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The Cat Wore Electric Goggles

Ian Hutson
 
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Full Title
The Cat Wore Electric Goggles
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Rated for Readers
Rated PG (not necessarily suitable for children)

Book Description

Twelve mildly amusing fictions in vague science from an old-fashioned English gentleman who believes wholeheartedly in the cast iron foundation of rocket ships, good manners and always firing a warning shot over the heads of any belligerent mob before sending in the memsahib to duff ’em up.

If variety is the spice of life then this collection is a damnably splendid curry of improbable human conditions and improbable human beings. The ingredients include a spot of gentle medieval scifi, proper rocket ships, alien invasion of England, secret government satellites crashing and releasing stockpiled dinosaur DNA, insane Cold War time travel, groovy Victorian orang-utans in space, the televising of England’s first Moon landing, a very rude first contact, young Mr Darwin’s explanation of evolution placed in startling juxtaposition to flora and fauna on a distant planet, one or two maritime ghosts, a terrifying new virus and a detective with a serious career problem. I refrain for obvious reasons from mentioning here the elderly ladies in fur bikinis, and the least said about the Austin-Morris Motor Car Company’s robotic labour relations the better. Suffice it to say that the man from the past isn’t happy, and all’s well that ends well, provided that you’re a whale.

You won’t be a better person for having read this collection, but you will have a very respectable frown and a ruddy good permanently raised eyebrow under which to secure your monocle. Life is such utter nonsense.

Contents

The Cat Wore Electric Goggles
One Saturday, Almost 2,000 Years A.D.
VTC = 1:1 +/- H times ATP
The Improvement Engine
One Small Step for Ma’am, One Giant Leap for Ma’amkind
The Unfortunate Fatal Incident at 7 AU
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
Shall I be Mother?
The Especial Relevance of Cowpats
You fools! You fools! You insensible fools!
The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth
The Almost Omnipresent Omniscient Monks

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The title alone is an attraction and a beginning to fun and hilarious journeys of laughter. I knew immediately that I was in for an entertaining ride. Ian’s collection of short stories are an amazing relaxation and laugh out-alouds. Each and everyone is uniquely laced with Ian's great "English" humor. Highly recommended book/s by Ian Hudson *I received a copy of this book for an honest review.* 

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“The Cat Wore Electric Goggles” by Ian Hutson is an inspired, absurd, hilarious and witty selection of highly amusing short stories. Whether set in space or in the English Countryside, expect the unexpected and enjoy as the nonsensical makes oddly sense. It would be hard to pick a favourite story. I loved Captain Faraday and his cat in space, Mister Stringer and the consequences of choosing the proper water for his tea and the British attempt at travelling to the moon. All of them sparkle with ideas and originality, some louder than others, but all very entertaining. Hutson’s humour is great fun but it has a profound basis in English culture and human nature. It is light-hearted but behind the silliness there lies a mind capable of sharp and true observations. His ability with the English language is superb; his style is elegant, confident and magical. A truly excellent selection, highly recommended. 

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