What if the world was ending, and you didn’t make it onto a colony ship? by Aubrie Dionne

Jun 25, 2014 by

9781937044022_coverWhat if the world was ending, and you didn’t make it onto a colony ship?

The space pirates in Paradise 21 are the humans who have been left behind. Deemed “unfit” by genetic tests, or too poor to have any connections to make it aboard, they were doomed to scratch out a living in the ruin after wars, radiation, and zombies (which you’ll find out about in the prequel: A Hero Rising) decimated old Earth.

One leader emerged, James Wilfred, and he stole an unfinished colony ship to transport the people left behind on Earth to Alpha Omega, the largest operating space station meant to keep in contact with the colony ships.

Striker, the hero in Paradise 21, is directly related to James Wilfred, and all I can say is that he follows in his father’s footsteps.

Read Paradise 21 to see exactly how…

My question to you is:

What would you do if you didn’t make it onto a colony ship?

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  1. I would have stayed calm, found and stuck with people I could trust, and focused on finding a way to survive.

  2. I’d scope out the people who seem to be the cleverest, scrappiest, and most likely to survive, and align myself with them. Whether they like it or not. 🙂

  3. I’d probably be freaking out at first and then stick with the people who were left behind.

  4. Anna King

    I would have tried to keep calm and find a way to get on one.

  5. I’ll find another colony ship or a way to where the ship is going. If there isn’t a way, I’ll make one.

  6. Maria Jose

    First i will be Screaming “i will die” later i will try to stay calm and find out a way to survive

  7. I’d gather who I could and what supplies I could find and find a way to survive.

  8. Kerry-Ann

    Probably squeal… and cry. Then see if I knew anyone who was left and stick together.. hopefully more and more will join us. 🙂

  9. Tracey K.

    I would try to remain calm and find other folks that seem most likely not to panic. We would then work together to figure out a survival plan.

  10. Ana S.

    I think I would freak out at first but then (try to do it quickly) calm down and find people with skills and make a plan to gather things that would help us survive!

  11. Emmanator21

    I would freak out and then find ways to survive or I could learn I have hidden powers and save the world. There is radiation.

  12. I’d prly find the hottest guy left and “celebrate life.” Lol. Ok, maybe I’d freak a little…

  13. I uh would probably cry. And steal food from abandoned stores. Yup.

  14. Cassidy

    I reference all my books that I’ve read, to find out how they survived the apocalypse!

  15. Rachel Hamilton

    Stamp my foot had wish them all breathing problems on the ship. Then I’d find a way to find my own ship and beat them to the new destination.

  16. Danielin

    First things first, I would search for people who didn’t make it onto a colony ship like me. Together, we would find another ship and if ever we can’t find one, we will do everything in order to survive.

  17. Liz k

    I’d probably die, surviving in these things generally involves a lot of running:p maybe try and bunker down in a big food shop.

  18. Jennifer Shiels

    Be somewhat miserable thinking that I lost my chance but then I would do what I could to survive. But also let my remaining days be worth living.

  19. Honestly? I would probably hide in a hole with my books until I get killed off, which won’t take long. 🙂

  20. Andrea S

    After I’m done freaking out, I’d search out others who have been left behind. I’d form a group of people with great survival instincts.

  21. Hanna M

    Case after the ship and then probably panic. Hopefully I’ll eventually calm down and join the other left behind.

  22. eeeekkkk!!! I would probably panic and then try to find anyone in the same position, especially if they are smarter than me!!!

  23. I would probably yell at the ship as it flew away, then find other remaining people, rant to them about getting left behind, and then find a way to survive with the other people!!!

  24. Eunice Picado

    Freak out at first, then get my @#^& together and join others so we can start over!
    Unfit my @$$!!! 🙂

  25. Hadiya Q

    Look for my B.F Daemon Black…. than he is going to save me… 🙂

  26. Ariel Y

    I think I would be dumbfounded at first. Probably just stare up at the ships as they flew away in awe that I was left behind. Then after a little freak out episode, because well, I’m prone to them sometimes! I would attempt to find others who I could stick with and attempt to survive while looking for ways to get off the planet!

  27. I would try to find other people who I trusted to survive with. Ideally we would plan to leave once we get our own ship, but we probably would end up staying behind to help other people left on Earth.

  28. Ugh…I would probably freak out and start hitting people.

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