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Rock 'N' Roll Babes From Outer Space

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  137 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
What do the three funniest, sexiest aliens in the universe want from Earthlings? Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, of course. Linda Jaivin, who staked her claim as the queen of close encounters with her bestseller Eat Me, introduces an even more eye-popping round of pleasure-seeking escapades with the extraterrestrials extraordinaire in Rock 'n' Roll Babes from Outer Space. L ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published 1996 by The Text Publishing Company
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Apr 05, 2009 Linda added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this at a time when I was hanging out on the pub rock scene in Sydney and everyone was watching X-Files.
Sep 18, 2009 Vicki rated it it was amazing
This book often pops into my head when I am walking down King St in Newtown. It helps me remember a time when Newtown wasn't so trendy and I paid two thirds less rent!!
Aug 07, 2008 Raven rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, favourites, sci-fi
Fantastic! I might be bias because I'm an Aussie who has hung around the places mentioned in the book and I loved the 90's but this book had me hooked by the first few pages.
By page three I had already laughed at some of it and by page six I had decided that I would have to read the rest of Jaivin's book after this one.
It's such a fun, fast paced novel that really packs a punch. The use of slang and innuendo's are hilarious and make for an even more entertaining read. It has a lot of sex, drugs
Fiona Kernaghan
Oct 18, 2013 Fiona Kernaghan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
One of my all time favorite books. A good friend recommended it to me in the late 90's, feeling it would inspire me as a songwriter and musician. Boy, was she right! Linda Jaivin's playful, spunky and sexy tone is a joy to be with and this book is well, just downright FUN. And it did inspire new songs! One in particular from the perspective of one of Rock 'N' Roll Babes' main characters that's perhaps too strange to commercially release but is nevertheless one of my favorite recordings sitting i ...more
Jul 03, 2008 Ola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: one who's just read a depressing book and needs something light and happy before they commit suicide
Recommended to Ola by: mon amie, Baothy
Shelves: light-read, music
Y'know, this book has some of the trippiest sex scenes that I've ever read.

That being said, I liked Rock 'n' Roll Babes from Outer Space. It was a lot of fun to read. Three sexy hybrid Nufonian chicks (half Earthlings) hijack their mothership and land on Austrailia in search of sex, drugs and rock n roll. They perform numerous sexual experiments, form a rock band and acquaint themselves with three slackers of the Newton music scene.

Parts of this novel are ridiculously witty---bound to make a pe
Audrey Hep
Jan 02, 2016 Audrey Hep rated it it was amazing
I think this is the best of Jaivin's work.

It's more accomplished at a literary level that her previous work "Eat Me", and it's more outrageous and vivacious than most of what she's published since then.

The story paints a comic picture of Sydney's inner west during the mid nineties. It's a wild scene where sex and sexuality are the driving forces, with a lot of support from grunge rock and recreational drugs.

Unfortunately in the subsequent decades, the counter-culture of Sydney has been seriousl
Apr 29, 2010 Siegrist rated it liked it
Its funny that the nineties now seem so retro! Looking "filthy" in their animal print minis and leathers, the "babes" of the title come to earth for sex, drugs and rock and roll. Oh and of course to save the world. They steal the headline act from the conflicted "Bosnia" and in the process amusingly and sexilly expose the sexism of a particular type of live music culture as well as a risque antenna or two.
Aug 22, 2007 Craig rated it liked it
How can you ignore a book with a title like this? It's a bitter-sweet tip of the hat to poor taste, but a lot better than I expected. Reminded me a lot of '70s Vonnegut, and parts of it were amazingly amusing. Rock on...
Sep 25, 2012 to_vraki rated it did not like it
Είχα πει πως δεν θα ξανά αφήσω αδιαβαστο βιβλίο, αλλά το παράτησα στις 140 σελίδες. Αν είχα 5χρόνο καθυστερημένο ανιψάκι, θα το είχε γράψει καλύτερα.
Ευθυμία Δεσποτάκη
Ένα Αυστραλιανό υπερθέαμα γεμάτο sex, drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll, που αποτυγχάνει να μιμηθεί ικανοποιητικά τον Ντάγκλας Άνταμς. Αυλαία.
May 13, 2011 Booker added it
I was looking for something escapist in the sci-fi realm with a quirky twist, like quarks, but this is pathetic. First of all the plot is over simplistic and lacks imagination, maybe written for a junior highschool adolescent, ie. over hormonal, reader.. even the jokes and premises are pretty cliché and not able to keep my interest. The only real wisdom I was able to glean from trying to read this trashy attempt at a sci-fi sex romp was this, "ayles" (alien) women have multiple vaginas as oppose ...more
Drei Alien-Frauen landen auf der Erde und kidnappen Exemplare der männlichen Spezies um an/mit ihnen ein paar (sexuelle) Experimente durchzuführen und palavern derweil oder auch zwischendurch mit dem Leser über alle möglichen komischen Dinge, die ihnen auf der Erde so aufgefallen sind.

Bin nicht über Seite 10 herausgekommen, ist mir zu bescheuert und ich frage mich wieso ich das vor ca. 10 Jahren mal gekauft hab (selbst wenn es nur ein Mängelexemplar war). Schon allein der Klappentext hört sich b
Mirko Liang
Wacky, somehow creative, rock (in case it wasn't clear enough) series of events involving aliens and aussies.
I think this is the kind of book the author had a lot of fun writing, much more than the readers would actually have reading.
Not particularly interesting, you just have to go with it - enduring the style in the beginning that almost made me give up - and wait for the last part where it gets slightly better. You can get an additional value if you live(d) in Australia, as you might be fami
Nov 30, 2013 Iznaya rated it it was amazing
I found this book in Waterstones in Dublin, when I had been there a while and needed a touch of home. Feeling a bit like an alien at the time, the book hit the spot, as I was young, vibrant and none of my bits wobbled back then!
It was a great bit of escapism and was well-suited to the era.
I left my copy back in Dublin and bought this copy back home, probably 10 years later and began to read it. I didn't get far - it's like my hotpants; they are a bit dated. However, I would recommend this book
Arax Miltiadous
Nov 21, 2012 Arax Miltiadous rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
μου αρέσουνε πολύ τα βιβλία που διέπονται απο αστείρευτο χιούμορ και έχουν ευφάνταστα σενάρια..
πόση αλήθεια κρύβεται στην φαντασία του καθενός είναι κάτι .. υποκειμενικό!
μετά απο την ανάγνωση αυτού του βιβλίου ξέρεις οτι
κάθε φορά που ξυπνάς μετά από ένα επικό μεθύσι και δεν θυμάσαι τίποτα,
να είσαι σίγουρος πως σε είχαν απαγάγει εξωγήινες ροκ γκομενίτσες με γαλάζιες κεραίες και έκαναν μαζι σου αχαλίνωτο σεξ!!!!
χε χε!
ναι, αξίζει να διαβαστεί !
Isabella Chen
Apr 21, 2011 Isabella Chen rated it really liked it
Shelves: fucking-awesome
Read it when I was 12. My dad bought it for me in fact. I remember it being extremely hiliarious and really different. Erotica that doesn't take itself seriously, with a good measure of toilet humour thrown in. I still remember the story over a decade later.
Mar 24, 2009 Abby rated it did not like it
Recommended to Abby by: others by the author
I loved her first book. This one was just silly. Obviously meant to shock with the sex and drugs part, I really didn't care for any of the characters. Tedious to get through, a real let down.
Jun 24, 2009 J.M. rated it did not like it
I didn't enjoy this at all. All the reviews I read said it was fun and erotic, but I found it dull and boring. I didn't bother to finish it.
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May 08, 2012 Lucas Thorn rated it really liked it
beam me up.
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Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including the new novel The Empress Lover, published in April 2014 and the travel companion Beijing, published in July 2014. Other major publications include the Quarterly Essay: Found in Translation (late 2013), five novels and a novella, a collection of essays (Confessions of an S&M Virgin) and a China memoir (Monkey and the Dragon). Her first nove ...more
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