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The Madonna and the Starship - James K. Morrow
The Madonna and the Starship
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In the golden era of sci-fi TV, why were alien crustaceans so darned literal? Beloved 1950's star Uncle Wonder must create the ultimately irreverent television show — or crayfish from outer space will inflict their death-ray on an unsuspecting viewership.It is New York City, 1953. The new medium... show more
In the golden era of sci-fi TV, why were alien crustaceans so darned literal? Beloved 1950's star Uncle Wonder must create the ultimately irreverent television show — or crayfish from outer space will inflict their death-ray on an unsuspecting viewership.It is New York City, 1953. The new medium of live television has been kind to young pulp-fiction writer Kurt Jastrow. Not only does he enjoy scripting a popular children’s space opera, Brock Barton and His Rocket Rangers, he also plays an eccentric tinkerer on Uncle Wonder’s Attic.But Kurt’s world is thrown into disarray when two extraterrestrial crayfish-like creatures arrive at the studio. Certain that the audience for a religious program program represents “a hive of irrationalist vermin,” the crustaceans scheme to vaporize its two million viewers. Kurt and his co-writer have a mere forty hours to write and produce an explicitly rational and utterly absurd script that will somehow deter the aliens from their diabolical scheme.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781616961596 (1616961597)
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it
4.5 WTF Friday: The Madonna and the Starship by James K. Morrow
Every once in a while, as the mood strikes me, I like to indulge in those titles that are a bit odd . . . a bit different . . . a bit bizarre . . . and a bit freaky. These are books that don't get a lot of press, and which rarely get any retail shelf space. They're often an underground of sort of li...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.5 Laughs galore, good clean fun, and no disappointments!
THE MADONNA AND THE STARSHIP http://tinyurl.com/njyvcxk Laugh-out-loud lark set in 1953...were there PEOPLE then?...sci-fi television for kids, featuring giant blue lobster-women, only they aren't on TV they're real, and...well...read it!
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