Dismiss Notice
Alien Soup is a free community for fans of science-fiction, horror, & fantasy! Everybody is welcome here.

Mothership by John Brosnan

Discussion in 'Books' started by neary, Sep 3, 2011.

Tags:
  1. neary

    neary Scout

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Location:
    uk
    Recently i had a few hours in dublin on my way elsewhere, and i found myself without something to read for the coming journey, so i had a walk around looking for a book. I found myself at a small second hand bookshop in a back street. Firstly i looked through the Irish literature to see if anything piqued my interest, but to no avail. Finally i was drawn to the cheap book bucket and there i discovered Mothership by John Brosnan. I have to admit i read most of it in my 3 hour wait at Dublin airport, and i have to say i loved the book, very quirky and funny, I would recommend it to anyone.

    As it happens the book finishes with the possibility of a sequel, so i researched it on the internet, and to my surprise i found that the author unfortunately had died in 2005much to my disappointment, however just before he died he had completed the sequel called Return to the Mothership. Now as far as i know it is complete and was slated for publication, but was never released.

    Does anybody know anything about this book? will it ever get published or if there has been a small run somewhere as I have to read this.

    Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance
     
  2. BUCKSKIN

    BUCKSKIN Cadet

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    auckland, new zealand
    yeah i'd be interested too..just read mothership in auckland , nz....very quirky. Love to know if there is a published sequel. cheers!
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    England
    A quick google has conversations about when it'll come out, but then I found two book stores purporting to sell it:

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Mothership-Awakening-John-Brosnan/9780575075979

    http://www.abebooks.com/9780575075979/Mothership-Awakening-Story-Continues-Brosnan-057507597X/plp

    Product Details
    ISBN-13: 9780575075962
    Publisher: Gardners Books
    Publication date: 10/20/2007

    also:

    Media: Hardcover Book
    Publication Date: Oct. 1st, 2011
    Publisher: Gollancz
    ISBN-10: 0575075961
    ISBN-13: 9780575075962
     
  4. neary

    neary Scout

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Location:
    uk
    Thanks for that Tim, one says 2013 and one says 2007, but fingers crossed it will get published, i really appreciate it mate
     
  5. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Location:
    England
    Ooh, I had three shops open and must have copy and pasted in the details for the 2011 hardback edition, but given the link to the 2013 paperback one (which incidentally, has the same ISBN as the 2007 listing)

    I wonder if none of the links are accurate, and that you'd be unable to buy the new book from any of them after all.......keep on waiting I guess, or contact the publishers yourself, using links to numerous bookstores purporting to sell copies to back up your query, so it has more chance of a reply.
     
  6. neary

    neary Scout

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Location:
    uk
    i actually did contact the publishers but alas no reply, fingers are still crossed though!
     

Share This Page