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Channel Blue by Jay Martel

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A strange intergalactic, reality show with Earth the centre of its entertainment has falling ratings so maybe it’s time to move on, destroy Earth and concentrate on something new. The black humour, satirical observations of human nature and the eventual conclusion are quite unexpected. A most unusual tale told with great aplomb.

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Channel Blue by Jay Martel

Earth used to be Galaxy Entertainment's most lucrative show. The inhabitants of the Western Galaxy - the saviest, richest demographic in the Milky Way - just couldn't get enough of the day-to-day details of the average Earthling's life. But Channel Blue's ratings are flagging and its producers are planning a spectacular finale. In just three weeks, their TV show will go out with a bang. The trouble is, so will Earth. Only one man can save our planet and he's hardly a likely hero...


'A laugh-out-loud look at the absurdities of modern-day America.'
Louis Theroux

'Skip the blurbs and just start reading this very funny book.
Michael Moore

'One part Waugh, one part Vonnegut, one part Truman Show
Tom Perrotta

About the Author

Jay Martel is an award-winning writer and producer. He collaborated with Michael Moore on his acclaimed documentary FARENHEIT 911 and was contributing editor at ROLLING STONE for six years. This is his first novel.

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2nd January 2014


Jay Martel

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Head of Zeus


384 pages


Horror - Fantasy - SF
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