Blackout

by John Rocco

5 avg rating
Book 48 of 67 in the Time Travel Books
31 votes 1 comments
One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up to the roof to escape the heat, they find the lights--in stars that can be seen for a change--and so many neighbors it's like a block party in the sky! On the street below, people are having just as much fun--talking, rollerblading, and eating ice cream before it melts. The boy and his family enjoy being not so busy for once. They even have time to play a board game together. When the electricity is restored, everything can go back to normal . . . but not everyone likes normal. The boy switches off the lights, and out comes the board game again.
 
Using a combination of panels and full bleed illustrations that move from color to black-and-white and back to color, John Rocco shows that if we are willing to put our cares aside for a while, there is party potential in a summer blackout.

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Book Awards

Won 3 awards in total

Nebula
Hugo
2011
Locus Science Fiction

Nominated 2 times in total

John W. Campbell
Hugo
2013

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Royceane8 | 2018-08-15 12:21:08
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