Kitra – A YA Space Adventure

By Gideon Marcus

Stranded in space: no fuel, no way home… and no one coming to help.

From the pen of Hugo Finalist Gideon Marcus comes the found-family, YA Space Adventure you’ve been waiting for:

Nineteen-year-old Kitra Yilmaz dreams of traveling the galaxy like her Ambassador mother. But soaring in her glider is the closest she can get to touching the stars — until she stakes her inheritance on a salvage Navy spaceship.

On its shakedown cruise, Kitra’s ship plunges into hyperspace, stranding Kitra and her crew light years away. Tensions rise between Kitra and her shipmates: the handsome programmer, Fareedh; Marta, biologist and Kitra’s ex-girlfriend; Peter, the panicking engineer; and the oddball alien navigator, Pinky.

Now, running low on air and food, it’ll take all of them working together to get back home.

With illustrations by Lorelei E. Marcus

ISBN: 978-1-951320-02-7

Categories: All Ages, Science Fiction

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Gideon Marcus

Gideon Marcus is the founder of Journey Press. A professional space historian and award-winning science fiction author, he is the editor of the Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women series and the author of the Kitra saga.

Praise for Kitra


While it is fraught with danger it stays good-humored and is ultimately about friendship. In these days of strife, it was refreshing to read such a positive and amusing story.

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Nerds of a Feather

Kitra is a story of perseverance in the face of fear and uncertainty, and that we only get through times like these by helping each other. Uplifting and positive, this novel speaks to all ages.

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Mystical Authoress

“If you’re looking for a book focused on friendship, trust, and travelling in space, this is the book for you!”

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