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Only You Can Save Mankind Издательство: HarperTrophy, 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 224 стр ISBN 0060541873 инфо 2855d.
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Grade 5-8–Johnny Maxwell, 12, thinks he's a loser People don't seem to notice him, his parents are threatening to split up, and he's not very good at the shoot-up-the-bad-guys computer games that he and his fанщегriends are always playing But after his hacker buddy, Wobbler, gives him an illegal copy of Only You Can Save Mankind, strange things happen The captain of the alien fleet that Johnny is supposed to shoot up surrenders to him–unheard of in a computer game–and soon afаяюувter that all of the aliens from all copies of the game have vanished Players looking for someone to shoot at sail through light years of empty space and return the game to the store, demanding their money back Johnny also discovers that he is able to enter the alien ship in dreams and grows convinced that the aliens are somehow real, and are actually dying when human players shoot at them And soon the day arrives when the humans can resume their shooting The story is told against бмюхзthe backdrop of the 1991 Gulf War, in which many of the battles were fought with the help of PC screens, and the antiwar message of the story soon becomes a little too heavy-handed and obvious Although the storytelling here is not as polished as it is in Pratchett's The Wee Free Men (HarperCollins, 2003), the humor is sharp and the story is great fun to read Иллюстрация Автор Терри Пратчетт Terry Pratchett Родился в Беконсфилде В 1959 году поступил в высшую техническую школу Уайкомб Первый рассказ "The Hades Business" опубликовал в школьном журнале в 1961 году, а в 1963 этот же рассказ появился в профессиональном издании В 1965 году ушел из школы в .

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