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Author Topic: Telos: Robert Rankin: THE ABOMINABLE SHOWMAN  (Read 2744 times)
The Telosian

United Kingdom United Kingdom

« on: July 02, 2014, 07:19:11 pm »

Telos Publishing is proud to present the new novel from the Master of the Surreal Robert Rankin:

By Robert Rankin

Growing up in Brentford is never easy, especially when you have a needy younger brother and a daddy who is the fount of all knowledge. But the life of one Brentford schoolboy is turned upside down when he is sent on a mission by a Venusian he finds in his Daddy's allotment shed, and with Barry the Time Sprout lodged in his head to act as his guardian angel, the sky really is the limit.

For the boy has to pose as the famous detective Lazlo Woodbine, and his travels will take him to an alternative future, where a vast pleasure palace space liner orbits the Earth, and where one Count Ilya Rostof is planning a celebration of Queen Victoria's ninetieth year on the throne. He will travel to the fabled Garden on Venus, and even to Heaven to meet with God - a rather nice man named Terrance. But even as these events are taking place, what of the nefarious schemes of Lord Willoughby Chase, of Professor Mandelbrot and the silly boys and their plans to fly a spacecraft into the Sun, and what of the etherial Poppett and the fabled vegetable lamb of Tartary? Never mind Lady Raygun and a group of fanatical space pirates ...

A work of surreal brilliance from the mind of Robert Rankin, combining ecumenical ponderings with breathless space opera, and jaw dropping imagination.

Available to pre-order from Telos Publishing:

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The standard hardback:
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The Telosian

United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 12:59:41 pm »

Sadly we have to announce today that, for reasons beyond our control, Telos Publishing is no longer able to publish Robert Rankin's novel The Abominable Showman, which we had been planning to issue in September. Robert has now decided that he would prefer to self-publish the book, and although this is a great disappointment to us, we have to abide by his wishes. We are making refunds to customers who pre-ordered the book via our website, and would like to apologise to everyone who was looking forward to buying this book from us.
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