IF NOT YOU, WHO ELSE?
As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender.
They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons . . .
But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it?
The first book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.
"An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability"
"A wonderful new Pratchett-style fantasy: funny and thrilling enough for anyone who can read fluently"
"Funny and exciting"
"Terry Pratchett's funny, fast-moving story makes provocative reading for all computer game players . . . Makes a serious point out of a ridiculously comic example"
"Everyone should read Terry Pratchett. Maybe it should be part of the National Curriculum?"
Johnny Maxwell is just an ordinary boy - not smart, popular or rich. But he does love video games. Here are three things to know about Terry Pratchett's hero - there's aliens, a rather strange bunch of kids, ghosts and a time travel!
Johnny Maxwell is on an adventure to save an alien race! Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Only You Can Save Mankind. And if you’ve not read it yet why not try and see if you can predict the hilarious answers.
Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up. A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she’s always dreamed of flying (though it’s cold up there, you have to wear really thick pants, two layers). Read an extract from The Wee Free Men, the first book in the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett.