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Not as Good as the Book

Andy Tillison Antoine Ettori



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01 March 2020
Rock & Pop music; Science fiction; Future Society; Post Holocaust Sci-Fi; Humourous Sci-Fi
In 2008, Not As Good As The Book by Progressive Rock band the Tangent, was released. The limited edition of the double CD included a novella written by Andy Tillison, the band's vocalist, keyboard player and main songwriter, and illustrated by French graphic artist Antoine Ettori. It is a comedic science fiction tale in the grand tradition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with more than a few nods towards the progressive rock greats from the 1970s. The book has never been available as a stand-alone novel. Until now...

Dave Jacob wakes up 88.000 years later than expected and on the wrong planet. Not only that, but he's soon to find out that the destruction of Planet Earth is actually his fault. Or at least partially. The other people involved died with the Earth and were collectively known as Yes.

Join Dave as the technicians of the future (all descended from Professor Colin Pillinger, mastermind behind the Beagle 2 Mars probe) rebuild his brain using his memories to construct an image of life in the 20th and 21st centuries. Discover why everyone in the future has a cold, how the 1580s composer Frederic Chopin was influenced by Lieutenant Pigeon, how Johanne Sebastian Bach invented the synthesizer, what is really under that pyramid in the Louvre, and how XTC influenced Gentle Giant.

The future, it seems, was not as good as the book...
By:   Andy Tillison
Illustrated by:   Antoine Ettori
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781789520217
ISBN 10:   1789520215
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andy Tillison is a musician and lecturer. he formed the band Parallel or 90 degrees in the 1990s, and the Tangent in 2002, in which he is keyboardist, vocalist and the main songwriter. The band's eleventh album Proxy was released at the end of 2018. He lives in Yorkshire. Antoine Ettori is a French artist whose most recent work includes story art for Despicable Me 3.

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