Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey

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Caught in the crossfire of an interstellar war, our Earth was bombed to flinders-and then repaired. The mysterious alien Benefactors who healed the planet also offered "uplift" to our dolphins and gorillas. The dolphins turned them down. The gorillas said yes. As a result, we're now sharing our world with language-using, tool-making simians. Tensions are inevitable, in both directions, but it's gradually working out. Decades later, young Robin Plotnik has been assigned to Fist of Earth, a defence station high above Earth, keeping watch against further attacks by the interstellar Horde. Robin's a spacecraft mechanic-in-training, apprenticed to Chief "Mac" Gimbensky, a cranky but benign gorilla with issues of his own. Fist of Earth is a challenging place. Robin and Mac maintain fighter craft for the all-woman "Barbarian Squadron", which competes for prestige with the other squadrons. Robin's trying to romance a young librarian, and he's far from sure he knows what he's doing. Most of all, he's constantly struggling to figure out his moody, mercurial boss. Then he and his friend become entangled in a scandal over betting on the squadrons' standings.
And just when things look like they've hit bottom, the worst thing imaginable arrives at Fist of Earth: an efficiency expert from Earth!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 185.4 x 256.5 x 27.9mm | 907.2g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full graphics throughout
  • 0765313251
  • 9780765313256

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"Believable characters, good writing, humor and excitement. Who could ask for more?"--Trina Robbins
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About Tim Eldred

Author and artist Tim Eldred lives in San Diego, California.
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