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The Japanese Devil Fish Girl

(2010)
And Other Unnatural Attractions
(The first book in the Japanese Devil Fish Girl series)
A novel by

 
 
Rankin's far-fetched steampunk sequel to The War of the Worlds!

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. Professor Coffin has a problem: the pickled Martian's tentacles are fraying at the ends, and his 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. 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 among the folk of other planets. Sufficient, in fact, to spark off Worlds War Two.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-575-07873-1 / 978-0-575-07873-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions (Japanese Devil Fish Girl 1)
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-575-08854-0 / 978-0-575-08854-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-575-08853-2 / 978-0-575-08853-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU