George is heartbroken when he learns that his friend Annie and her
father are moving to the US. Eric has a new job working for the
space program, looking for signs of life in the Universe. Eric
leaves George with a gift--a book called "The User's Guide to the
Universe." But Annie and Eric haven't been gone for very long when
Annie believes that she is being contacted by aliens, who have a
terrible warning for her. George joins her in the US to help her
with her quest--and before he knows it, he, Annie, Cosmos, and
Annie's annoying cousin Emmett have been swept up in a cosmic
treasure hunt, spanning the whole galaxy and beyond.
Lucy Hawking's own experiences in zero-gravity flight and
interviews with astronauts at Cape Kennedy and the Johnson Space
Center lend the book a sense of realism and excitement that is sure
to fire up imaginations. The book includes essays written by
Professor Hawking and his colleagues, in which they provide the
latest thoughts on space travel.