Space Hostages Author:Nicholas Fisk Space Hostages (1967) is the story of a group of kids who are sent into space by a deranged RAF pilot, hoping to save them from nuclear war. Itís pretty darn exciting stuff, powered along by some excellent characterisation as the brainy kid and the school bully seek to win control of the spacecraft and stop them flying into the sun. Itís also ... more »notable for having a black main character, a rare thing in British kidís fiction back then.
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