Randoms

by David Liss Year Published: 2015

(2019 Grand Canyon Reader Nominee)

 

Book 1 of 3 in the Randoms series

 

Zeke Reynolds comes from a long line of proud science fiction geeks. He knows his games, comics, movies, and TV shows like Captain Kirk knows the starship Enterprise. So it’s a dream come true when he learns the science fiction he loves so much is based on reality—and that he’s been selected to spend a year on a massive space station. To evaluate humanity’s worthiness, the Confederation of United Planets has hand picked three of Earth’s most talented young people—and then there’s Zeke. He’s the random. He's way out of his league, but Zack’s knowledge of science fiction might be the only thing that can save himself, his friends, and Earth itself.