James Bishop was the runner up in the 2016 ITV Lorraine's Top Tales competition. Inspired to write a comic-book style superhero book by his vast collection of comic books and by the birth of his newborn baby, James set to work writing about a boy with a rare superpower - Iguana Boy was born.
September 2018 Book of the Month | Think you know super-hero stories? Think again! Dylan, aka Iguana Boy, has an unusual super-power – he can talk to iguanas. Despite the derision of his superhero siblings, he’s already managed to save the world once (detailed in book one of the series) and therefore has a place at Superhero HQ. It’s not quite what he’d hoped for, then he’s put in charge of a special superhero team, the CITD no less… Even though that actually stands for Cats in Trees Department, Dylan and his band – including his five iguana sidekicks – manage to foil a criminal mastermind. Absurd situations and a range of fabulously comic characters, both human and reptile, put this at the top of the superhero comedy tree, with regular, very funny cartoon strips adding to the enjoyment.
In a nutshell: can one boy and four iguanas save the world? You betcha There might be a lot of superhero books around at the moment, but Iguana Boy proves that there’s plenty of wear yet in the genre’s cape, and a real twang to its underpants elastic! Dylan has given up on developing a superpower – particularly annoying as both brother and sister have one – when suddenly he discovers he can talk to his pet iguana, Paul, and indeed to all iguanas. It might not be the most obvious superpower, but when the Platypus Kid launches a bid for world domination, Iguana Boy is there to take her on. Dylan and his band of iguana sidekicks make great central characters and the story is told in a fun mix of text and tongue-in-cheek comic strip. Daft, original, funny and full of surprises, Iguana Boy is a real treat. Shelve next to My Brother is a Superhero, Hamish and the Worldstoppers and Kid Normal. ~ Andrea Reece
In a world where curiosity and wonder are stifled in the name of greater security, and the Sabet computer corporation dominates the industry, an unlikely hero emerges. Michael discovers a secret that his grandfather left for him, and as he delves deeper and deeper into the mysterious gift, he is drawn into a world of technology he never imagined. With the help of Atilla, an artificial intelligence training system, Michael battles for freedom of information, open-source operating systems, and curiosity. James Bishop's fourth book b1tM0NK imagines a world where our current technology and legal system could take us, and warns us of the pitfalls of exchanging freedom for security. While hackers around the world are being criminalized, James Bishop imagines a world in which the hacker is the hero.
It's Christmas time in Pinehurst, Kentucky. The town is preparing for the annual Christmas Festival, when an unexpected visitor arrives, saving a child who falls into the river. Josh seems to have some remarkable abilities, including stretching wood and multiplying food. But he is also changing some of the residents. Everyone sees Josh differently, from the local sheriff who believes he is an escaped parolee, to his landlady who sees a resemblance to her late husband. Is he a Christmas miracle, an alien, or just a trouble-maker? James Bishop's new book The Dissident is a deep look into how we view ourselves, others around us, and reality itself.
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