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Benn, Mitch, author

No-one trusts humanity. No-one can quite understand why we're intent on destroying the only place we have to live in the Universe. No-one thinks we're worth a second thought. And certainly no-one is about to let us get off Rrth. That would be a complete disaster. But one alien thinks Rrth is worth looking at. Not humanity, obviously, we're appalling, but until we manage to kill every other living thing on the planet there are some truly wonderful places on Rrth and some wonderful creatures living in them. Best take a look while they're still there

Hardback, Book. English. Science fiction.
Published London: Gollancz, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Mitch Benn
ISBN: 0575132086, 9780575132085
Physical Description: 255 pages ; 23 cm

Author note

Mitch Benn found fame as the singer of spectacularly angry, clever and funny songs on THE NOW SHOW. He used to be a big, angry, clever and funny man. Now he is just angry, clever and funny. He tours regularly and is in pretty much permanent residence with his band at the Phoenix Theatre in Bloomsbury. He is married and has a young daughter. He also has over 20,000 followers on Twitter.


entertainting and thought provoking
Management Today||Short chapters and a brisk style including plenty of dialogue, ensures that the plot moves along with enough pace to keep the pages turning to a dramatic climax
Books for Keeps||Both comic and satircal, earning comparisons with Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl and Terry Pratchett
The Guardian||An enjoyable debut novel.
Books for Keeps||My whole family (ages 14 to 57) read this during our summer break and loved it. Entertaining and thought-provoking.
Management Today||Mitch Benn'sTerrawas properly charming, funny and memorable - and disproved the carpers who thought its author only got his book deal off the back of his amiable media celebrity.
The Guardian||It's light, it's fun.