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The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions by Robert Rankin
  

The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions

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It's 1895; nearly a decade since Mars invaded Earth, chronicled by H.G. Wells in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Wrecked Martian spaceships, back-engineered by Charles Babbage and Nikola Tesla, have carried the Queen's Own Electric Fusiliers to the red planet, and Mars is now part of the ever-expanding British Empire. This is Robert Rankin's Far-Fetched-Fictional Steampunk sequel to THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

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The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions by Robert Rankin

The pickled Martian's tentacles are fraying at the ends and Professor Coffin's Most Meritorious Unnatural Attraction (the remains of the original alien autopsy, performed by Sir Frederick Treves at the London Hospital) is no longer drawing the crowds. The less-than-scrupulous sideshow proprietor likes Off-worlders' cash, so he needs a sensational new attraction. Word has reached him of the Japanese Devil Fish Girl; nothing quite like her has ever existed before. But Professor Coffin's quest to possess the ultimate showman's exhibit is about to cause considerable friction amongst the folk of other planets. Sufficient, in fact, to spark off Worlds War Two.

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A phantasmagorical cornucopia of Wellsian whimsy, dizzying intergalactical intrigue and daring doings that seldom fails to divert, delight and amuse. * WAR-OFTHE-WORLDS.CO.UK *


About the Author

Robert Rankin

Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. He is the author of THE HOLLOW CHOCLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE WITCHES OF CHISWICK, The Brentford Trilogy (5 books), The Armageddon Quartet (3 books) and many more.

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Publication date

11th August 2011

Author

Robert Rankin

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www.thegoldensprout.com/

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Fantasy
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9780575088542

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