455: Signed copy of Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall

Sophia McDougallITEM: Signed copy of Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall (she’ll draw in it if you want!). Sophia wrote: “There are two Filipino-Australian main characters. Well, of course I would want to help anyway. But that’s why it feels particularly urgent to me.”

DETAILS: The fact that someone had decided I would be safer on Mars, where you could still only SORT OF breathe the air and SORT OF not get sunburned to death, was a sign that the war with the aliens was not going fantastically well.

I’d been worried I was about to be told that my mother’s spacefighter had been shot down, so when I found out that I was being evacuated to Mars, I was pretty calm.

And despite everything that happened to me and my friends afterwards, I’d do it all again. because until you’ve been shot at, pursued by terrifying aliens, taught maths by a laser-shooting robot goldfish and tried to save the galaxy, I don’t think you can say that you’ve really lived.

If the same thing happens to you, this is my advice: ALWAYS CARRY DUCT TAPE.

BIO: I am the author of the ROMANITAS trilogy (Orion and Gollancz), numerous shorts and MARS EVACUEES, out with Egmont in April.


About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com


  1. Sean

    £5 just to get you started.

    ~Sean (one half of @90daysnovel)

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