Shroombot Johnny is running away from a corrupt megacorporation to find stolen magical artifacts of a primeval fungi civilization.
Shroombot Boletus Oppenheimer is a quite unique character, a combination of kindness, power, scientific enthusiasm and technological optimism. His task is to defend his fungi planet using his sharp mind, super armour, natural clairvoyance and other parapsychological oddities and advanced cyber tools.
This is Gary. Gary is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. His mental abilities far exceeding his own expectations, and this fact makes him depressed. Therefore Gary is self-healing by microdosing the most potent tryptamine-bearing mushrooms Psilocybe Azurescens on daily basis.
Captain J.J. Screwnut, Mr. Hootahman and Woowoo Triangle are from terrestrial-mass planet orbiting the pulsar PSR B1257+12.
Little is known about these bearded creatures. They have a hard protective outer layer on their heads which looks like a translucent shell. It is a vitally important evolutionary attachment to the brain. The telepaths are among the most honest living organisms in the galaxy, because all thoughts and mental processes in these shells are visible to others anyway. It means that the telepaths are not real telepaths, but nobody cares.
Two more Enid Blyton’s books were published earlier this year.
Leaves and Mushrooms from Outer Space
A positive review of this book from an Amazon customer:
I am delighted with the Franklin’s Emporium books I have read, The Pet Shop Mystery and The White Lace Gloves. The books are attractively produced and from the first two sentences of each I was hooked, intrigued to discover how the stories unfolded. The personality of Alex comes alive in each adventure, as do the other characters. Fantasy and magic are woven into the tales in a way that is plausible and amusing, while Aleksei Bitskoff’s illustrations enhance Gill Vickery’s superb story-telling. I couldn’t put the books down and am sending copies to my niece and nephew, for I know they will love to read them. We eagerly await the next in the series.
"...Franklin's was a huge art deco department store, built about eighty years ago when Golden Bay was what my mum called, "a playground for the wealthy." Then the town went out of fashion and Franklin's closed down. It was put up for sale and let it out in "units"."
"...Even though it looked like a squashed toad I recognized the scowl. The green dress flapping round the bony shoulders was familiar as well. And the lace gloves on its clenched hands.
This mummy-thing was... "
"...She sat on the bed as if her legs had suddenly turned to jelly and slithered down against the pillows.
"I think I'll have a little nap," she murmured and snuggled up to her pillow like a baby resting against its mum's shoulder."
Mechanical family. Father with his daughter and adopted son Boris. They fly from planet to planet in search of their mother. They have a small spacecraft that constantly breaks down and they have to fix it. They also have a holographic map of several galactic sectors.
Crystalolokatl - troll with phosphorus crystal formations on his back that glow in the darkness.