Stanley has been “motor-crazy” ever since he can remember. His father Joe runs a successful grain farm on asteroid 19 in the Handley belt just between Centaurus and Galamina, but Stanley spends his free time adapting old hover-engines to methanol.
Joe can’t help but admire his young sons talent with machinery and easily forgives all of Stanley’s minor infractions with local bylaws and curfews; he knows Stanley is bound for better things.
Thunder Island is a steam-punk science fiction drama that follows a young man in his quest to become a champion racer, but Stanley quickly finds out that there is no finish line. A champion is more than just someone who wins a race.