Only You Can Save Mankind

Only You Can Save Mankind

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Twelve-year-old Johnny endures tensions between his parents, watches television coverage of the Gulf War, and plays a computer game called Only You Can Save Mankind, in which he is increasingly drawn into the reality of the alien ScreeWee.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2006
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed
ISBN: 9780060541873
0060541873
Branch Call Number: y PRATCHETT 2006
Characteristics: xi, 207 pages ; 20 cm

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What if you decided that, rather than defeating the alien invaders in the game, you were going to try to make peace?


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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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