Space Case gets an awesome review from the New York Times!

When you want to be a writer, there are some things you dream about: Seeing your book on the shelves of a bookstore, hearing from readers who’ve loved your work… And getting a review in the New York Times.  Yes, there are other places that review books, but for me, the Times has always been the gold standard.  (Maybe because I’ve been reading this book review every weekend for a very long time.)

It turns out, the only thing better than getting a review in the Times… is getting a GREAT review in the Times.  If you’d like to read it yourself, just click here.

Or, I could give you some nice excerpts.  Like: “…a delightful and brilliantly constructed ­middle-grade thriller.”  Or: “In a novel with such a highly imagined plot, a protagonist this layered is a rare treat.”  Or even: “At its heart, “Space Case” is about exploration for the sake of exploration, offering up the same wonder as a good long look at the night sky.”

I cannot possibly describe for you all how awesome this is.  It’s simply amazing.

Meanwhile, this has also coincided with my Six Minute interview popping up on LitPick today.  Click here for it.

Have a happy holiday, everyone!  See you in the new year!

26 thoughts on “Space Case gets an awesome review from the New York Times!

  1. That is AWESOME! Congratulations! As an aspiring author that is now on my dreams list!! Space Case deserves every awesome review it gets! Happy New Year!

  2. Anonymous –

    It’s going to be a long haul to get a sci-fi mystery with a tween lead made, but I’m working on it.

  3. I think the review is ironic, since in Space Case, The New York Times is the last newspaper left in the world.

  4. Dear Stuart Gibbs,

    i was wondering, how do you have time to check your post all of the time? I was amazed when you actually responded to my last comment, as authors usually don’t respond to me, infact, they never do.
    Also, how long are the series you make going to be?
    Your biggest fan, Jared

  5. Jared –

    I try to check in once a day or so. (Sometimes, its a bit more.) Sometimes, I get lucky and someone wrote very recently, so it looks like I’m amazingly responsive.

    I’m not sure how long the series are going to be. I guess i’ll keep writing them until I run out of ideas.

  6. YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!! more good books to read! I will come back in 3 years and read all of your books at once. I figure it would’nt build suspense on me that way. 😀

  7. I just finished Space Case and want to know when there will be a Space Case 2? I really liked the book and think you should write more! Sumner

  8. Space Case is a really good book with a lot of mystery and a big twist at the end. I also enjoyed the visit to my school in Middlefield and when you were talking about your friend who went to space. I think your a great author and you should continue writing books.( The Spy School Series is personally my favorite and I just finished book 3). Are you planning on writing fourth one because those books are awesome. Thank you!

  9. I love this book a lot I really do! Except for one thing, I don’t like how in the book Dash kept making a big deal about Hawaii. I love there and I don’t like how he said he lived near the beach. You have to be like, rich to live near the beach. I also don’t like how he said he went there everyday. Or mountain climbing. You have to pay money to hike mounted here. I know this book takes place in the future but still.

  10. Person Guy-

    Do you live on the Big Island? I know quite a lot of people there, and while none of them are rich, all of them live within a few miles of the beach, which most people would consider ‘near’ the beach. (Notice I didn’t say he lived ‘on’ the beach.) It also seems to me that there are plenty of trails, etc. in Hawaii that are free to hike, and mountains to climb, and that if you do have to pay, it’s a nominal state fee or national parks fee for the year. So, in the grand scheme of things, it costs less than, say, going to the movies. Is that not your experience?

  11. Hey stu I started to read belly up and in the beginning it said, “for my children Dashiell and Violet.” Did you name these kids after your kids? How old are they in real life?

  12. Person Guy –

    Yes, the kids in Space case are named after my kids. However, to give my children their privacy, I don’t share their ages with the public.

  13. Mr.Gibbs –

    I was wondering when a reader pointed out the discrepancies in Zoe’s and Alexander’s eye color through the book you said that sometimes spies wear contacts in the field. But, I was just wondering why they would do that without any further camouflage?

  14. Mr.Gibbs –

    According to the Registry, stuartgibbs.com was registered on 2011-01-16. 2010-5-12 was the date of the first blog post. Off question but was there a time when the domain was unregistered?

  15. Paige Turner –

    When I first started this site, stuartgibbs.com was unavailable, so I had to begin with stuart-gibbs.com. Not much later, stuartgibbs.com became available, so I grabbed it and transferred everything over.

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