There is big and evil magic abroad upon the face of the Earth. History has been changed. The Germans have won WWII. America is a nuclear wasteland. And worst of all, the breakfast menu at The Wife's Legs Café in Brentford is serving Bratwurst rather than the proper big boys' British banger. Something is Not Right. And when the world's all wrong and it needs setting right, who're you gonna call?
Hugo Rune, that's who. A man who offers the world his genius, and asks only, in return, that the world cover his expenses.
And so, with the aid of his faithful acolyte and companion Rizla, the guru's guru, also known as the hokus bloke, the Lad Himself and the Retromancer*, sets out to rewrite history the way it should be. Together they return to war-torn London, to solve the twelve cosmic conundra based on Hugo Rune's personal tarot deck, each one leading them closer to a final terrifying confrontation.
They must match their wits against beautiful spies, advanced alien technology, killer robots and death rays, do battle with an ancient god, and come face to face once more with Hugo Rune's arch-enemy, the sinister Count Otto Black, all the while finding time to drink ale, talk the toot and dine out in some of London's swankiest eateries. Without ever paying the bill.
First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Gollancz. The Orion Publishing Group Ltd Orion House.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. There is big and evil magic abroad upon the face of the Earth. History has been changed. The Germans have won WWII. America is a nuclear wasteland.
What I did not know, however, was that Retromancer is apparently the ninth book of Robert Rankin's "Brentford Trilogy," a comic i/what-have-you series (called "far-fetch fiction" by the author, to allow him his own shelf in bookstores) that has obviously surpassed Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as "Longest Comic Trilogy By A. British Author. But my library didn't have many other books by Rankin, so I decided to stick with this one.
I’m sure I just missed something. I looked up at Hugo Rune. The Magus seemed to stare, but not to see. ‘Are you all right, Mr Rune?’. I asked him. ‘Was that really you that we met?’. me in a possible future. Hugo Rune shook his head. But a real future, surely?’. Because that was the you who appeared to me during our first case and warned me to beware of the number twenty-seven. And that is what concerns me,’ said Himself. Without that future me warning you, we would surely be dead
Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books.
Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. He is the author of The Brentford Trilogy (5 books), The Armageddon Quartet (3 books) and many more.
Robert Fleming Rankin (born 27 July 1949) is a prolific British author of comedic fantasy novels
Robert Fleming Rankin (born 27 July 1949) is a prolific British author of comedic fantasy novels. Born in Parsons Green, London, he started writing in the late 1970s, and first entered the bestsellers lists with Snuff Fiction in 1999, by which time his previous eighteen books had sold around one million copies. His books are a mix of science fiction, fantasy, the occult, urban legends, running gags, metafiction, steampunk and outrageous characters.
Author: Robert Rankin. When the world’s all wrong and it needs setting right, who’re you gonna call?
Author: Robert Rankin. When the world’s all wrong and it needs setting right, who’re you gonna call? Hugo Rune, of course: a man who offers the world his genius, and asks only, in return, that the world cover his expenses! Contents.
Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales. The Morning Star describes him as 'The Master of Silliness', and his publisher describes him as The Master of Far Fetched Fiction. He is the author of more than thirty novels, of which he has sold millions of copies, and he is published - and making people laugh - around the world. Despite his remarkable publishing success, Robert has never taken himself too seriously.
Самая большая электронная читалка рунета. Поиск книг и журналов. Retromancer (Rankin Robert). Robert Rankin Retromancer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60. 61 62 63 64 65 66 Robert Rankin. 7. I did not faint this time.