This is the story of a small mind-riding alien, alone out on strange skies. He reaches a faraway skyland safely, and then, far from home and family, he struggles to rescue himself, his new friends,... More > and ultimately even his enemies, for he is the last of The Tigetti, famous in ancient history for being a happy, forgiving enemy. There are Lands in the sky, there are planets on the move, there are huge battleships, and there are aliens big and horrible enough to scare the pants off any normal kid, but Rakkit is tougher, rougher, sillier and more revolting than anyone else, and in his own way is just as scary.< Less
A fly-ahead boy pilots a Fly-ahead – his own tiny Space ship, that scouts out ahead of the main ship, to make sure Space is safe. Only a child can fit in the Fly-ahead, because it is very small... More > – to save fuel, and to be a tiny target in times of danger.
Mark is travelling with his family across Space. Out of nothing their ship is coming apart, and then, when things get even worse, everyone is saved, everyone except him, by a large ship that just happens to be there. Something is not right. He is left alone in Space, to die. His time is running out, the air is turning poison, but the big ship isn’t going to save him – they are using him as bait, to trap a little scout ship when it answers his distress beacon. Mark’s adventures begin.
The Fly-ahead Boy is a childhood adventure story, and the first book in the Alito series.< Less