- File Size: 1078 KB
- Print Length: 282 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam (June 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008BP8STG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,519,416 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
As the author of dozens of published short stories, Anne E. Johnson has won writing prizes for both children's and adults' short fiction.
Her book-length fiction includes:
THINGS FROM OTHER WORLDS: 15 Alien and Fantasy Stories for Kids.
GREEN LIGHT DELIVERY and BLUE DIAMOND DELIVERY, humorous science fiction novels.
EBENEZER'S LOCKER, paranormal mystery for kids.
TROUBLE AT THE SCRIPTORIUM, medieval mystery for kids.
Anne lives in Brooklyn with her husband, playwright Ken Munch.
Top Customer Reviews
But then, make the confused but earnest hero, Ganpril Webrid, an alien being and put him on various alien worlds, surrounded by a vast array of distinct and distinctive alien creatures. Mix together lots of common motifs - bars, snitches, grifters, booze, robots, cops, gangsters, femmes fatale, hangovers, muggings, and all the other noir and detective staples, but give them all alien and sci-fi flavors and angles. Make sure the hero drinks Valestin-Hundred Proof and eats ground janz on a bun and flirts with babes that have suckers, at least three mouths, and multiple protuberances. Especially make sure the hero comes across as a regular guy with a hidden Philip Marlowe tough guy decency, a slow burn and gumption.
Then make the whole thing funny. Not stupid funny or jokey funny, but smart and snappy funny, with sharp dialogue, snarky robots, dark humor, clever asides and subtle digs, colorful side-kicks, and the hero's constantly engaging and amusing interior dialogue.
That's pretty much what you get here. The writing feels effortless; there isn't a lot of huffing and puffing as the author strains to dot the i's and cross the t's of her complete and perfect imaginary worlds.Read more ›
So good, in fact, that he’s accosted on the street by a mysterious robot. In a hauntingly familiar voice, it “calls” him. At first, Webrid doesn’t know for what. A special delivery, it turns out, of something surreptitiously implanted into his own hairy body.
Thus begins a rollicking journey. I was instantly charmed and increasingly enchanted as Webrid stumbles toward his goal.
For sci-fi authors, the establishment of a story world is a challenge, a balancing act. Too much detail and the story bogs down. Not enough detail and readers give up. In "Green Light Delivery," we receive only the barest of tantalizing clues about what Webrid’s world looks like and how it works. But these details are provided just as they are needed, and we build that world for ourselves, clue by hilarious clue.
For those who like their science fiction with a generous injection of humor, Anne E. Johnson's tale of a mission improbable--though nowhere near impossible--will hit the spot. It's a hilarious and entertaining read.
(This is an excerpt from the review written by me for the New York Journal of Books online website.)
This novel was supplied by the publishers and no remuneration was involved in the writing of this review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just finished Green Light Delivery and really enjoyed it. I was amazed at the foreign world and characters Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dale W. Goodson
I don't know if this was the intent... but this felt like a good version of those adult muppets on the first season of SNL. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Justin Robinson-Prickett
This adult sci-fi book has something for everyone! It is suspenseful, action packed, funny, and has really cool outlandish characters that are both quirky and relate-able! Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by KGrace
I had no idea what to expect with Anne E. Johnson's Green Light Delivery. Wow, was I more than pleasantly surprised. What an original piece. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by The Magnificent Baaaaastard
I loved the book Green Light Delivery. I have read several of Anne E. Johnson's short stories and was so happy to see that she finally had written a book. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Barbara G Lee
I was quickly engulfed in the characters and the story. I found it thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end. Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by morertpal