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April 2019 Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy

William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!
By (author): Ian Doescher
9781683690948 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Time Travel Apr 23, 2019
$15.99 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8 x 0.5 in 176 pages Quirk Books
Celebrate Back to the Future with this illustrated adaptation of the cult classic script, retold in Shakespearean verse by the best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents’ destiny…as well as his own. Now fans of the movie can journey back even further—to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This reimagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale.

A scene-by-scene retelling of Back to the Future, as if it were a play written by William Shakespeare.

Written by Ian Doescher, author of the hugely popular Willam Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, which included several NYT best sellers.

Fans of the movie will love the inside jokes; academics and aficionados of the Bard will appreciate the legit Shakespearean content.

Hidden surprises and lingusitic jokes add another level of entertainment. Who knew iambic pentameter could be so funny?

Builds on the huge following established by Willam Shakespeare’s Star Wars online and on social media.

Includes interior illustrations.

Officially licensed by Universal Studios.

Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® and the Pop Shakespeare series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Visit him at

Author Residence: Portland, Oregon

Author Hometown: Portland, Oregon

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Publicity: 5 Market Author Tour (Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA)

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“A weird and wonderful Shakespearean play.”—Paste

“By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own.”—Tor

“Ian Doescher…has done it again…His love for Shakespeare is apparent in this ’80s mashup, an homage that is true to Back to the Future and to the bard.”Geeks of Doom


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