- 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: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,748,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 17 months ago by Justin Robinson-Prickett
Told from Wegrid's point of view, this is a witty narrative. Its sharp retorts, comical situations, and zany characters--from Wegrid himself to the many-armed, sun ray-like... Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Toni V. Sweeney
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
Anne E. Johnson's new book, "Green Light Delivery," is a terrific blend of adventure and humor. The characters are engaging and memorable, and Johnson has the ability to place us... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Dan Wolpe