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Rebecca's World: Journey to the Forbidden Planet

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Soft cover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. As New. See scans and description.New York: Condé Nast / Details, 1999. The January,1999 issue of Details Magazine - the First Annual Lingerie Issue - with Rebecca Romijn on the cover, and, of course, inside. Any early issue under the Condé Nast era of this male-interests magazine. Large Quarto, glossy illustrated perfect-bound wraps, 116 pp. As New; one may not be able to call such a vintage periodical new, but this is pretty darned close. No salient flaws of any kind to call out. Now in sealed storage, on premises. A very scarce issue in this condition of the long-lived men's fashion and topical magazine, with the expected high level photography and fashion/style/celebrity journalism. Scarce Rebecca Romijn cover, too. In addition to her, some of the many other foci are:Laetitia Casta; Addicted to Sex; Blood Sport; Mug Me Tender; Metallica; World's Scariest Knife; Anka; Lauryn Hill; a lot more. Collectible genre issue from one of the most skilled publishers in it. See all scans. Ships in a sturdy, new, protective box - not a bag. LPR40. For better and for worse, Rebecca’s World clearly draws heavily on these experiences. The titular lead character is a sparky young girl, bored to tears during a school holiday in her sprawling country home. She has an unmistakably Edwardian quality – clearly reinforced by the book’s interior illustrations – although there’s also a single, slightly surprising reference to her once watching television. Perhaps a leftover from a previous draft? Either way, after unwisely dabbling with her father’s gigantic astral telescope, she finds herself transported across the universe to a decidedly unusual – and curiously unnamed –“Forbidden Planet”. UPDATE: Thanks to ‘Joe Dredd’ on the Roobarb’s TV forum for pointing out the Rebecca was, in fact, the name of Terry Nation’s daughter. And to Chris Orton, who added that she also lent her name to the character of Rebec in Nation’s 1983 Doctor Who story, Planet of the Daleks.

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At this stage, Nation’s influences become clearly apparent: we’re essentially thrown into a Milligan-esque reworking of The Wizard of Oz. Rebecca discovers that the planet is in thrall to the dastardly Mister Glister, a debonair tyrant with the sartorial tastes of Liberace. Glister keeps the population subjugated by controlling – and charging for – access to shelters that will protect them from the murderous GHOSTS that are roaming the planet’s surface; and yes, the capitals are Nation’s, and are used throughout. Keen to become an unlikely hero on her new home world, Rebecca teams up with three lovable local misfits and embarks on a lengthy quest across the planet’s surface to liberate the cowering populace.

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