The Other Things

By Jonathan Dransfield

An extraordinary story of how six children became the first astronauts to go to Mars.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Is it a good read?

One may write a novel for many reasons, but at the centre of it all, it must be a good read!

I've asked a select group of early readers for their help and comments. Here are some of them.


'Yours is a fresh original voice and I’m always wanting to know what’s coming next."

"Thanks for the book. It looks excellent and I like the science descriptions along the sides of the pages as well which really gives it an educational angle as well."

"It's great, l loved the twists & turns of the ending."

"You are very good at consistent characters and different 'voices'."

"Your illustrations are sublime. They are truly wonderful and lift the book a 100 times."

"The sidebar technique and illustrations are brilliant."

I love the general layout and use of sidebar is v. quirky and interesting.

"Your book has that excitement about science and exploration which is accessible to younger readers which reminds me of the late sixties books and Apollos that my generation lapped up then."

"An immersive and original look at space travel indeed!"

Huge thanks to Julia, Paul, Marji, Bernadette, Jim, Monica, Lewis, Jeff, Mark, Tim, Alan, Sebastian, Janet, Deidre, Nesher, Bo & Malcolm, Eve and Ian for their pledges.  

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