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It's not just a game. Suddenly transported to an alien spacecraft, Christopher learns the shocking truth. Photon is a recruiting center for the warrior elite. The weaponry and technology are real, the battle between light and dark is real, and the planet Earth faces total destruction at the hands of the evil Arrian Alliance. ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published April 1st 1987 by Berkley
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Tony Fecteau
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I remember reading this as a kid, and not remembering the author name. Recently I remembered it. This book needs a re-read by me soon. This book had things going on that at that time were not in books like they are today.
D.M. Dutcher
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Some explanation: Photon was the lesser-known competitor to Lazer Tag in the eighties. Both games involved shooting at other players with light guns, and both created children's shows; Lazer Tag Academy and the bizarre live-action Photon show. This book is based on that show and yet somehow manages to make a decent story and world behind it.

Chris is a rich teen who is heavily into the Photon sport. One day he is summoned by aliens to join in an interstellar war. It appears the Photon centers are
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The Murderist
Feb 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
The Good: A surprisingly intelligent piece of young adult science fiction; for being based on a franchise, the author goes to great lengths to explain the physical, mental, and spiritual workings of the universe in which the story takes place. The main character is well realized. A vast improvement over the bizarre Japanese/American television show of the mid-Eighties (though I have fond memories of this program). The four rating is heavily influenced by nostalgia.

The Bad: While the main charac
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Tara Li
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has a lot going for it. It was meant to be a YA/Cadet parallel to the series written by David Peters (pseud. for Peter David). Just one problem - it was too intelligent for that, and got left behind. While the Goodreads page has speculation on who Michael Hudson is, a minor amount of research turns out that it is actually a pseudonym for Michael P. Kube-McDowell http://www.alternities.com/html/photo... .

The story explores several of the normal themes, including the obvious one of bigot
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Anna
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, re-read
Aside from the poor character development of Christopher Jarvis and the stereotypical characterization of the other Photon warriors, this book suffered from shoddy copy editing. Still, I was fascinated by the stories back in the late 80s, and even pretended I was Bhodi Li with my Lazer Tag gun and target, though no one was willing to play with me most of the time. I plan to continue my way through the other four books by David Peter, mostly because he's likely to have written better stories. ...more
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