Terra (Hardback)
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Terra (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 18/07/2013
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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 there are some truly wonderful places on Rrth and some wonderful creatures living in them. Best take a look while they're still there. But on one trip to Rrth our alien biologist causes a horrendous accident. The occupants of a car travelling down a lonely road spot his ship (the sort of massive lemon coloured, lemon shaped starship that really shouldn't be hanging in the sky over a road). Understandably the Bradbury's crash (interrupting the latest in a constant procession of bitter rows). And in the wreckage of their car our alien discovers a baby girl. She needs rescuing. From the car. From Rrth. From her humanity. And now eleven years later a girl called Terra is about to go to school for the first time. It's a very alien experience ...T ERRA is a charming and hilarious satirical fable. A story about how odd and alien we are. And a story about how human odd aliens are. It tells the story of a girl who grows up in a very different world, who gains a unique perspective on our world and a unique perspective on her new home. A girl who can teach us and them a lot. A girl living in an extraordinary world that is spiralling into a terrible war.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575132085
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 224 x 139 x 26 mm

Andy Stevens

“A brilliant Sci-fi début from a fantastically funn”

The plot is really well constructed and pacey with a focus on the strong, real-feeling characters and Mr. Gaimen is right - there are definite hints of Pratchett, Dahl and Adams here.
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This is a story about being different and how that can be a good thing. Terra was brought up on the planet Fnrr by the gentle scientist Lbbp who is very protective of the planet Rrth which is where Terra was born.

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Mitch Benn is compared to Terry Pratchett and that was why I delayed reading this because Pratchett is one of my favourite authors and I was worried about a watered down version.
That is not the case.
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