Below is a Guest Post by author Mike Schlossberg. I recently read his book Redemption (#1 in the Spades Trilogy), and my 5 Star review can be found here. In his post, Schlossberg talks about interweaving Science Fiction and Mental Health, and how it is vastly lacking in the YA Sci-Fi community.
Book Review: Redemption
Lord of the Flies X Star Trek with a dash of mental health awareness. Ash and his crew of struggling teenagers must find the pieces of and create the vaccine for Spades, a fatal disease that will kill off the human race in 3 weeks. Will they be able to reconcile with each other (and their own selves) in time to save the world?