Noah Zarc: Roswell Incident (A Science Fiction Time Travel Adventure Short Story for Kids)
Evolved Publishing presents the short story prequel to the Noah Zarc middle grade science fiction series for kids 9-12 years old—an out-of-this-world, action-packed thrill ride. DRM-FREE
What really happened on July 14, 1947 outside of Roswell, New Mexico? Did an alien spaceship crash, only to be confiscated by the U.S. government? There’s one kid who knows the whole story, and even though he might get in a heap of trouble for telling it, he just can’t keep quiet any longer.
The full Noah Zarc Trilogy is Now Available!
Book 1 - Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble
Book 2 - Noah Zarc: Cataclysm
Book 3 - Noah Zarc: Declaration
All 3 books in 1 discounted volume: Noah Zarc: Omnibus
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“Pease’s strength as a storyteller lies in his ability to connect multiple time periods imaginatively, as well as Noah’s excited, fast-paced narration.” - Publishers Weekly
Interview with the Author
Q: What made you want to write a children’s science fiction series based on an ark in space?
A: First of all, why not? It just seemed like a bunch of fun. But seriously, when my son was in his early teens he was an avid reader, and I noticed a complete lack of great books for boys in middle school, so I wanted to write a fun, coming of age science fiction series that I knew he would love.
Q: But why a kids science fiction book? It seems like children and teens are more into fantasy.
A: Don’t get me wrong, I love fantasy, but there’s just something about science fiction that gets my heart pounding. The Noah Zarc series is middle grade fiction that is part children’s science fiction dystopian, part action adventure, and just a whole lot of fun. At the same time, it asks the deeper questions about the power of family, and even what it means to be human.
Q: So it’s a middle grade dystopian? Can’t that be a little dark for kids?
A: There is definitely a trend in teen science fiction and fantasy to go a little darker, but that wasn’t my goal here. I wanted Noah Zarc a book for reluctant readers, meaning I wanted to hook them with something a bit edgy. But at the same time it’s a preteen science fiction adventure, so I kept it clean and fun. The dystopian side asks some serious questions. Some are related to what happens when a government gets too powerful and does whatever it wants. But that is more just the backdrop for an action adventure novel in space, with cool gadgets, time-travel, robots, and a boy who overcomes every obstacle to save those he loves.
Q: What order should the books be read in?
A: I’ve written this kid’s short story prequel to give you a taste for the whole series, so you can start there, or you can read them in the order listed above. And if you want to just dive right in, there’s an omnibus with all three books in the trilogy in one volume.