The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds : A Novel Hardback
An epic in four movements, this is the third book in Robert Rankin's highly acclaimed meta-Victorian series.
Comparable to Pratchett or Douglas Adams, the Father of Far Fetched Fiction has pulled out all of the stops with this riotous tale of wicked women, a dangerous detective and Darwin the educated ape. Lord Brentford has a dream. To create a Grand Exposition that will showcase The Wonders of the Worlds and encourage peace between the inhabited planets of Venus, Jupiter and Earth.
Ernest Rutherford has a dream. To construct a time ship, powered by the large hadron collider he has built beneath the streets of London.
Cameron Bell is England's greatest detective and he, too, has a dream.
To solve the crime of the century before it takes place, without blowing up any more of London's landmarks.
Darwin is a monkey butler and he also has a dream. To end Man's inhumanity to Monkey and bring a little joy into the world.
Lavinia Dharkstorrm has a dream of her own. Although hers is more of a nightmare. To erase Man and Monkey alike from the face of the Earth and to hasten in the End of Days. Then there is the crime-fighting superlady, all those chickens from the past and the unwelcome arrival of The Antichrist.
Things are looking rather grim on planet Earth.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/11/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780575086418