Scavenging in the desert, Jansi stumbles across PIM, a crashed Stelcorp star ship. PIM is damaged and needs the boy’s help, but Jansi has never encountered a star ship before, much less one capable of thought and expression. Together they forge an unlikely friendship – which must stand the test of the galaxy’s mightiest force.
Winner of CBC Book of the Year, 1999 and the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, 1999 (Young Adult).
‘Jinks reaffirms the power and magic of fantasy novels by moving beyond the mundanity of the everyday.’
‘A model of succinct structure and graceful story-telling.’
Australian Book Review
‘An exciting and fascinating adventure.’
‘Through the deft use of emotionally charged language, [Jinks] has written a novel that is a heartfelt cry for social justice, in all areas of our lives.’
Brisbane Courier Mail
‘The encounters with PIM, Janis and the interstellar rescue team are told with such subtlety and economy, combining pathos, excitement and humour, that the story seems to be telling itself.’