Only You Can Save Mankind (Paperback)

By Terry Pratchett

HarperTrophy, 9780060541873, 207pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 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

Praise For Only You Can Save Mankind

“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.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A suspenseful and sardonically funny tale by a master of fantasy” (starred review)