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Dead Pan and Joe Progress

Dead Pan and Joe Progress is now available as a regular paperback, 5.99 plus delivery, from New Generation Publishing.

Currently you can't buy it through Amazon, though that may change.

A satire on celebrity and genetic modification. The god Pan comes to Earth and because of his goats' legs is mistaken for a genetically modified organism. He becomes famous, appears on a couple of TV shows, and tries to remember that his original reason for coming to Earth is to thwart the intentions of his rival Joe Progress, a thoroughly modern deity. Unfortunately, a big genetics company has the patent on any mix of goat and human genes.

The opening was ranked in the top five on the peer review site YouWriteOn.com. The entire book is free to download. It's now available in new formats.

  • PDF, 360 kB. Use the Save option in your PDF reader to save the file to your hard drive. This is a 'tagged' PDF allowing text reflow in some handheld devices.
  • Word Doc, 350 kB. In Word 6 for compatibility with older machines.
  • Plain Text, 290 kB. Save and then re-open (or use wordwrap) to view the file without it running off the edge of your screen. The text is in UTF-8 for easy conversion to handheld formats, viewing on iPhones etc..

Formats for mobile devices are availeble on the Tinhat Dead Pan page, including .prc for Mobipocket and Amazon Kindle, .lit for Microsoft Reader, and the new .epub format. The page also includes links to the entire novel in XHTML for viewing in a web browser.

If you have an old version of Pan and Progress, split into two parts, you can find any missing parts here.


First chapter as a web page.

Second chapter as a web page.

This book was first published on the Web in 2006. The author (me!) retains copyright and the book should not be republished in any way.

Email me at ajs@foxglove.co.uk with comments, suggestions and queries. This address changes periodically, just to keep spammers on their toes.

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