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Author Morrow, James, 1947-

Title The Madonna and the starship / James Morrow.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Tachyon Publications, 2014.
2014

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F MORROW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Fiction - NSRY-11  F MORROW    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Science Fiction-Fantasy - RIPG-6  SF MORROW    AVAILABLE
Description 179 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "New York City, 1953. The golden age of television, when most programs were broadcast live. Young Kurt Jastrow, a full-time TV writer and occasional actor, is about to have a close encounter of the apocalyptic kind. Kurt's most beloved character (and alter ego) is Uncle Wonder, an eccentric tinkerer whose pyrotechnically spectacular science experiments delight children across the nation. Uncle Wonder also has a more distant following: the inhabitants of Planet Qualimosa. When a pair of his extraterrestrial fans arrives to present him with an award, Kurt is naturally pleased--until it develops that, come next Sunday morning, these same aliens intend to perpetrate a massacre. Will Kurt and his colleagues manage to convince the Qualimosans that Earth is essentially a secular and rationalist world? Or will the two million devotees of NBC's most popular religious program suffer unthinkable consequences for their TV-viewing tastes? Stay tuned for The Madonna and the Starship!" -- Back cover.
Subject Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Live television programs -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
ISBN 9781616961596 paperback
1616961597 paperback

 
    
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