Gambling with Galaxies
"If you want a swashbuckling story of the spaceways, with romance and humour, this is it.. Jale is the charismatic captain of the space hearse "Rigor Mortis," ably assisted by his first mate who is an android version of Sherlock Holmes. This surrealistic pair have, however, a very practical job: find who is decimating the Milky Way with the dread disease CLAG. This kills by simply exploding its victims. The plot curdles when our two heroes discover a pretty stowaway, Pippin, who forsakes her beloved garden to go careening across the Galaxy with Jale. This reviewer likes to be entertained, and the book certainly does that. The storyline is fast-paced and funny, but occasionally the characters cast psychological shadows on it from their troubles pasts. Nevertheless, it is hard not to identify with Jale, Sherlock and Pippin as they struggle against massive odds to protect the people of the Milky Way from the ravages of the CLAG disease. Better is that you get a drink and ride along in the "Rigor Mortis" as it gambles and gambols among the galaxies.." -Isaac Asinine "(Times of Trantor)"
- Paperback | 238 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
- 03 Nov 2011
- Vantage Press
- United States
About Paul S Wesson
Professor Paul S. Wesson lives a double life. As a Cambridge-educated astronomer, he writes articles and books on cosmology which are loaded with boring equations. As a normal person and non-geek, he writes science-fiction books in the manner of Marx (Groucho not Karl). Told that he would only be famous after his death, he has issued a fatwa against himself, and is never sure when the assasin's bullet will strike.