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Shambling Towards Hiroshima

(2009)
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In the tradition of Godzilla as both a playful romp and a parable of the dawn of the nuclear era, this original satire blends the destruction of World War II with the halcyon pleasure of monster movies. In the summer of 1945 war is reigning in the Pacific Rim, while in the U.S., Syms Thorley continues his life as a B-movie actor. But the U.S. Navy would like to use Thorley in their top-secret Knickerbocker Project, putting the finishing touches on the ultimate biological weapon: a breed of gigantic, fire-breathing, mutant iguanas. Thorley is to don a rubber suit that will transform him into the merciless Gorgantis and star in a film that simulates the destruction of a miniature Japan - if the demonstration succeeds, the Japanese will surrender, sparing thousands of lives; if it fails, the mutant lizards will be unleashed. Godzilla devotees and history buffs alike will be fascinated by this conspiratorial secret history of a war, a weapon, and an unlikely hero who will have to give the most convincing performance of his life.



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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shambling Towards Hiroshima
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 1-892391-84-8 / 978-1-892391-84-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shambling Towards Hiroshima
Author(s): James Morrow
ISBN: 1-61696-045-0 / 978-1-61696-045-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Shambling Towards Hiroshima
Author(s): James Morrow
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU