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Terra

(2013)
(The first book in the Terra series)
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No-one trusts humanity. No-one can quite understand why we're intent on destroying the only place we have to live in the Universe. No-one thinks we're worth a second thought. And certainly no-one is about to let us get off Rrth. That would be a complete disaster.

But one alien thinks Rrth is worth looking at. Not humanity, obviously, we're appalling, but until we manage to kill every other living thing on the planet there are some truly wonderful places on Rrth and some wonderful creatures living in them. Best take a look while they're still there.

But on one trip to Rrth our alien biologist causes a horrendous accident. The occupants of a car traveling down a lonely road spot his ship (the sort of massive lemon coloured, lemon shaped starship that really shouldn't be hanging in the sky over a road). Understandably the Bradbury's crash (interrupting the latest in a constant procession of bitter rows). And in the wreckage of their car our alien discovers a baby girl. She needs rescuing. From the car. From Rrth. From her humanity.

And now eleven years later a girl called Terra is about to go to school for the first time. It's a very alien experience . . .

Terra is a charming and hilarious satirical fable. A story about how odd and alien we are. And a story about how human odd aliens are. It tells the story of a girl who grows up in a very different world, who gains a unique perspective on our world and a unique perspective on her new home. A girl who can teach us and them a lot. A girl living in an extraordinary world that is spiraling into a terrible war.

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

"I found myself thinking of Roald Dahl, Douglas adams and Terry Pratchett. Wise, funny, and above all, human." - Neil Gaiman


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Used availability for Mitch Benn's Terra

Hardback Editions

July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Terra (Terra 1)
Author(s): Mitch Benn
ISBN: 0-575-13208-6 / 978-0-575-13208-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Terra (Terra 1)
Author(s): Mitch Benn
ISBN: 0-575-13210-8 / 978-0-575-13210-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Terra
Author(s): Mitch Benn
ISBN: 0-575-13209-4 / 978-0-575-13209-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Terra
Author(s): Mitch Benn
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Terra
Author(s): Mitch Benn
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Terra
Author(s): Mitch Benn
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK