Dave Barry Plugs ‘Amish Vampires In Space’

“If you read only one book on this topic this year, make it this one.”
on Oct 16, 2013 · 3 comments

cover_amishvampiresinspaceHumor columnist Dave Barry may no longer be writing humor columns for the Miami Herald. But he still blogs sporadically, most recently about a certain silly-titled but straight sci-fi novel featured at SpecFaith.1


Amish Vampires in Space

(Thanks to wiredog)

That’s it. So one might doubt we’ll see a future printing of AViS with a front-page endorsement from Barry as an actual reader. But it’s enough to start a nice long conversation among readers who would ordinarily not know of this/these genre(s).
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  1. bainespal says:

    I wonder what he means by “this topic.”

    • Pretty sure the topic he’s referencing is that of Amish vampires in space. It’s a humorous plug because Amish Vampires in Space is the only book ever written about Amish vampires in space.

      And now it’s not funny anymore, because I just explained it. Sorry.

  2. It’s a joke. If, for example, a political book comes out, people may say, “If you read only one book on politics this year, make it this one.”

    And so, here Dave Barry is saying, “If you read only one book on [Amish vampires in space] this year, make it this one.” Because, you know, it’s the only book on Amish vampires in space.

    Likely enough Barry will never read the book.

What say you?