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  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 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 t

  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 b

  3. says:

    Better with ageOlder ReviewConsidering the popularity of first person shooters this book is still very timely It's Pratchett it's funny and delivers a message Kristi is the protype of Hermonie EnjoyableA really good what if type of a story especially if you ever played Space Invaders There are a couple uestions c

  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 w

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    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 preparing for a month of reading I came across them on the shelves and thought it was time The Johnny

  7. says:

    While Pratchett's main productions are Fantasy he occasionally tinkered in the scifi genre This is the first pa

  8. says:

    1st Read 45Rereadmy mother says they were creations of SatanYes but your mother says that about practically everything said WobblerThis is tru

  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 isn't uite so goodOh there are some laughs and the plot while not totally new that the world inside games is real in it's own way is a good one It opens with a cute idea The young

  10. says:

    I picked up this book to read something short and light in between another books Oh and because it’s Terry PratchettI was surprised by this book It’s definitely short but not as light as I was expecting Even the title of

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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. 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 strange things happen The captain of the alien fleet that Johnny is supposed to shoot up surrenders to him unheard of in a computer game and soon after that all of the aliens from all copies of the game have vanished Players looking for someone to shoot at sail through light years of empty space and return the game to the store demanding their money back Johnny also discovers that he is able to enter the alien ship in dreams and grows convinced that the aliens are somehow real and are actually dying when human players shoot at them And soon the day arrives when the humans can resume their shooting The story is told against the backdrop of the 1991 Gulf War in which many of the battles were fought with the help of PC screens and the antiwar message of the story soon becomes a little too heavy handed and obvious Although the storytelling here is not as polished as it is in Pratchett s The Wee Free Men HarperCollins 2003 the humor is sharp and the story is great fun to read This is the first in a trilogy published in England US editions of Johnny and the Dead and Johnny and the Bomb will soon followI read this because I so thoroughly enjoyed Terry Pratchett s book Thud This one was a bit different in flavor and felt a bit slower paced to me The video game stuff was very outdated as the book was first published many years ago and Johnny spends a little too much time wondering if the game is real before he takes action Overall though I did enjoy the book especially his interactions with SigourneyRecommended for Grade 5 8 Devoted to Drew years of empty space and return the game to the store demanding their money back Johnny also discovers that he is able to enter the alien ship in dreams and grows convinced that the aliens are somehow real and are actually dying when human players shoot at them And soon the day arrives when the humans can resume their shooting The story is told against the backdrop of the 1991 Gulf War in which many of the battles were fought with the help of PC screens and the antiwar message of the story soon becomes a little too heavy handed and obvious Although the storytelling here is not as polished as it is in Pratchett s The Wee Free Men HarperCollins 2003 the humor is sharp and the story is great fun to read This is the first in a trilogy published in England US editions of Johnny and the Dead and Johnny and the Bomb will soon followI read this because I so thoroughly enjoyed Terry Pratchett s book Thud This one was a bit different in flavor and felt a bit slower paced to me The video game stuff was very outdated as the book was first published many

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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

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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. Better with ageOlder ReviewConsidering the popularity of first person shooters this book is still very timely It s Pratchett it s funny and delivers a message Kristi is the protype of Hermonie EnjoyableA really good what if type of a story especially if you ever played Space Invaders There are a couple uestions concerning the aliens and the game that Pratchett doesn t answer

  • Paperback
  • 210
  • Only You Can Save Mankind
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 11 January 2019
  • 9780060541873

About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels i