Land That I Love by William Freedman. Book review

Land That I Love by William Freedman. Rebel ePublishers (price not known)

Reviewed by Debbie Bennett

The publishers tell me that the unfeasibly large-bosomed scantily-clad woman holding a gun on the cover of this book does not make it an SF/porn novel. So put your tongues back in, guys. If you want to spend your money, make sure you know what you’re getting for it. This is SF comedy, although more parody than out and out slapstick. Or political satire on a cosmic scale with a passing nod to Douglas Adams.

A synthesised planet explodes and President Pickfour of the Eminent Domain has to find out who is responsible. Is it the Terrahists ‘ who think that the galaxy should be ruled by Earth,? Or maybe just the Americans? President Pickfour, together with his Foreigners Advisor Croupier and a host of other advisors set off to find American President Watts Barber. But nothing is ever straightforward, as a cast of improbably-named characters romp across a galactic stage in their search for the truth as they know it.

There are some clever observations, such as President Pickfour’s men going looking for WTFs ‘ Weapons of Tremendous Force ‘ although the President clearly thinks the acronym has another origin. It does make you wonder how much our own politicians know and how much they simply make up as they go along. If you like lampoons and the parodies of the classics that were popular not long ago, you’ll enjoy this too. SF with a twist and a spin.

Land That I Love by William Freedman. Rebel ePublishers (price not known)

Reviewed by Debbie Bennett

The publishers tell me that the unfeasibly large-bosomed scantily-clad woman holding a gun on the cover of this book does not make it an SF/porn novel. So put your tongues back in, guys. If you want to spend your money, make sure you know what you’re getting for it. This is SF comedy, although more parody than out and out slapstick. Or political satire on a cosmic scale with a passing nod to Douglas Adams.

A synthesised planet explodes and President Pickfour of the Eminent Domain has to find out who is responsible. Is it the Terrahists ‘ who think that the galaxy should be ruled by Earth,? Or maybe just the Americans? President Pickfour, together with his Foreigners Advisor Croupier and a host of other advisors set off to find American President Watts Barber. But nothing is ever straightforward, as a cast of improbably-named characters romp across a galactic stage in their search for the truth as they know it.

There are some clever observations, such as President Pickfour’s men going looking for WTFs ‘ Weapons of Tremendous Force ‘ although the President clearly thinks the acronym has another origin. It does make you wonder how much our own politicians know and how much they simply make up as they go along. If you like lampoons and the parodies of the classics that were popular not long ago, you’ll enjoy this too. SF with a twist and a spin.