And Then the Town Took Off [NOOK Book]

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The Pulp Paperback Laugh Riot by Hugo Nominee Writer--Out of Print for Four Decades! The SF magazines lauded And Then The Town Took Off as a comic masterpiece when it first appeared as half of one of the legendary Ace Double Novel in 1960. Amazing Stories said that "There is something completely disarming in the plight of Superior, Oho, when the residents waken one morning to find their entire town hanging several miles up in the air like a giant satellite. Was it caused by a nuclear explosion in the vicinity? ...
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And Then the Town Took Off

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The Pulp Paperback Laugh Riot by Hugo Nominee Writer--Out of Print for Four Decades! The SF magazines lauded And Then The Town Took Off as a comic masterpiece when it first appeared as half of one of the legendary Ace Double Novel in 1960. Amazing Stories said that "There is something completely disarming in the plight of Superior, Oho, when the residents waken one morning to find their entire town hanging several miles up in the air like a giant satellite. Was it caused by a nuclear explosion in the vicinity? Had the mayor, an eccentric, decided to secede from the U. S. because of discriminatory taxes against the local bubblegum factory? Had the local unaccredited college of magic carried an experiment too far? Or was an alien race behind it all? Wilson upholds his considerable reputation as a master of light entertainment. He has a detached, deadpan style that makes the shenanigans he is describing completely hilarious. The spoof never lets down." And Analog hailed it as "Much fun, a slapstick spoof. The completely screwy town of Superior, Ohio, home of the even screwier Cavalier Institute of Applied Sciences and of a bubblegum factory, simply takes to the air, carrying with it a passing train. Aboard are a Pentagon courier, Sergeant Don Cort, the red-headed secretary to an air-minded Senator, and assorted other characters; in town is a character to match every one of 'em. Underground there is also a posse of super-intelligent extraterrestrial kangaroos, and so bad goes to worse with unpredictable turns of the plot."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000146491
  • Publisher: Renaissance E Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 312 KB

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  • Posted July 4, 2010

    Terrific story but...

    I have loved this book for many years and was thrilled to discover it was available for my Nook. It was the first purchase I made. As escapist fare it is first rate.

    However, typos and skipped words run rife throughout the text (I even think they may have skipped a line or two, near the end) and each instance pulled me out of the story.

    In short, I recommend the story, but be prepared for typos and incomplete (or slightly incomprehensible) sentences.

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