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The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Rob Grant Andrew Marshall

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Gollancz
26 June 2018
Science fiction; Fantasy; England; Science; Robots; Aliens; Time
As heard on Radio 4, from the creators of Red Dwarf and 2.4 Children! Great Britain is stuck in 1952. It is under attack from Martians, Mole men and beatniks. Only one man can save the world - Professor Quanderhorn! Shame he's a bit rubbish, really.

The full adaptation of the Radio 4 show, with additional material and story! England, 1952. Churchill is Prime Minister for the last time. Rationing is still in force. All music sounds like the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. People like living in 1952: it's familiar and reassuring, and Britain knows its place in the world. Few have noticed it's been 1952 for the past 65 years.

Meet Professor Quanderhorn; a brilliant, maverick scientific genius who has absolutely no moral compass. With his Dangerous Giant Space Laser, High Rise Farm, Invisible Robot and Fleet of Monkey-driven Lorries, he's not afraid to push the boundaries of science to their very limit.

Even when it's clearly insane to keep pushing.

Despite the fact he's saved the world from several Martian invasions, the attacks of the Mole People, the Troglodyte Shape-shifters and the Beatniks from Under the Sea, plus countless other sinister phenomena which threatened to rend the very fabric of reality, the Government would like to close him down. Why? Because they're terrified of him. Of his reality-warping experiments, of the mysterious button on his desk which he's constantly threatening to press. Of the unearthly secret locked in his cellar. And yet they're even more terrified it might stop being 1952 and they'll be out of power.
By:   Rob Grant, Andrew Marshall
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 169mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   726g
ISBN:   9781473224025
ISBN 10:   1473224020
Pages:   360
Publication Date:   26 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rob Grant is the co-creator of Red Dwarf and was one of the writers of Spitting Image. His previous books include Red Dwarf novels, Fat and Incompetnce Andrew Marshall is a writer who scripted and produced the very successful comedy 2point4children and the supernatural drama Strange for the BBC, and has collaborated with David Renwick, Alexei Sayle and John Lloyd, among others.

Reviews for The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

Daftly satirical... Grant, a co-creator of RED DWARF, and Marshall, writer of 2POINT4CHILDREN, bring their formidable sitcom talents to bear on this parody of Quartermass and Dan Dare. * FINANCIAL TIMES *


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