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The Greatest Show Off Earth

(1994)
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Raymond's had a rough couple of days. Snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck has changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus.

But then this isn't an ordinary circus; this is the circus of Professor Merlin, which drifts between the planets in a Victorian steamship, a circus whose artistes perform the feats that simply can't be done. And the professor has a little job for Raymond. Release the two hundred people held captive on Saturn and save Planet Earth from extinction by Friday.

Raymond's best friend Simon has been having a rough time too. Hunted by the men in grey, Simon is falsely accused of being a serial killer and is thrown into the clutches of the sinister B.E.A.S.T. (an End Times cult that worships the demonic half-man half-chicken, Sate-Hen).

Even with the book from the future and those villagers with the flaming torches to help them out, getting things sorted by Friday could be cutting it fine...

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Greatest Show Off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-385-40419-0 / 978-0-385-40419-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

April 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Greatest Show Off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-552-13924-6 / 978-0-552-13924-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Show off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
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September 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Show off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Show off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Greatest Show off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Greatest Show Off Earth
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Far Fetched Books
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