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Hal Spacejock
$14.95
Paperback
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Jan.09.2005
  • 9781920731892

Simon gives an overview of the book:

An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save his ship. An ageing robot is trusted with a midnight landing in a deserted field. And a desperate businessman is prepared to sacrifice both of them to get what he wants... Combining relentless action with non-stop laughs, Hal Spacejock explodes onto the science fiction scene with the subtlety of a meteor strike and the hushed reverence of a used car salesman.
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An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save his ship. An ageing robot is trusted with a midnight landing in a deserted field. And a desperate businessman is prepared to sacrifice both of them to get what he wants...

Combining relentless action with non-stop laughs, Hal Spacejock explodes onto the science fiction scene with the subtlety of a meteor strike and the hushed reverence of a used car salesman.

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Hal glanced round at the fugitives, then jerked his thumb at the taller, bronze robot. 'You can be Clyde, and he can be Albion.'
  'I think that's Bonnie,' said the shorter robot, in a deep voice.
  Hal looked pleased. 'I'm glad you like it. My name's Hal, by the way. Hal Spacejock.'

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About Simon

Simon Haynes is the author of four Hal Spacejock novels, a number of articles on writing and publishing, and several short stories, one of which collected an Aurealis Award in 2001. He divides his time between writing fiction and computer software, with the occasional round...

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Published Reviews

Jan.14.2008

I started reading and before I knew it, a few hours later, I was almost done with the book! Yes, I’m a fast reader…but I was hooked from the start.

Jan.14.2008

In the best/worst tradition of anti-hero stories like Red Dwarf, The Brittas Empire and Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em, this may at first engender fascinated annoyance. It is best to...