingillian his family is anything but perfect. His parents fight so much they put the 'dis' into dysfunctional. So when he and his brothers find themselves halfway to the Moon Chigger hits on a plan: if his parents can't find a way to work things out, why not just divorce them? Sound crazy? Until it works.
Charles and his brothers are on their own. But their bid for freedom hits a roadblock when Chigger suspects they are targets of an interstellar manhunt. What do these Big Corporations want? And why?
Their only hope is to jump off the planet...
"Worthy of Heinlein. The creation of a major talent."--Booklist
"Classy. The science here is every bit as convincing as the fiction." -Publishers Weekly
"Through the perceptions of his youthful narrator, Gerrold portrays a near-future beset with problems that demand new solutions." -Library Journal
About the Author
- a winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award - is the author of dozens of novels, including Jumping Off the Planet, Bouncing Off the Moon, The Man Who Folded Himself, When Harlie was One,
and the incredibly popular The War Against the Chtorr
A prolific screenwriter as well as a novelist - he wrote the hugely popular The Trouble with Tribbles episode for the original Star Trek television series. Gerrold lives in Northridge, California, with his son.