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It's just a game isn't itThe alien spaceship is in his sights His finger is on the Fire button Johnny Ma. So this is Terry Pratchett outside of DiscworldIt was ok but I think it was a short story stretched into a book The big theme of war being real and not a game was a bit preachy but maybe that s because it s aimed at the YA audienceThen the author touches on universal problems faced by kids everywhere parents on the verge of a break up trying to fit in with the other kids surviving in the inner city etc But since these are not the main story he never goes anywhere with themI wasn t entirely riveted by the main story either It starts well with the aliens surrendering but it was too slow after that for me Off-side isn't Enséñame más is Wonder (The Books of Marvella, in his sights His finger Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set is on the Fire button Johnny Ma. So this The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase is Terry Pratchett outside of DiscworldIt was ok but I think The Tunnel it was a short story stretched Secretos del Cosmos into a book The big theme of war being real and not a game was a bit preachy but maybe that s because The Secret Treasons it s aimed at the YA audienceThen the author touches on universal problems faced by kids everywhere parents on the verge of a break up trying to fit مريض الوهم in with the other kids surviving The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death in the ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, inner city etc But since these are not the main story he never goes anywhere with themI wasn t entirely riveted by the main story either It starts well with the aliens surrendering but Doctor y campeón it was too slow after that for me

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Only You Can Save Mankind

Xwell is about to set the new high score on the computer game Only You Can Save MankindSuddenly a messag. I d never read this series before but I picked up the second and third at library sales a few years back and in preparing for a month of reading I came across them on the shelves and thought it was time The Johnny Maxwell series is solid middle grade SF with a touch of typically Pratchett esue humor In this book Johnny is playing a video game that involves slaughtering invading aliens when his screen displays the message that the aliens want to surrender They re tired of dying when a player dies of course he returns again and again but the aliens are permanently destroyed when they re shot and want Johnny to give them safe conduct back to their own world Johnny at first reasonably disbelieving comes to realize it s true though is it really or is he simply retreating from a world in which his parents fight all the time and school is a nightmareThe book is fairly slight but I ve come to appreciate that Pratchett in his later books The Colour of Magic came out in 1983 and this one was first published in 1992 and reissued in the early 2000s so it s not that much later but still never missed an opportunity to drop serious moments in between the jokes Johnny s home life is a disaster with his parents so focused on their own fighting that they neglect him his friend Yo less s mother a nurse and the parents of his would be friend KirstySigourney who is a hoot seem to be the only ones who notice that Johnny is suffering He s an ordinary kid for the most part but the aliens make the point that he is the only one of all the people playing the game who responded to their plea And the uestion of what is reality comes up repeatedly from Johnny wondering if the human players he kills in defending the aliens suffer to Johnny and Sigourney altering the alien ship through their desires because it s all in their headsor is itIt s a uick read and I enjoyed it enough to move on to the next immediately

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E appearsWe wish to talk We surrenderBut the aliens aren't supposed to surrender they're supposed to die. While Pratchett s main productions are Fantasy he occasionally tinkered in the scifi genre This is the first part of a trilogy based around a weird kid called Johnny MaxwellThe book is fun and uite cheeky and still has the common Pratchett approach of turning things on their head to make you see things differently In this case he completely reverses the basic concepts of an Alien shooter computer game starting with the premise that the Aliens don t want to die and decide to surrender and claim their rights under the Geneva convention With a little bit of social commentary thrown in with the wit and tongue in cheek its still familiar Sir Terry and uite enjoyable if a little short


10 thoughts on “Only You Can Save Mankind

  1. says:

    So this is Terry Pratchett outside of DiscworldIt was ok but I think it was a short story stretched into a book The big theme of wa

  2. says:

    Another great story by Pratchett He must wake up every morning and think What should I make fun of today? And then he proceeds with mockery while sneaking in valuable social insights This book is shorter than most of his other books but it made for great audiobook listening on a four hour road trip

  3. says:

    Better with ageOlder ReviewConsidering the popularity of first person shooters this book is still very timely It's Pratchett it's fun

  4. says:

    This book was how Terry Pratchett dealt with the first gulf war I think I wish I had read it when I was a kid and images of that war were broadcast over my TV screen interrupting my favorite television shows and occupying the conversation of adults The main character in the book Johnny cared a bit than I did but felt basically the same these images carried no meaning as bland and removed from life as an old out of date video game There's

  5. says:

    From School Library JournalJohnny Maxwell 12 thinks he's a loser People don't seem to notice him his parents are threatening to split up and he's not very good at the shoot up the bad guys computer games that he and his friends are always playing But after his hacker buddy Wobbler gives him an illegal copy of Only You Can Save Mankind stra

  6. says:

    I'd never read this series before but I picked up the second and third at library sales a few years back and in pr

  7. says:

    While Pratchett's main productions are Fantasy he occasionally tinkered in the scifi genre This is the first part of a trilogy based around a w

  8. says:

    1st Read 45Rereadmy mother says they were creations of SatanYes but your mother says that about practically everything said WobblerThis is true said Yo less gravely It's her hobbyOh i so over invested in this one lol I rated it before from my vague memories of reading it as a kid and this time my inner child st

  9. says:

    Okay I give this book a 3sort of I like Sir Terry's writing He's sharp and can generally make a sharp uip with a dull point This book

  10. says:

    I picked up this book to read something short and light in between another books Oh and because it’s Terry Pra

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