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Only you can save mankind

Only you can save mankind

Pratchett, Terry, author

Playing the latest computer game, Johnny prepares to blow the alien fleet into the usual million pieces. But they surrender. They're not supposed to do that. They're supposed to die. After all, it's only a game - isn't it?

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Fantasy/Magic. Children's stories. Fantasy fiction.
Published London: Corgi, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0552551031, 9780552551038
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1992.
Physical Description: 237 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: A Johnny Maxwell story
Subject: Computer games Juvenile fiction.; Maxwell, Johnny (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Johnny Maxwell story.

Author note

Terry Pratchettwas the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which,The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

Reviews

"An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability"
Daily Telegraph||"A wonderful new Pratchett-style fantasy: funny and thrilling enough for anyone who can read fluently"
Daily Mail||"Funny and exciting"
Spectator||"Terry Pratchett's funny, fast-moving story makes provocative reading for all computer game players . . . Makes a serious point out of a ridiculously comic example"
Children's Books of the Year||"Everyone should read Terry Pratchett. Maybe it should be part of the National Curriculum?"
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Back cover copy

IF NOT YOU, WHO ELSE?

As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the 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?

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE

'An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability'Daily Telegraph

'Funny and thrilling'Daily Mail