Only You Can Save Mankind

Only You Can Save Mankind

A Johnny Maxwell Story

Book - 2003
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As the mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons-But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it?
Publisher: London : Corgi Books, 2003, c2002
ISBN: 9780552551113
0552551112
Branch Call Number: J FIC Pratc
Characteristics: 237 p

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ChristchurchLib Oct 22, 2013

"It's 1991, during the Gulf War, and Johnny Maxwell is caught up in war games of his own. One day, while he's playing an aliens-versus-humans game on his computer, the alien ScreeWee fleet surrenders to him and asks for safe conduct back to their world. Though it's not usually part of the game, Johnny plays along… and soon, the aliens disappear from every copy of the game. Does that mean that the ScreeWee are real - and that they really die when players shoot at them? If you like science fiction that's as thought-provoking as it is funny, you'll love the gamer in-jokes and razor-sharp wit in Only You Can Save Mankind." Kids' Books October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=692609

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christikc
Jan 07, 2011

Book 1 of the Johnny Maxwell series.

Johnny gets a message of surrender from the aliens in the pirated computer game he is playing, is he going crazy being tricked by his friends or is he really the only one who can save a race of aliens?

BibNBTest Nov 18, 2010

What if the enemy in your video game asked you why you were shooting at it?

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