Short Comedy Science Fiction story Review – Steve Palmer – Gasoline Alley

Photo taken by me - Manchester Peace Garden statue
Preston, England
April 12, 2016 11:18am CST
Manchester Speculative Fiction’s Revolutions Anthology 2015 Spoiler alerts By far the funniest story in a generally dark collection of Manchester based future tales. Manchester people like me, known as Mancunians, or Mancs, are noted for rivalry with citizens of nearby Liverpool, known colloquially as Scousers, mostly rooted in passions over football teams. Palmer envisages this feud erupting into total civil war which two Manc cops try to bring to an end through a madcap strategy involving blowing up the Manchester Ship Canal. Deeply deliciously silly with a hero called Perceptival Rhoobarb – great fun. Arthur Chappell
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Apr 16
Is pro cyclist Mark Cavendish from Manchester That you're aware of? His nickname is the Manx Missile.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 looked up his details. He is from The Ile Of Man, not Manchester
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Apr 16
@arthurchappell - Ah. When you referenced Mancs, I just figured he might be from Manchester. Hope your mum is doing OK.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 my mum is ok at present thanks - Isle of Man people are Manx rather than Mancs
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
I take it that he is a local comedian?
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@Asylum a local writer
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
@arthurchappell That will explain why I have not heard of him.
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• Preston, England
12 Apr 16
@Asylum the authors in the book are all new writers
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@1hopefulman (25988)
• Canada
12 Apr 16
I like comedies and love to laugh. Thanks for the review!
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