Jillian Vs. Parasite PlanetNicole Kornher-Stace
science fiction, young adult
Can an anxious eleven-year-old finally find her chill and save her family from creepy aliens? Only if she’s the most awesome, super-brave astronaut since Spaceman Spiff! So take a deep breath, grab your sidekick, hop in a pod, and blast off with Jillian to Parasite Planet.
Eleven-year-old Jillian hates surprises. Even fun ones make her feel all panicky inside.
Jillian’s always dreamed of joining her space-explorer parents on a mission. Now it’s Take Your Kid to Work Day, and she finally has her chance to visit an alien planet! Why isn’t she excited?
When Jillian feels unprepared, she gets scared. Really scared. But she really wants to be a daring adventurer!
So Jillian sets off with her parents to Planet 80 Uma, it’s supposed to be an easy camping trip. But then the local wildlife starts acting super weird...
It’s Jillian versus Parasite Planet, and Jillian is determined to win!
Nicole Kornher-Stace was born in Philadelphia in 1983, moved from the East Coast to the West Coast and back again by the time she was five, and currently lives in New Paltz, NY, with one husband, three ferrets, the cutest baby in the universe, and many many books.
Nicole Kornher-Stace's short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in several magazines and anthologies, including Best American Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Ideomancer, GUD, Goblin Fruit, Lone Star Stories, Farrago’s Wainscot, and Idylls in the Shadows, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Desideria is her first novel.