I think I only just realised this, but every science fiction book is just a regular book with "IN SPACE!" after the title.

Foundation: The Rise And Fall of the Roman Empire... IN SPACE!
Double Star: The Prisoner of Zenda... IN SPACE!
Dune: Lawrence of Arabia... IN SPACE!
also hypothetically works with "... WITH GIANT WORMS!" or "BUT ROBOTS!"
recent PR e-mail I got also included The Princess Bride... IN SPACE!
The Martian: The Farmer's Almanac... IN SPACE!
And of course The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, as we know from Adams, was literally: The Hitchhiker's Guide To Europe... IN SPACE!

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This is a heartfelt plea: publishers, *please* send me and @silviamg your 2021 books or we can't mention them in our book column for the Washington Post.
This has been so befuddling. Other than some generic frontlist PR e-mail from time to time we simply don't get anything.
And even when I specifically ask for titles, I'm told either (from the US) "We don't ship internationally"(!) or (from the UK), "We don't send out books for an American publication"(!).
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"I can make it worth your while, " she said. "They say you're tight with the king."
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In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth and the Mean Streets, down which a man must go.

... As soon as he walked into my office I knew he was trouble.
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The Mr Big of all Mr Bigs.
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Rivers of London, Book 8.

Name's Punch. Full-time puppet, part-time private eye, and ALL trouble. When this dame, Judie, walked into my office I knew she was trouble, I just didn't know how much.
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I stopped listening at that point.
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what shall i do for today's top ten writing tips! ok let's go.
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