Retromancer

Retromancer

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575086791

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 872

There is big and evil magic abroad upon the face of the Earth. History has been changed. The Germans have won WWII. America is a nuclear wasteland. And worst of all, the breakfast menu at The Wife's Legs Café in Brentford is serving Bratwurst rather than the proper big boys' British banger. Something is Not Right. And when the world's all wrong and it needs setting right, who're you gonna call? Hugo Rune, that's who. A man who offers the world his genius, and asks only, in return, that the world cover his expenses. And so, with the aid of his faithful acolyte and companion Rizla, the guru's guru, also known as the hokus bloke, the Lad Himself and the Retromancer*, sets out to rewrite history the way it should be. Together they return to war-torn London, to solve the twelve cosmic conundra based on Hugo Rune's personal tarot deck, each one leading them closer to a final terrifying confrontation. They must match their wits against beautiful spies, advanced alien technology, killer robots and death rays, do battle with an ancient god, and come face to face once more with Hugo Rune's arch-enemy, the sinister Count Otto Black, all the while finding time to drink ale, talk the toot and dine out in some of London's swankiest eateries. Without ever paying the bill.
Categories: Fiction

The Gollancz eBook Collection eBook

The Gollancz eBook Collection  eBook

Robert Rankin. retromancer Robert Rankin GOLLAN C2' London FOR MY GOOD FRIEND NEIL GARDNER WITH MANY MANY MANY. Retromancer Copyright.

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575129108

Category: Fiction

Page: 3200

View: 602

Contains eight fantastic novels: THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE WITCHES OF CHISWICK, KNEES UP MOTHER EARTH, THE BRIGHINOMICON, THE TOYMINATOR, THE DA-DA-DE-DA-DA CODE, NECROPHENIA and RETROMANCER
Categories: Fiction

Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture

Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture

... spanning to nine at last count up to Retromancer (2009) after William Gibson's Neuromancer set in Brentford circa 1967 and during the Blitz. The Witches of Chiswick (2003) is clearly derivative of Updike. Again like Leslie Thomas or ...

Author: Rupa Huq

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780932583

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 188

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. We all know what suburbia is, indeed the majority of us live in it. Yet, despite this ubituity, with no formal definition of the contept, the suburbs have developed in our collective imagination through representations in popular culture, from Terry and June to Desparate Housewives. Rupa Huq examines how suburbia has been depicted in novels, cinema, popular music and on television, charting changing trends both in the suburbs and popular media consumption and production. She looks at the differences in defining suburbia in the US and UK and how characteristics associated with it have shifted in meaning and form.
Categories: Social Science

The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions

The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions

... And then: The Witches of Chiswick The Brightonomicon The DaDaDeDaDa Code Necrophenia Retromancer The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions Robert.

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575086807

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 174

The pickled Martian's tentacles are fraying at the ends and Professor Coffin's Most Meritorious Unnatural Attraction (the remains of the original alien autopsy, performed by Sir Frederick Treves at the London Hospital) is no longer drawing the crowds. It's 1895; nearly a decade since Mars invaded Earth, chronicled by H.G. Wells in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Wrecked Martian spaceships, back-engineered by Charles Babbage and Nikola Tesla, have carried the Queen's Own Electric Fusiliers to the red planet, and Mars is now part of the ever-expanding British Empire. The less-than-scrupulous sideshow proprietor likes Off-worlders' cash, so he needs a sensational new attraction. Word has reached him of the Japanese Devil Fish Girl; nothing quite like her has ever existed before. But Professor Coffin's quest to possess the ultimate showman's exhibit is about to cause considerable friction amongst the folk of other planets. Sufficient, in fact, to spark off Worlds War Two.
Categories: Fiction

The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends

The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends

... The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse And its sequel: The Toyminator And then: TheWitches of Chiswick The Brightonomicon The DaDaDeDaDa Code Necrophenia Retromancer The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural.

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575086487

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 732

Robert Rankin, the master of far-fetched fiction, presents, for the first time, a book written in 'the first monkey'. Sure to be taken up as the newest of literary fads, Darwin, the Educated Ape here tells his life story to his legions of fans. Featuring: Chickens! Martians! Doodlebugs! The Far Future! The Distant Past! Sherlock Holmes! Winston Churchill! Dynamite! More Monkeys than you can shake a stick at! Barmen! Pubs! The End of the World and more! The fourth in Robert Rankin's series of steampunk-tinged Victoriana novels featuring the master detective Cameron Bell (who has an unfortunate fondness for blowing up major landmarks) and his companion, Darwin, the Educated Ape, this is another masterpiece of comic fiction and SF.
Categories: Fiction

Magic The Gathering Cards

Magic   The Gathering Cards

... $0.25 Polluted Mire $0.25 Pouncing Jaguar $0.15 Power Sink $0.15 Power Taint $0.15 Priest of Titania $6 Ravenous Skirge $0.25 Raze $0.25 Reflexes $0.15 Rejuvenate $0.15 Remote Isle $0.25 Rescind $0.15 Retromancer $0.15 Rewind $0.35 ...

Author: Ben Bleiweiss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440248825

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 512

View: 977

Magic: The Gathering is the world's most played trading card game. Now for the first time in the game's 25-year history, you can enjoy the only guide on the market to capture all the magic--and value--of thousands of cards released for MTG. Featuring 165 unique card sets, Magic: The Gathering Cards - The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide showcases the rarest and most valuable cards on the secondary market, including an Alpha Black Lotus worth more than $27,000! You'll also find expert tips for collecting and card investing from one of the world's leading experts in the field of Magic finance, author Ben Bleiweiss. Whether you enjoy the beauty of Serra Angel, the power of the master of the mountains of Shiv - Shivan Dragon, or collectability of the Original Dual Lands, Magic: The Gathering Cards - The Unofficial Ultimate Collector's Guide is sure to cast a spell on you.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

... of the Apocalypse And its sequel: The Toyminator And then: The Witches of Chiswick The Brightonomicon The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code Necrophenia Retromancer The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions éwaraaw ~$muuh aw/w ...

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575088207

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 136

A hilarious comic fantasy from the bestselling cult creator of the Brentford Triangle Trilogy Once upon a time Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city. But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days and isn't all that jolly any more. And there is a serial killer loose on the streets. The old, rich nursery rhyme characters are being slaughtered one by one and the Toy City police are getting nowhere in their investigations. Meanwhile, Private Eye Bill Winkie has gone missing, leaving behind his sidekick Eddie Bear to take care of things. Eddie may be a battered teddy with an identity crisis, but someone's got to stop the killer. When he teams up with Jack, the two are ready for the challenge. Not to mention the heavy drinking, bad behaviour, car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, toy fetishism and all-round grossness along the way. It's going to be an epic adventure!
Categories: Fiction

The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds

The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds

And its sequel: The Toyminator And then: The Witches of Chiswick The Brightonomicon The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code Necrophenia Retromancer The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of ...

Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575086449

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 610

An epic in four movements, this is the third book in Robert Rankin's highly acclaimed meta-Victorian series. Comparable to Pratchett or Douglas Adams, the Father of Far Fetched Fiction has pulled out all of the stops with this riotous tale of wicked women, a dangerous detective and Darwin the educated ape. Lord Brentford has a dream. To create a Grand Exposition that will showcase The Wonders of the Worlds and encourage peace between the inhabited planets of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. Ernest Rutherford has a dream. To construct a time ship, powered by the large hadron collider he has built beneath the streets of London. Cameron Bell is England's greatest detective and he, too, has a dream. To solve the crime of the century before it takes place, without blowing up any more of London's landmarks. Darwin is a monkey butler and he also has a dream. To end Man's inhumanity to Monkey and bring a little joy into the world. Lavinia Dharkstorrm has a dream of her own. Although hers is more of a nightmare. To erase Man and Monkey alike from the face of the Earth and to hasten in the End of Days. Then there is the crime-fighting superlady, all those chickens from the past and the unwelcome arrival of The Antichrist. Things are looking rather grim on planet Earth.
Categories: Fiction

Phonogram Vol 1 Rue Britannia Full Color Edition

Phonogram Vol  1 Rue Britannia  Full Color Edition

RETROMANCER . NOSTALGIA PARASITE . A KIND OF PHONOMANCER , IN THE SAME WAY A DATE RAPIST IS A KIND OF LOVER . LOOKS - WHAT - EARLY THIRTIES TOPS ? HE'D HAVE BEEN YOUNG CIRCA FUNK IN THE SEVENTIES . REVIVALISTS REVIVING THEMSELVES WITH ...

Author: Kieron Gillen

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 9781534323742

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 156

View: 605

Britannia is ten years dead. Phonomancer David Kohl hadn't spared his old patron a thought for almost as long-- at which point his mind starts to unravel. Can he discover what's happened to the Mod-Goddess of Britpop while there's still something of himself left? A dark modern-fantasy in a world where music is magic, where a song can save your life, or end it.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Brightonomicon

The Brightonomicon

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Author: Robert Rankin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575088191

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 744

Our teenage hero, having been thrown from Brighton Pier by the leader of The Canvey Island Mod Squad, narrowly escapes drowning thanks to the Perfect Master, Cosmic Dick and self-styled Logos of the Aeon (not to mention the reinventer of the Ocarina), Hugo Rune Himself. Our hero has lost his memory, and, in desperation, agrees to join The Lad Himself in the solving of twelve cases based upon The Brightonomicon, the new zodiac signs formed by the alignment of Brighton streets and discovered by Rune: carriageway constellations. And together they must find the Chronovision before it falls into the wrong hands and affords ultimate power to the would-be world dictator. And this being an adventure most exciting, they must find it before the sinister Count Otto Black, would-be World Dictator and all-round bad guy. Or the whole world will all go to pot.
Categories: Fiction