The Agaton Sax series of books were first published in Sweden, later being translated into English and printed with illustrations by much-loved artist Quentin Blake (perhaps best known for his work on the books of Roald Dahl). The English translations became immensely popular, achieving the status of the most re-issued mystery & detective series in the history of Nordic children’s literature.
Now, after many years out of print, Oak Tree Books is proud to publish the entire Agaton Sax series in audio format, newly translated for the next generation and expertly narrated by Barnaby Eaton-Jones.
Venna’s Planet is the story of Venna 8632, a strong-willed, highly skilled, soldier-drilled woman on a mission in outer space, where gravity keeps you perky and the future appears to be rather retro. She’s a crew member of the Suntreader, which has been travelling for 50 years (mostly with her occupants in cryogenic hibernation) in order to find a new planet to colonise.
Tired of playing shoot ’em up with aliens, Venna yearns to settle on the newest planet the Suntreader has been orbiting – a world they have named Promise. Unfortunately, the only promise Venna is living on is the continuation of a futile war with the current inhabitants – the Krogs…and that’s reached somewhat of a predictable stalemate.
Combining the episodic thrills of classic film serials such as Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers with the free-wheeling 1960s spirit of Barbarella, Venna’s Planet is a full-cast audio drama adapted from the popular graphic novels written by Robin Evans.