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Pickering Book Tree

Odyssey Earth

Meet YA Sci-Fi Author Rex Burke, and hear more about his brilliant space adventure series with heart, soul and humour. Odyssey Earth is perfect for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Red Dwarf, and anyone who enjoys character driven feelgood stories with found family vibes!

Odyssey Earth
Odyssey Earth

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Pickering Book Tree, 43a Market Pl, Pickering YO18 7AL, UK

About the event

We can’t wait to welcome Rex Burke back to Pickering Book Tree! Rex will return with his brilliant Young Adult Science Fiction series, Odyssey Earth — space adventures with heart, soul and humour.

While this is a YA Sci-Fi series, it’s a fantastic read for anyone aged 14+ (adults too!), while the humour and adventure elements are great fun for those who don’t usually read Sci-Fi.

Those who missed out when Rex visited last year have another chance to hear more about the trilogy, now that all three books are published. There’s also a new stand-alone story which will be released soon… and this is a perfect opportunity to hear more about it!

About the Books

NOMINATED in 6 categories in the Indie Ink Awards 2023!

I completely, wholeheartedly recommend this gem of a book and I can’t wait to read the next one — Rebecca Crunden, Indie Book Spotlight

Odyssey Earth is a character driven feelgood series, which will take you on an adventure while making you laugh and smile on the journey! It’s a perfect choice for fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide and Red Dwarf, and has the found-family vibes of The House in the Cerulean Sea.

Book one — Orphan Planet

Book two — Twin Landing

Book three — Star Bound

With Earth in crisis, humans are travelling deep into space. But humanity’s future just took a wrong turn.

A seventeen-year colony-ship voyage – a straight shot to a new planet. Handpicked, single-minded crew, and a thousand settlers in hypersleep. No children, no families, no fuss.

That was the plan, anyway.

Join the crew for Odyssey Earth short stories, character backgrounds, story timelines, music playlists and more.

First Date is free and exclusive for subscribers – a standalone short story in the Odyssey Earth universe.

Sign up to Rex’s email newsletter here to read the exclusive short story for free!

My first five-star read of the year. ORPHAN PLANET by Rex Burke is a feel-good, character-led story set in space, and is very well written — Shazzie, Reader at Work, Fantasy Book Critic (read the full review here).

About the Author

Rex Burke is a SciFi writer based in North Yorkshire, UK.

When he was young, he read every one of those yellow-jacketed Victor Gollancz hardbacks in his local library. That feeling of out-of-this-world amazement has never left him – and keeps him company as he writes his own SciFi adventures.

When he’s not writing, he travels – one way or another, he’ll get to the stars, even if it’s just as stardust when his own story is done.

You can find out more about Rex and his books on his website.


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