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July 28th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Hi there,

I'm new here and trying to find out the if a vague memory of some books I read early in School are in fact real! I'm from the UK and remember reading some illustrated Kids Sci-Fi Books or book - I seem to remember something about a spaceship and Crystal Ice planet, perhaps something was going to blow up? and also the heroes (kids probably?) escaping through some ventalation shaft...

I think it had "Icarus" in the title maybe the "Icarus Factor"? or "Icarus Stone"

Well the only other clues are that I would of been about 7 so thats 1982 - The books must of been from 70's early 80's - If it's ventalations shafts maybe the author lifted the idea from Alien or Starwars...

sorry I know nothing more than that...

thanks, if anyone can shed somee light that would be amazing...!



July 28th, 2008, 07:38 PM
The only thing that comes to mind is the Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn, which is a book focused around a spaceship. Its not really a kids book though. Hope that helps.

August 11th, 2008, 05:25 PM
hey thanks for the reply, thats not what I'm looking for I'm afraid - but thanks for the guess :) I believe it's this book:

Icarus Factor
Muriel Duffy
Paperback - Hesperus P. (Oct 1984) - 20 Pages
ISBN 0946267162 - ISBN-13 9780946267163

which is pretty obscure to say the least!!

cheers again !