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Whatever Became of the Squishies

(The first book in the Squishies series)
A novel by

A rebellious teenage outcast is their only hope...
She's wild and outspoken. Trouble follows Carla Mainston wherever she goes. But what do you expect from a purple outcast living in a green colony?

When a deadly disease spreads through the colony, and Carla's brother Joe becomes infected, she knows she has to find a cure before it's too late. But when her genetics kick in, and she begins inheriting mysterious superpowers, her life becomes a whole new level of crazy.

If she can just get a handle on her new powers, which so far only seem to make her gooey over boys, maybe she can become a superhero and save everyone, assuming she doesn't get arrested or have the life sucked out of her before then...

Legacy is one of the comedy sci fi books in The Outliers, a teen science fiction fantasy series set in a colorful future world.

"Wildly, bizarrely, brain-punchingly inventive!" - Derek Landy, Author of Skulduggery Pleasant.

Interview with the Author

Q - What kind of reader would like this book?
A - I think this book will appeal to readers who are looking for funny science fiction, a young adult science fiction action adventure novel series or dystopian young adult stories, especially those who enjoy reading about strong female heroines. The teen fantasy novels in The Outliers contain humorous mysteries set in a unique science fiction world, so each book explores different colonies; their gods, societies, spies and superheroes. The storylines span from alien colonization and comedy spies to deadly viruses and the apocalypse, so there are a lot of elements that any sci-fi reader would enjoy. Also, these are comedy sci fi books and humor books, so there is a lot of silly stuff in there too.

Q - Have you been writing for a long time?
A - Yes. I was first published in 1994, and since then I've written and published many books, including writing for Harlequin and winning the SYTYCW competition. It's been a fun journey so far. I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best writers in the world along the way, which has been amazing.

Q - What makes The Outliers so special?
A - I think it's the combination of light-hearted teen comedy and the vast science fiction world the series is set in that I enjoy about the stories. Along with funny science fiction societies and juvenile detention, there are books in the series about funny time travel, science fiction satire and comedy spies. The stories are also teenage superhero novels with teenage YA mystery in the mix. Each book is about a new colony, and each one is unique. It's exciting exploring all those different new colonies. On top of that, there are a lot of underlying themes that the stories touch upon in a light and teen-friendly way: developing societies, teen romance and relationships, stereotyping, cultural diversity, environmental issues. The series is based around very real themes that are cloaked in a comedy science fiction world.

Thanks for reading!

About This Edition

Language: American English
Genre: Teen Science Fiction Fantasy Series
Rights: Claire Chilton

Teen Science Fiction Fantasy Series Books

-Detention | Book One
-Legacy | Book Two
-Shattered | Book Three
-The Fallen Queen | Origin Story

Teen Science Fiction Fantasy Series Categories

- Dystopian Young Adult Stories
- Humorous Mystery Romance
- Teen Comedy
- Funny Scifi
- Young Adult Science Fiction
- Action Adventure Novel Series
- Teenage YA Mystery
- Teen Fantasy Novels
- Funny Science Fiction
- Futuristic Fantasy Books
- Teen Science Fiction Fantasy Series
- Comedy Sci Fi Books

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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Whatever Became of the Squishies? (The Squishies Series) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Claire Chilton
ISBN: 1-938988-04-3 / 978-1-938988-04-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ragz Books (U.S.A)
Availability: Amazon   

March 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Thr Outliners Legacy: Volume 1 (The Squishies Series)
Author(s): Claire Chilton
ISBN: 1-908822-00-7 / 978-1-908822-00-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ragz Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: Whatever Became of the Squishies
Author(s): Claire Chilton
ISBN: 1-4611-2179-5 / 978-1-4611-2179-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Legacy: A Teen Science Fiction Fantasy Series (The Outliers Book 2)
Author(s): Claire Chilton
Publisher: Ragz Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA