God Emperor of Didcot - now out!

Toby Frost

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Well, it's actually been out a few weeks, but being a halfwit I forgot to mention it properly here: the sequel to Space Captain Smith and perhaps the only SF novel set on a planet devoted to the growing of tea...

God Emperor of Didcot
Tea–a beverage of refreshment, stimulation and, above all else, of Moral Fibre, without which the British Space Empire must surely crumble to leave Earth at the mercy of its enemies. Sixty per cent of the Empire’s tea is grown on one world – Urn, principal planet of the Didcot System. If Earth is to keep fighting, the tea must flow.

When a crazed cult leader overthrows the government of Urn, Isambard Smith and his vaguely competent crew find themselves saddled with new allies: a legion of tea-obsessed settlers, an alarmingly civilised alien horde and a commando unit so elite that it only has five members. Only together can they defeat the self-proclaimed God Emperor of Didcot and confront the true power behind the throne: the sinister legions of the Ghast Empire and Smith’s old enemy, Commander 462.

A storm is brewing!


Reviews/interview:
http://www.emanuelnordrum.com/?p=329
http://walkerofworlds.blogspot.com/2008/09/god-emperor-of-didcot-by-toby-frost.html
http://www.sfsite.com/columns/booknews285.htm

Very silly promotional film:
YouTube - Tea: A Storm Is Brewing

Amazon, Waterstones and that sort of thing!
 

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I've finished GEoD. Excellent book; the blurb is true, it really does have more shoot outs than Bronte and more humour than Hardy.

The comments I read before all said how GEoD was better than SCS. I agree but I cannot put me finger on exactly why. I think Toby is probably more confident about writing his characters in this one and the more detail exposed about them then the funnier they become. The whole premise of the planet Urn and tea giving moral fibre is one that leads to plenty of humour. The M'Laks on their homeworld having turned away from their warrior life is also very amusing.

About to start Wrath of Lemming Men now...
 

Brian G Turner

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Tea–a beverage of refreshment, stimulation and, above all else, of Moral Fibre, without which the British Space Empire must surely crumble to leave Earth at the mercy of its enemies.
This is such a brilliant premise for a book - just trying to decide whether I should indulge and buy now, or await my birthday in a few months. :)
 

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Ha, indulge now and get Wrath of the Lemming Men for your Birthday.
 

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I finished this today. Very funny and very enjoyable. :)
 

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