Books by Greg van Eekhout

COG by Greg van Eekhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2019

"A thought-provoking tale for younger readers about hubris and what it means to be human. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Pinocchio and Wall-E meet Escape From Witch Mountain in this heartwarming sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
VOYAGE OF THE DOGS by Greg van Eekhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A deep-space furry adventure with heart and humor. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
When the four canine crew members of the starship Laika wake from induced hibernation to find a giant hole torn in the ship's hull and their human counterparts missing, it is up to them to try and complete the mission and land on the distant planet Stepping Stone. Read full book review >
THE BOY AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Greg van Eekhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"The real, scary possibility of human destruction of our own environment is tempered by this diverting tale of the possibilities of continued existence and the meaning of hope, friendship and community. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A boy, a robot and a mammoth struggle to survive after the apocalypse. Read full book review >
KID VS. SQUID by Greg van Eekhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

A lad goes from dusting the exhibits in his great-uncle's decrepit museum of oddities to saving the coast of California from watery doom in this wry crossover debut. Thatcher's sleepy vacation takes a sharp turn toward the exciting when he discovers that the oddball barkers and vendors along the local boardwalk are actually remnants of the last outpost of Atlantis—returned to life each summer thanks to the curse of Skalla, a beheaded witch. Actually, Skalla is still around, or at least her head is, delivering curses and transforming human victims into giant lobsters and other sea creatures. After centuries of preparation, she is also finally poised to raise up her own Atlantis with a massive tsunami. Drawing together a memorable supporting cast that ranges from a half-human Atlantean princess to a genial shark-man ("Howdy-do. Swim with us to shore or we'll eat your legs"), van Eekhout chivvies the plot along at a lively pace to a hold-your-breath climax and a deftly choreographed resolution. He also leaves the main characters around for sequels—which in this case, at least, could be a Good Thing. (Fantasy/humor. 11-13) Read full book review >