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Terra

Author: Mitch Benn
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitch Benn
ISBN: 9780575132085 0575132086 0575132116 9780575132115 9780575132092 0575132094
OCLC Number: 830350956
Description: 255 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Mitch Benn.

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A science fiction fable for the young-at-heart from stand-up comedian and satirical song-writer Mitch Benn.  Read more...

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entertainting and thought provoking -- Heather McGregor Management Today Short chapters and a brisk style including plenty of dialogue, ensures that the plot moves along with enough pace to keep the Read more...

 
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