Only You Can Save Mankind

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What to expect


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.

Critics Review

  • 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

  • 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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