Previously titled: Surviving the Improbable Quest Midwest Review: Critique: "Surviving the Improbable Quest" is the first volume of the "Heroes of Distant Planets" series, which is certain to be enduringly popular among science fiction fans. This deftly crafted story is written and illustrated by Anderson Atlas, who is an impressively gifted and original novelist. "Surviving the Improbable Quest" is an exciting adventure, very highly recommended for school and community library Science Fiction collections. From Sonoran Arts Network: "Ultimately, Surviving the Improbable Quest is a fantasy tour de force, a harrowing Alice in Wonderland." From Literary Classics: "Author Anderson Atlas offers an inspirational message of hope, reminding readers that our greatest limitations are the ones which we cling to in our mind. Positively uplifting moments abound within this story in which a boy, who basically believed his life was over, travels to another world where he becomes a hero. Surviving the Improbable Quest is an exhilarating tale full of frightening and wondrous creatures."