The first of Terry Pratchett's terrific fantasy novels starring Johnny Maxwell.
IF NOT YOU, WHO ELSE?
As the mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender.
They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons. But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it?
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Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today. He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld(R) series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 65 million, and they have been translated into 36 languages. He has written a number of titles for younger readers, including The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which won the Carnegie Medal in the UK, and Nation, which was a Printz Honor Book in the US. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, and a Knighthood in 2009 for his services to literature. Tony Robinson, successful writer, actor and documentary-maker, star of radio, TV and theatre, is well known for his popular TV series Time Team and his role as Baldrick in Blackadder.From AudioFile:
Here is an unusually rich work of young adult science fiction, with a mature message, believable characters and conflicts, and a satisfying ending. Briefly, the line between computer game-space and real space-time blurs for the 12-year-old boy protagonist, who must then treat the digital aliens as real...er...people. Like all Pratchett novels, this is loaded with pointed, good-natured humor. Richard Mitchley reads with the effortless ease of the veteran audiobook narrator, aptly capturing each character with pacing, intonation, speed and accents, the latter always British but not always from the same social class. No enhancements, but thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Doubleday, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385403089