Lewis Darby, a science fiction writer of some repute, is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Also known as the Captain, Lewis lives with his mother in modern day Indiana. What nobody knows is that sometimes Captain crawls beneath an old refrigerator box in the basement and pretends it's a spaceship. And what Captain doesn't realize is that he has a date with des Lewis Darby, a science fiction writer of some repute, is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
And what Captain doesn't realize is that he has a date with destiny. They join forces just in time as the terrifying astronomical event called "No-Shape" is poised to ravage the Solar System from Mercury to Neptune and beyond. Together, Captain and the mysterious Jennifer face such terrors as the jungles of Venus, the perilous Worm Caves, and the decaying, giant insect-ridden wastes of Mars - and perhaps even fall in love along the way. Their journey is filled with trials, but they alone can save the solar system from certain doom.
Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published July 24th by Creativia first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 1.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Cardboard Spaceship , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Cardboard Spaceship. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Feb 19, Tracy rated it liked it. It's inspired by old pulp writers, and while humorous in parts, it is also very sentimental. The novel centres on a writer, Lewis Darby, nearly 40, who still lives with his mother.
redghardsucer.ml - Buy Wingate's Spaceship book online at best prices in India on redghardsucer.ml Read Wingate's Spaceship book reviews & author details and more at. Two U.S. Navy ships and an entire California city are blown apart, beginning a series of attacks intended to force Wingate Jones to ally with an alien enemy.
In the evenings Lewis goes down into his basement, sits in a cardboard box, and pretends he is a starship commander. Lewis meets Jennifer, a beautiful young woman, who insists she is a fan of his work, and just wants to chat.
Although to be truthful things would have been much worse for him had Jennifer not arrived. Jennifer, it turns out, is a space traveller, with a specific mission: to find Lewis, save him, and enlist his help in stopping the destruction of not just earth, but the universe. From here on out, this is a madcap adventure that I could only describe as Lewis Carroll in space. I kept waiting for the Cheshire Cat to appear with directions or the Mad Hatter to save the day.
The result — I really liked it. I just smiled, laughed and enjoyed what was a bizarre adventure. My main quibbles with this story were stylistic. At times the writing was simple and was a classic example of "telling" rather than "showing", yet at other times the story flowed very well. Therefore, some sections I raced through and some sections dragged. I was left wondering if this was a by-product of this being a collaborative effort and a poor blending of the different styles of each author.
Over all this is an enjoyable story and could be read by the MG audience through to adults. View 2 comments. Apr 26, Katie rated it it was amazing. Lewis Darby, nicknamed the captain, a writer of science fiction.
Thirty nine years of age, Captain still likes to sit in a cardboard box, and pilot it through the skies. What I felt for Captain was empathy. He is clearly quite isolated, and himself admits he needs to get a life. I think the lines "It made Captain happy to be surrounded by other people, but also accentuated his solitude, and he wished he was accomp Lewis Darby, nicknamed the captain, a writer of science fiction.
I think the lines "It made Captain happy to be surrounded by other people, but also accentuated his solitude, and he wished he was accompanied or bound for a rendezvous" demonstrated this best. Jennifer is the odd stranger, from another planet, and has been following the Captain. I think for brevity the meeting between the characters, Jennifer and Captain, could have been shortened.
In lines "Jennifer began to worry about the odour she could smell at the edge of everything" "She felt terribly cold. They had told her all she needed to know, all she needed to do. She is clearly conflicted, and there is trouble ahead. As put in lines "It's just like they said it would be" Who is they? The opening chapters of The Cardboard Spaceship are gentle, and the blossoming relationship between Captain and Jennifer is taking root. This is evident in lines "It impressed Captain that she wrote, and he smiled.
There are parts of the story that contain good physical description. I did like "They hit something hard, some barrier in the sky, and crashed through it like it was a amalgamation of flesh and rock, a sinewy stone that groaned as they punched through it. Though there are numerous enemies, Jennifer, and the Captain must face the No- Space, the threat that is eating every planet and leaving extinct many life forms. There are also some stabs of humour in The Cardboard Spaceship. A special evensong service is being held at Durham Cathedral later to celebrate years of the Durham Miners' Association.
In a group of delegates from the county's pits founded the organisation, which is best known for its annual gala, held every year in the city.
Bundles of money have been found in the village of Blackhall Colliery at least 12 times since Police said an officer was assaulted while arresting one of the suspects. Gerry Jackson.
BBC Look North. The jury considering the case of a Durham teenager accused of terrorism offences will continue its deliberations later. The year-old boy denies preparing acts of terrorism, disseminating a terrorist publication and possessing documents useful to a terrorist. He has told Manchester Crown Court he developed a neo-Nazi "alter-ego" to make him feel superior to other people. The two women were arrested following a protest in north Nottinghamshire. Hartlepool Mail. The family of a little girl who is battling health problems after suffering a brain tumour are appealing for people to make her birthday extra special by sending her cards from all over the world.
We would like to hear the questions you have ahead of the election on 12 December. As the lights go out for another year, it's believed one million people have now visited Durham's Lumiere since the event began a decade ago.
Wingate, C. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Pimental," she adds. Thank you for the giveaway. Am I happy?
The edition, which drew to a close last night, featured 37 artworks, including a giant slinky and a snow-globe over the horse statue. Two men have been charged with attempted murder after another man was found with serious head injuries in Hartlepool. Cleveland Police said the victim, who has not yet been named, was discovered at a property in Catcote Road on Saturday night.
A force spokesman said the injured man remained in a "critical, but stable condition" in hospital. About one million people are thought to have now visited Lumiere in Durham since it started 10 years ago. The sixth bi-annual event ended on Sunday night and over the weekend visitors were treated to 37 artworks including a giant slinky, a display highlighting plastic waste and a giant snow globe. They're working all day and then they've volunteered to work through the night answering calls and taking donations for Children In Need.
The Northern Echo. For the fourth year in a row, call centre staff in Sunderland will hang up their headsets after a work shift and immediately go back to work for nothing to answer calls for Pudsey. The will take donations throughout the entire live broadcast from tomorrow night until the early hours of Saturday morning.
Staff also sold Children in Need merchandise to raise extra funds before taking calls in the evening. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was in Hartlepool earlier where he announced that it will not stand candidates in the seats won by the Conservatives at the general election. He said standing candidates across the country could increase the chances of another EU referendum taking place.