How to Buy a Planet
by D.A. Holdsworth
It’s the Year 2024. Drowning in debt following the pandemic and facing ruin, the world’s leaders have taken the only logical decision.
They’ve sold the planet.
When Toby, a penniless student, and his two new flatmates find out one morning on TV, they’re surprised to find the Earth’s new alien owners are staggeringly cute and bring the promise of a debt-free future. They’re just getting ready to celebrate along with the rest of the world, when a chance encounter with a mysterious professor reveals the truth. And there’s a glitch: the Earth is about to be destroyed.
Fresh, fun and fast-paced, How to Buy a Planet is the unforgettable tale of three students on an impossible quest to beat the system. If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, or sci-fi hero, Doctor Who, this is the must-read novel of 2022.
SHORTLISTED for The Selfies Book Award 2021.
Category: Science Fiction – Adventure
The Zoo of Intelligent Animals
by D.A. Holdsworth
Year of the Silver Jubilee, the Sex Pistols – and a spate of unexplained disappearances from across the academic world.
Elizabeth Belfort, a young agent with a high-flying career and a low-flying marriage, is urgently dispatched to bring in an elusive government informant.
But she soon finds herself drawn into the mysterious world of this informant and his family as they embark on a rescue mission. New horizons and new loves start to overturn her well-ordered life. Before long, she is travelling across galaxies to confront an alien race, who’ve taken a special interest in planet Earth and its primary intelligent species. They’ve even made a special home for some of them.
In a zoo.
Fast-paced, thrilling and inventive, this is the prequel to the bestselling ‘How to Buy a Planet’. Perfect for fans of Matt Haig, Neil Gaiman, or Douglas Adams.