Drunk on All Your Strange New Words

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Lydia works as a translator for Fritz, the Cultural Attaché to Earth from the planet Logia. The human translators process English into Logi for their employers through thought. The side effect of the work has the same impact on the human body as alcohol, leaving the translators feeling drunk. Lydia woke after a grueling evening of translating remembering nothing. She becomes the primary suspect when her boss is found murdered. Lydia receives some unlikely help as she tries to clear her name.

Drunk on All Your Strange New Words is the latest novel by British comedic writer Eddie Robson. This sci-fi whodunnit is outlandish and fun. Robson, a scriptwriter for radio and television projects including many “Dr. Who” episodes, is no stranger to the weird. His characters – all perpetually lost, even the humans – add to the surreal scenes that make up this book. Although other authors have written about the subject of alien translators, none has done it with Robson’s absurd flair. Throughout the book, Robson showcases situations and dialogue that are dryly humorous to LOL funny. This offbeat, far-out extraterrestrial crime drama will leave readers thirsty for more.


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Author Eddie Robson
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Tordotcom
Publish Date 28-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781250807342
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Issue July 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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