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THE YEAR IS 2509 AND EARTH IS A RATHER POLLUTED BLUE DOT THAT SUFFERS FROM GLOBAL WARMING, OVERPOPULATION AND NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE USING DEODORANT. Blake Carter, star agent with the Planetary Bureau of Investigation, isn't having a good day. First he's beaten up by a bunch of religious zealots, and then he's assigned a robot-sorry, cyborg-as his new partner, right before his ex-wife calls to tell him his daughter has gone missing. His car keeps criticising his driving, and finally, to top things off, the world is held to ransom by his nemesis, evil genius Bartholomew Badde. Can things get any worse? Yes! PRAISE FOR DARRELL PITT AND A TOASTER ON MARS 'A laugh-out-loud and thoroughly enjoyable read!' Melanie Nemer, president of Austrek '4.23657 toasters out of 5.' Dallas Jones, Doctor Who Club of Australia
Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is the author of A Toaster on Mars and the Jack Mason Adventures, a series of five novels including The Firebird Mystery (a Notable book in the 2015 CBCA awards) and, most recently, The Lost Sword. He lives in Melbourne.
Short-listed for Russell Prize for Humour Writing 2017 (Australia).