The Island in the SkyTobias S. Buckell
science fiction, young adult
Note! The publishing date of this book is currently unknown.
The book follows a Caribbean boy, who gets the opportunity to travel to the stars when an enigmatic starship arrives on Earth offering lottery slots to volunteers in exchange for leaving alien diplomats behind; what starts as a means to escape to broader horizons quickly turns into a struggle as his parents die in a suspicious accident and governmental conspiracies start coming into play, trapping him in-between the humans and the aliens for survival.
Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the United States, and the British Virgin Islands. He now lives in a small college town in Ohio with his wife, Emily.