Angry Young Spaceman - Jim Munroe Reviews
Description:ISBN 1568582080 / Author: Jim Munroe / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Sam's going to another planet to teach English, where he hopes to earn enough creds to pay off his student loan and maybe buy a jetpack. He's not entirely comfortable with spreading the English virus but it beats ... more
Angry Young Spaceman - Jim Munroe ... working for the powerbrokers on Earth, and Octavia is a dreamy underwater planet, albeit populated by eight-armed creatures. Once he gets there, Sam ends up learning more than he teaches. From Mr Zik, a singer of melancholy songs. From a boxy robot called 9/3. And from Jinya, whose undulating tentacles make Sam forget all about human legs. Against the colourful backdrop of kitsch science-fiction, this novel entwines UFOs with STDs, androids with androgyny, and youth culture with culture shock. Leave your millennial angst behind and blast off to 2959.
Newest Review: ... on a whim to escape some of the embarrassments of his youth, to sign up for a job as an English teacher on one of the distant ... more
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by - written on 12/12/07 (Very useful, 60 readings)
Canadian author Jim Munroe publishes his own work, granting his science fiction novels a sense of D.I.Y. punk credibility and theoretically allowing him to get away with pretty much anything. 'Angry Young Spaceman' is his second novel, and despite some misleading quotes in the blurb that promise something of an unhinged psychedelic sci-fi trip (like Steve Aylett's work), this is actually more of a very easily digested space opera that works along the same lines as classic metaphorical science fiction. We catch up with the tale of Sam Breen about a thousand years into the future, by which time the Earth has established itself as more or less the dominant planet ... Read the complete review
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