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Falling Sideways Paperback – 24 July 2002

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (24 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841491101
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841491103
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.7 x 19.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
  • Customer Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 stars18 customer ratings

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Falling Sideways is Tom Holt's 19th comic-fantasy romp. For a change it leans (sideways, of course) towards the lunatic fringe of science fiction, with unlikely aliens and cloning techniques at the heart of its demented plot. - Nerdish hero David Perkins falls in love with a girl in a painting, Philippa, who was burned as a witch 400 years ago. By amazing coincidence a lock o

The trouble with the cloned Philippa isn't merely that she comes expensive (Honest John asks remarkably little, but that lock of hair was ?15,000). It's that she somehow knows too much about the 21st century and already has a boyfriend who isn't David. Wa - David's rollercoaster adventures continue with police arrest for murder, escape after a one-eyed lawyer gives him (a brand-new ploy) a cake hidden in

Further story convolutions are largely indescribable. Key ingredients include frogspawn, dandruff and (the secret of interstellar travel) white sugar. Soon there's more than one Philippa in circulation. Froggy transformations abound. David makes astonishing discoveries about his true identity and enormous family. Libel lawyers advise us not to quote the Microsoft jokes. - Cheerful silliness in the characteristic Holt style.'

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Falling Sideways is Tom Holt's 19th comic-fantasy romp. For a change it leans (sideways, of course) towards the lunatic fringe of science fiction, with unlikely aliens and cloning techniques at the heart of its demented plot. - Nerdish hero David Perkins falls in love with a girl in a painting, Philippa, who was burned as a witch 400 years ago. By amazing coincidence a lock o

The trouble with the cloned Philippa isn't merely that she comes expensive (Honest John asks remarkably little, but that lock of hair was ?15,000). It's that she somehow knows too much about the 21st century and already has a boyfriend who isn't David. Wa - David's rollercoaster adventures continue with police arrest for murder, escape after a one-eyed lawyer gives him (a brand-new ploy) a cake hidden in

Further story convolutions are largely indescribable. Key ingredients include frogspawn, dandruff and (the secret of interstellar travel) white sugar. Soon there's more than one Philippa in circulation. Froggy transformations abound. David makes astonishing discoveries about his true identity and enormous family. Libel lawyers advise us not to quote the Microsoft jokes. - Cheerful silliness in the characteristic Holt style.'

David Langford, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW

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