Only You Can Save Mankind
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Only You Can Save Mankind

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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? The first book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0552551031
  • 9780552551038
  • 84,447

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was 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.show more

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"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?" * Families *show more

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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 Mailshow more

Review Text

"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"show more

Rating details

9,678 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 22% (2,172)
4 35% (3,403)
3 33% (3,235)
2 8% (752)
1 1% (116)
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