A 2013 YALSA Teens Top Ten Nominee
"This irresistible premise is often intoxicating and occasionally downright terrifying.... pretty darn effective." (Booklist
"Imaginative.... Well-crafted suspense.... Interesting and original." (Kirkus Reviews
"Harstad combines the perfectly paced creepiness of classic Twilight Zone
episodes with Battlestar Galactica
's chilling portrayal of the vast, unknowable emptiness of space." (Romantic Times
"Creepy and bleak, Harstad's story is both psychologically and atmospherically disturbing." (Publishers Weekly
"Original, creepy, intense... 172 Hours is page-turning sci-fi that will stay with readers long after the shocking and heartbreaking conclusion." (School Library Journal
"Surprisingly creepy.... The novel's strength is its rising tension and skin-crawling conclusion: Scandinavian thriller meets sci-fi horror movie." (VOYA
"Hard to put down." (Library Media Connection
About the Author
Johan Harstad won the 2008 Norwegian Brage Award in the young adult/children's literature category for172 Hours on the Moon
. He has also written several novels for adults, including Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?
, a Kirkus Reviews
Best Fiction of 2011 book, which has been published in thirteen countries; four plays; a collection of short stories; and a prose collection. He has been described as "one of the most important [Scandinavian] authors to emerge in the early years of this century." He lives in Oslo, Norway.