Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables

Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables is a collection of short (and mostly warped) SF and fantasy stories from Simon Petrie, including several previously-unpublished gems. Touching on such important, diverse, and hitherto-ignored topics as the sex life of mythical reptiles, the anachronistic hazardousness of the humble ham sandwich, and the application of radiation-induced gigantism to market gardening, Petrie’s work is a direct challenge to the dictum that truth is stranger than fiction.

If you’ve ever wondered about what to do about that inexplicable triceratops in your backyard, about what happened next in that classic match-up between Hare and Tortoise, or about the absolute very worst thing you can have happen to you while you’re ransacking that idyllic alien planet, then you need to read Rare Unsigned Copy.

It’s not all off-planet, off-the-wall, or off-colour. Some of the stories in Rare Unsigned Copy are speculation pure and simple, played with a straight bat. But for the most part, the stories dwell on life’s unexpected absurdities, like dealing with that artificial intelligence that either wants you, or wants you off its ship, or wants to hold onto that last unique item in its carefully-organised inventory. Even if said item might well be a life-saver.

Reviews: Tsana’s Reads and Reviews, Suz’s Space.

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The Whale’s Tale

The Whale’s Tale is an exciting new young adult science fiction novel by Edwina Harvey. In a future where whales and dolphins can communicate with humans, and where the Whale Nation has brought space travel back from the brink of extinction, humpback whales tour the galaxy in massive spaceships called “The Whaling Fleet” performing Whalesong to receptive audiences. Uki is a teenage Japanese girl who steals a file from a whale to impress a guy in her gang, but she gets caught, and has to perform restitution to Targe, the humpback whale she’s stolen the file from, by touring the galaxy with Targe and his dolphin sidekick, Charlie. Uki doesn’t like Targe, Targe doesn’t like Uki, and Charlie thinks he’s in for the worst tour of his life until they discover Uki has a special talent.

“Wow! What a whale of a tale!” – Sheila Tracy

Book review by June Young in New Zealand.

Review by Jonathan Dean.

Released November, 2009. ISBN: 9780980699807

Paperback $19.95

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