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Edward M. Grant
March 24th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Here's a weird one. As a teenager I read a book that someone at school recommended to me as the worst SF novel they'd ever seen. The basic plot was that the Moon crashed into Earth and the protagonist was a chicken farmer trying to survive the aftermath.


I'm not sure I'd like to read it again, but I would like to know it exists and I'm not hallucinating. I had a feeling it might be a Lionel Fanthorpe, but I can't find anything similar which is blamed on him.

I remember it was fairly old at the time so I'd guess it was from the 60s, but it could have been 70s.

Jim diGriz
March 25th, 2012, 04:52 PM
"The Hopkins Manuscript" by R. C. Sheriff. It was actually first published way back in 1939. I'm not sure that it's fair to call it a bad sci-fi novel as it's not really sci-fi at all, it's a social examination of the British people.

Edward M. Grant
March 25th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Thank you, that looks like the one! I thought I'd never manage to track it down. From the reviews online it would appear to be better than I remembered :).