Only You Can Save Mankind
By Terry Pratchett
(HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780060541873, 224pp.)
Publication Date: August 2006
It's just a game . . . isn't it?
The alien spaceship is in his sights. His finger is on the Fire button. Johnny Maxwell is about to set the new high score on the computer game Only You Can Save Mankind.
Suddenly, a message appears:
We wish to talk. We surrender.
But the aliens aren't supposed to surrender—they're supposed to die!
Sir Terry Pratchett's many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Printz Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Britain's Carnegie Medal, the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature, and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide. Knighted for his "services to literature," Sir Terry lives in England with his wife and many cats.
“A wild ride, full of Pratchett’s trademark humor.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Funny and thrilling.”
-Daily Mail (London)
“A witty and intriguingly thought-provoking adventure.”
-The Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize short-list report
“An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit, and continuous readability. A rare treat.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)
“The compelling premise and Pratchett’s humorous touches may well attract fans to this trilogy.”
“A suspenseful and sardonically funny tale by a master of fantasy” (starred review)