Now in Horsehead Soup, the horse, Spud and their two mad brain surgeon mates have all woken up in the future only to discover they are exhibits in a Year 2000 theme park. The first book is not horsy, a horse appears as an important character in books two and three, although be warned: do not expect traditional horse stories here - these are extremely off-beat! Also you may need to read this to make sense of the other books! In Horsehead Boy Spud was a brain in a vat, until he stole someone else's body. History was never this weird!! Collector's Info: Unfortunately the books are hard to find. History was never this weird!! Amongst his works are a series featuring a horse - probably the weirdest stories you will ever read with an equine character - not true horse stories perhaps, but worth a mention for the sheer oddness! Horsehead Series: Humourous teen fantasy series. . Although initially unsuccessful as a novelist he eventually found popularity and acclaim as a writer of young adult fiction, in particular science fiction.
A few copies are available in Australia, but they are almost impossible to find elsewhere. Despite suffering from dyslexia he graduated with an honours degree from Monash University, worked as a teacher and lecturer and began writing novels. When Bluey's dodgy mates turn up they plan to kidnap Spud and place his brain in the body of a racehorse called Staxa Fun, so enabling them to win a race and make lots of money. May possibly also be available from the author's website. Rory Barnes Rory Barnes Australian author.
He has his own website where you can find a lot more info about his books and life. But when Spud and the horse fell into a tank of liquid nitrogen they were frozen solid for years and years. Rory Barnes has also written adult fiction, non-fiction and co-authored a number of books with Damien Broderick. Included here for clarity, and for those who like to read series in order. In Horsehead Man he took a human horse to the racetrack and caused total chaos. When they wake up in the future from their cryogenic sleep, they find they are now exhibits in a theme park! But when Spud and the horse fell into a tank of liquid nitrogen they were frozen solid for years and years. For fans of sci-fi or quirky stories only.
Born in London, England in 1946 but almost immediately his family moved first to Rhodesia, then Sydney, and he has lived in Australia for most of his life and become an Australian national. Now in Horsehead Soup, the horse, Spud and their two mad brain surgeon mates have all woken up in the future only to discover they are exhibits in a Year 2000 theme park. But after a terrible accident he is 'rescued' by two mad young brain surgeons, Rachael and Gazza, and ends up as a brain in a vat! In Horsehead Man he took a human horse to the racetrack and caused total chaos. Despite this setback, he doesn't let life get him down and sets out to solve the problem of Rachael's chequered love life. .
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