"Swanson paces this story beautifully, weaving exposition tightly into the plot as disaster interrupts everyday routines."Kirkus Reviews, starred
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012
SCBWI Spark Award Honor Book 2014
SAVING MARS took me back to my own Golden Age of Science Fiction. A delightful coming-of-age story set in a richly developed future that tells a very human story in the midst of technical marvels, political intrigue, and a ticking clock. I can't recommend this story highly enough."
Nathan Lowell, creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper
From the Back Cover
"What is it that makes you a good pilot, Jess?"
Jess closed her eyes. What made her a good pilot? How was she supposed to know that? "She flies from here,
" her father had said, pointing to his belly. It was true. She felt things with her gut that others didn't seem to notice. She acted with certainty when others doubted. It led her to take risks where others wouldn't.
"I fly with my gut," said Jess.
Harpreet nodded. "Yes, child. You fly using this intelligence." Harpreet tapped the space over her navel. "Can you learn to call upon your other intelligences?"