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The Madonna and the Starship

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Only Uncle Wonder can save us from...THE DIABOLICAL LOBSTERS FROM OUTER SPACE!

New York City, 1953. The golden age of television, when most programs were broadcast live. Young Kurt Jastrow, a full-time TV writer and occasional actor, is about to have a close encounter of the apocalyptic kind.

Kurt's most beloved character (and alter ego) is Uncle Wonder, an eccentric tinkerer whose pyrotechnically spectacular science experiments delight children across the nation. Uncle Wonder also has a more distant following: the inhabitants of Planet Qualimosa. When a pair of his extraterrestrial fans arrives to present him with an award, Kurt is naturally pleased-until it develops that, come next Sunday morning, these same aliens intend to perpetrate a massacre.

Will Kurt and his colleagues manage to convince the Qualimosans that Earth is essentially a secular and rationalist world? Or will the two million devotees of NBC's most popular religious program suffer unthinkable consequences for their TV-viewing tastes? Stay tuned for The Madonna and the Starship!

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Madonna and the Starship
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 1-61696-159-7 / 978-1-61696-159-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Madonna and the Starship
Author(s): James Morrow
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU