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Publisher's Summary

In space, no one can hear you clean....

When Darren’s charge-cart gets knocked off the Earth-to-Mars highway and lost in space forever, he thinks his day can’t get any worse. 

When Kelly sees Darren accidentally short-circuit a talking lamppost, and its camera captures her face as it expires, she thinks her day can’t get any worse. 

When Pamasonic Teffal, a sentient breadmaker, is sent on a top-secret mission into the depths of the Internet and betrayed by her boss, a power-crazed smartphone, she knows this is only the beginning of a day that isn’t going to get any better. 

Join Darren, Kelly, and Pam in an anarchic comic adventure that takes them from the shining skyscrapers of Singulopolis to the sewers of the Dolestar Discovery, and find out what happens when a person puts down their mop and bucket and says "No." Battlestar Suburbia will be loved by fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and Jasper Fforde, as well as anyone who’s ever wondered just how long someone can stay under one of those old-fashioned hairdryers.*

*The answer is: a really very, very long time.  

©2018 Chris McCrudden (P)2018 Prelude Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Festooned with cunning punnery, sharp turns of phrase, and jokes about emojis and the internet, making this very much a comic novel of our times.” (James Lovegrove, Financial Times)

“Chris McCrudden has created a new division of SF: Science Flotsam. His sprawling space epic is what you get if you cross Dr. Who with an unhealthy fascination for household appliances. Forget alien invasion; in this explosive future you won’t be able to trust your spin dryer.” (Christopher Fowler)  

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Kind of hokey and cheesy

Its not a very thought provoking scifi book, more of a romp using everyday common things in a new setting to tell a story about a boring guy who is forced into heroism. It just didn't click with me.

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This book is FANTASTIC!!!

Seriously, I loved this book!! It is witty and creative and thought-provoking. I think the personification of machinery has never been so spot on. I really think it asks the reader to be imaginative and open-minded while show-casing the elements of society which control people. I would've given this book 5 stars even if I never met the author........but Chris McCrudden actually came to our book club via ZOOM (he was in London, so it was the middle of the night) and entertained a lively and valuable discussion about this book and the next two in the series!!!! EEK.....now I shall award 7 stars!!!! Love, love, love this book!

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something completely different

what a relief to find a science fiction that isn't military battles or brain twisting alternate philosophy. this one is just fun. Waiting for a sequel.

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  • 10-15-21

Funny sci-fi!

A great listen!! Funny sci fi with laughs, comic storytelling and a sense of humour. (and a great narrator!) - it's difficult to get sci fi and humour mixed together but no such problems here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-20

Too silly

I don’t know why,, but this is just too silly, which I think is what the book was aiming for. I’d recommend for fans of futurama, but if you like sci fi comedy stick to the red dwarf novels

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  • 10-25-19

Slow burner

Took me a while to get into the story but I’m really glad I stayed with it. Good original story concept. Looking forward to finding out what happens next....