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Only You Can Save Mankind (Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #1)

Terry Pratchett


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Other Editions of This Title:
Audio Cassette (7/4/2003)
Mass Market Paperback (7/1/1994)
Library Binding (7/5/2005)


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 (Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #1)

“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)

HarperCollins, 9780060541873, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2006

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.