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The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions

by Robert Rankin

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Fantasy

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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 Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9780575088542
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780575088542
Publication date: 11th August 2011
Author: Robert Rankin
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Fantasy,
Categories: Fantasy,

About 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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