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The adventures of a family sent into space by a ruthless TV producer and the world's most intelligent robot will have you in stitches!

Radius Limpfast, TV producer extraordinaire, has sent the Contrast family to live in a glass dome on the moon. It will be the greatest reality TV show ever.

What could possibly go wrong?

Lots of things, actually, and the worst one is that after only a week on the moon, the family are bored out of their brains. But the door of their spaceship is locked and won’t open for five years.

Luckily, rRego, their genius robot, comes to the rescue. He breaks into the spaceship, reprograms it, and the Contrasts set off back to Earth.

Except, when they get there, Earth seems to have turned pink and got two more moons . . .


Thompson, who authored the very popular The Floods series, has put a magnifying glass onto some of the worst elements of human behaviour in this book – but in a humorous poke-fun-at-ourselves way ... The writing is fluid, witty and funny, and will appeal to young readers, while his whacky cartoon illustrations add to the book’s appeal.

Jane Carstens, Reading Time

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 29, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    224 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • EBook


    August 29, 2016

    RHA eBooks Child

    224 pages

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Also by Colin Thompson

Watch This Space 1: Out to Launch
Floods 13: The Royal Family
Floods 12: Bewitched
The Amazing Illustrated Floodsopedia
The Second Forever
Floods 11: Disasterchef
The Dragons 3: Mordred
Pictures of Home
Floods 10: Lost
The Dragons 2: Excalibur
Wild Stories
Free To A Good Home
The Last Alchemist
Floods 9: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire
The Floods Family Files
The Dragons 1: Camelot
The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness
Floods 8: Better Homes And Gardens
Floods 7: Top Gear
Floods 6: The Great Outdoors
Floods 5: Prime Suspect
Looking For Atlantis


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