Star Pressed
By thejeffnorton
  • Science Fiction
  • family
  • lbgtq
  • lgbt
  • middlegrade
  • sci-fi
  • science
  • sciencefiction
  • scifi
  • space
  • spaceship
  • startrek
  • starwars
  • teen
  • trek
  • wattpride
  • wattys
  • ya
  • youngadult


When orphaned siblings Andra and Grunge are abducted from the landfill site they call home, they are pressed into service on the HMS Ghandi with three teenage aliens where they form a surrogate family in an unfair universe. PARTY OF FIVE meets GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY....a love letter to space faring #ScienceFiction. Highest Science Fiction Ranking: #1 (that was a pretty awesome day!!!) I wrote STAR PRESSED to explore the nature of family, through the lens of science fiction genre. It combines everything I love about scifi, drama, coming of age, and attempts to push the boundaries of (intergalactic) diversity and the very essence of inclusivity. I'm a published author and I shared this book with a handful of publishers, one of whom called it "too diverse." Somewhat in anger, and also in protest, I decided to share it with the wattpad community and I've been thrilled that it's found a global readership here. This is an unedited book, so comments are welcome, as are constructive criticisms. I hope you love reading STAR PRESSED as much as I loved writing it. Namaste, Jeff

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