-----Classic space opera. Has also been made into a movie-----
I was born in 3023. Humans had already conquered space. Even through it's easy to travel to the farthest galaxy, we always throught Earth would be our home. But we were wrong. And we had to leave.
Fifteen years after Earth, Cale Tucker still remembers the invasion of the Alien Drej-but with Human survivors scattered across the galaxy, he has forgotten how to dream. Until he discovers a map left for him by his brilliant scientist father. A map that reveals the location of a legendary spacecraft known as Titan. Where did it come from? Why was it Built? And what secrets were hidden inside? As this riveting journey unfolds, Cale will discover that he must find these answers-because he himself is humanity's last hope..
The romance between Cale and Akima is solidified. Cale still names the new planet Bob. The mentality of the Drej race is explored more fully, putting to rest some questions. Compared to the movie, the story is an enhancement, and maintains all aspects which defined the more notable scenes.
As soon as I saw the trailers for Titan A. E., I knew it was my kind of movie. When I realized there was a novelization that came out a month early, I went out and bought it. I was amazed. Novelizations usually are inferior to the movie, which means this is going to be a spectacular movie with great visuals (even if it is animated). The story is set fifteen years after the destruction of Earth by an evil alien species, the Drej. The few humans that survived are scattered throughout the galaxy. Cale is one such human survivor. A little boy when Earth was destroyed, he is now twenty, and still bitter that his father left him in the final moments of Earth. But it turns out that his father hid the key to creating a new home for the humans - a spaceship called the Titan. Only Cale can find it, making him humanity's last hope. But the Drej are looking for the Titan as well. This was an action-packed novel, and I can't wait to see the movie.