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The Return of Captain Conquer
by Mel Gilden
Thirteen-year-old Watson Congruent and a group of fans dedicated to an old science fiction television series discover an alien plot to conquer the world.
Hardcover, 153 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Houghton Mifflin
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It is a fun, simple story. There is a little danger, a little mystery, aliens, decoder rings and hero worship that may just turn out to be misplaced. It isn’t that nothing is going on but the story is not what you would call deep. There is no convoluted plot, no angst ridden teens, no heart rending turmoil or heart stopping terror. And you sort of meander through the plot. None of those things are bad however. It isn’t slow, just laid back. You get to follow Watson as he tries to save the world ...more