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Escape From B-Movie Hell by M T McGuire
Hamgee Press Humor, Sci Fi & Fantasy Pub Date: December 17, 2015
Escape from B-Movie Hell is cheeky fun, but expect more chuckles than laugh-out-loud moments. Written in the vein of old time adventures such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, the novel features Andi Turbot, a British Art restoration student. It comes as a surprise when she discovers her best friend Eric is an alien rather than simply fashion challenged. She takes it in stride that he is in reality a large lobster-shaped entity dripping marmite scented goo. That being said, she doesn't expect to be teleported to an alien ship or to find out that an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth.
If you like cheesy fifties scifi flicks you will definitely enjoy this light-hearted homage. Read with friends for a Mystery Science Theater 3000 style book round.
I received a copy of Escape from B-Movie Hell from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
If you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she’d say no, emphatically. Saving the world is for dynamic, go-ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could be the least well equipped being in her Galaxy for the job.
Then her best friend, Eric, reveals that he is an extra terrestrial. He’s not just any ET either. He’s Gamalian: seven-foot, lobster-shaped and covered in marmite-scented goo. Just when Andi's getting used to that he tells her about the Apocalypse and really ruins her day.
The human race will perish unless Eric’s Gamalian superiors step in. Abducted and trapped on an alien ship, Andi must convince the Gamalians her world is worth saving. Or escape from their clutches and save it herself.