A long time ago in galaxy far, far away a really quite good SF film, a sort of western in space, was launched. The special effects were pretty shoddy but it did have some quite good actors in it. And Mark Hammill. A second and third film that were actually the fifth and sixth films followed and they weren't quite so good but they were still quite fun (especially when the teddies got blasted by the Imperial stormtroopers).
Then, the first, second and third films followed and they were actually fairly dreadful though by now the special effects were much better. And the actors were still better than average too. And Mark Hammill was too old to be in it plus his character hadn't been born yet so that was OK.
A Gollancz parody was inevitable. And here it is. An epic told in six chapters. An epic of good versus evil. Of dark versus light. Of hairy co-pilots and green gurus. Of bizarre hair styles, steel bras and camp robots. An epic that starts in the middle. And that's the original!
Publication date: 09/02/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||9th February 2006|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
Adam Roberts is commonly described as one of the UK's most important writers of SF. He is the author of numerous novels and literary parodies. He is Professor of 19thCentury Literature at Royal Holloway, London University and has written a number ofcritical works on both SF and 19th Century poetry. He is a contributor to the SFENCYCLOPEDIA.More About Adam Roberts