The symptoms have been studied, the diagnosis is confirmed, the prognosis is bleak. The universe will cease to exist in just 12 hours—12 hours during which time all of the loose ends must be tied up, all of the Big Questions answered, and all of the Ultimate Truths revealed. It promises to be a somewhat hectic half-day. During which a Brentford shopkeeper will complete a sitting room for God, a Chiswick woman will uncover the Metaphenomena of the Multiverse, an aging supervillain will put the finishing touches to his plans for transdimensional domination, serious trouble will break out at the New Messiah's Convention in Acton, and a Far-Fetched Fiction author will receive Divine Enlightenment. Will the universe end with a bang or a whimper—or something else entirely, possibly involving a time-traveling Elvis Presley with a sprout in his head?
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Robert Rankin is the author of The Brightonomicon, The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, Knees Up Mother Earth, The Toyminator, and The Witches of Chiswick.Review:
"Rankin is so bloody good... you can't help but laugh along with him. Rankin pulls it off with impish glee. Congratulations on the big Three-Oh to the self-proclaimed father of far-fetched fiction. He's still on top form." -- Phil Kelly DEATHRAY "Necrophenia is epic, laugh-out-loud funny. There's also some very clever writing. After all these years, Rankin is still as fresh and inventive as ever." -- Martyn Casserly SCI FI NOW "For all the comedy, Necrophenia is a dark book. Fans will love it anyway." -- David Langford SFX "Rankin [has a] gift for surreal dialogue. His back-and-forth, off-kilter banter attains a truly Marx Brothers level of wit and intensity at times. You won't be able to put down this rambunctious, giddy tale of supernatural musicology. If Mike Mignola and Terry Gilliam had scripted and filmed the Beatles in Help! (1965), the results might have resembled this book." SCi-FI WEEKLY "Robert Rankin is the Frank Zappa of the SF and Fantasy World: an undoubted genius, if something of an accquired taste." FORTEAN TIMES "Rankin's legion of fans will be delighted by this gallimaufry of silliness, told with the author's hallmark fragmented, rapid-fire prose." -- Eric Brown THE GUARDIAN
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Book Description Gollancz, 2008. hardcover. Book Condition: new. Hardcover Book. 2008 UK: Gollancz First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Bookseller Inventory # RANNECR15
Book Description Gollancz, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Export ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0575082402