GREMLINS, GO HOME! by Gordon & Ben Bova Dickson


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Just before the big Mars shot Cape Kennedy is invaded by an international troop of Gremlins -- led by the leprechaunish Baneen and the ""humbre"" engineer O'Rigami (also a master paper folder) -- who persuade young Rolf, against the advice of his talking dog Mr. Sheperton, to help them return to their home planet of Gremla. Rolf manages to attach the gremlin space kite to the Mars rocket, but by blast-off time he begins to realize that mankind and the gremlins really need each other and summons up the strength of soul necessary to pass the gremlins' ultimate moral test (last performed by a boy named Arthur) by removing the Great Corkscrew of Gremla from its ease. Too much depends on sight gags and silly accents, but Rolf -- with one foot in the space program, the other in a gremlinish fantasyland and his head full of concern for ecology -- ought to pick up his share of casual followers.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1974
Publisher: St. Martin's Press