To mark the arrival of the first collected edition of D’Israeli and Rob William’s Ordinary we’ll be offering a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate!
Ordinary reads like a cross between the X-Men (or Inhumans) and that one speech from Pixar’s The Incredibles. You know the one. How giving everybody extraordinary powers would effectively leave us all unremarkable? Only in the hands of Williams and D’Israeli the consequences are much higher with the human race using their newly acquired powers to settle petty disputes and start wars.
When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it’s seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates a truly horrific point.
The world is tearing itself apart – every trouble spot becomes a monstrous war zone and nuclear Armageddon looms. The plague MUST be cured if humankind is to survive.
The key lies in the blood of the only human being who DIDN’T get powers when the plague hit. A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth.
Giant baseball players, grannies aging in reverse, a talking Grizzly bear. That’s nothing out of the Ordinary!
But what about the bookplate? It’s got everything you could want and more: Ordinary’s protagonist, a broken toilet, and a smoking grizzly bear. Spot on.
Our 200 A6 bookplates have been printed on high quality card and signed by D’Israeli. They’ll be available with the first, you guessed it, 200 copies of Ordinary which will be available in the shop and by mail order. If you’d like a copy popped aside or in the post then drop a line to email@example.com and we can sort that out. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for the rest of the world by request.