99¢ in USA as of June 6, 2023
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The Earth has been sold. What could possibly go wrong?
SHORTLISTED for The Selfies Fiction Award
FINALIST, Page Turner Awards
The location: London.
The date: Very, very soon.
Beset by multiple crises and buried under a growing mountain of debt, the leaders of the G7 have taken the only logical decision.
They’ve sold the planet.
When Toby, a penniless student, and his two new flatmates find out one morning on TV, they’re surprised to find the Earth’s new alien owners are staggeringly cute and bring the promise of a debt-free future. They’re just getting ready to celebrate along with the rest of the world, when a chance encounter with a mysterious professor reveals the truth. And there’s a glitch: the Earth is about to be destroyed.
Fresh, fun and fast-paced, How to Buy a Planet is the unforgettable tale of three students on an impossible quest to beat the system. Perfect for fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, or sci-fi hero, Doctor Who.
What the critics are saying about How to Buy a Planet:
“Builds a palpable sense of cinematic tension… will captivate readers with its ingenuity and timeliness.” BookLife Prize Critic’s report, Score 8.5 / 10
“What a timely read… Totally mesmerising.” Oxford Daily Information review
“Entertaining and fast-moving science fiction adventure… Written with a sense of humour, fun, and wonder.” Una McCormack, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
What readers are saying about How to Buy a Planet:
“A stunning debut… It came up as similar to other books I’ve been reading but this is really in a class of its own.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“This is hilarious. Well-rounded characters, brilliantly written… Can’t wait for the next book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“This book reads like a mash-up of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ and a Simon Pegg movie, and it’s excellent!… I couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A tour de force of world-building… This book entertains and educates. How can you ask for more?” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Read it when it first came out; read it again this week – even better second time around!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Loved this book. It’s interesting, different, clever, funny and imaginative. Didn’t want to put it down. And there’s a brilliant subtle twist at the end which totally links this fantasy story to today’s real world. And makes a very thoughtful point. Read it. It’s excellent.” Amazon UK reviewer, 5 stars
“I can see and appreciate where the comparisons to Douglas Adams come from, but this book is its own animal… I loved it!” Amazon US reviewer