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Astrotruckers by Mikael Niemi
Book DescriptionA series of tales based around outer space, "Astrotruckers" is funny, perverse, inventive and bristling with unstoppable imagination. In the illuminating company of an astrotrucker, we meet the ponorists - those who venture into outer space beyond the point of no return - discover the most popular and most pungent Earth mementos taken into space and learn the essential difference between humans and androids. He clarifies the murky areas of human knowledge: the meaning of the oldest writing in the universe, who set off the big bang, the scientific explanation for Murphy's Law, the catalyst for the death of literature and, not to be forgotten, how the world will end. What do you say to an intellectually superior fistular maggot who wants to observe you watching football? How many doors get slammed in your face when you try to find out who is in charge of the universe? And what happens when you switch your android's personality setting to 'humour'? Poetic, grotesque, hilarious, disgusting and visionary, "Astrotruckers" will reveal all this, and more...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843432784
(168mm x 125mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mikael Niemi
Astrotruckers, Paperback (May 2008)
Helps you navigate your way through the goings on of outer space. This title allows you to discover the most popular and most pungent Earth mementos taken into space and illuminate the murkiest areas of human knowledge: the meaning of the oldest writing in the universe, who set off the big bang, and the catalyst for the death of literature.
Popular Music, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Mikael Niemi
'A wonderfully warm tale of weddings, funerals, marathon sauna contests - and the incomparable thrill of your first kiss, from 'the Nick Hornby of the Arctic' (Marina Warner, Sunday Times)
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Author Biography - Mikael Niemi
Mikael Niemi was born in 1959, grew up in Pajala, Sweden and still lives there. His first novel for adults, Popular Music, was awarded the August Prize and was made into a film in 2004. It has sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into thirty languages. Among his published books are two collections of poetry - Nasblod under hogmassan (Nosebleed during Morning Service) (1998) and Anglar med mausergevar (Angels with Mausers) (1989) - and a young adult novel, Kyrkdjavulen (The Church Devil) (1994).
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