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Pirates of the Universe by [Terry Bisson]

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From Publishers Weekly

In the six years since the publication of his celebrated satire Voyage to the Red Planet, Bisson has published only short stories?one of which, "Bears Discover Fire," won both a Nebula and a Hugo. Now Bisson has returned, with elan, to the novel to tell the adventures of Space Ranger Gunther ("Gun") Ryder, who is one mission away from the coveted "Pirate of the Universe" title (and permanent resident, with his "best girl" Donna, in a Disney-Windows "live-in theme park"). When Gun returns from an encounter with some "Peteys" (mysterious, unmanned spaceships that have revolutionized Earth's economy), he finds himself entangled in a Kafkaesque conundrum. Unable to access either his money or his e-mail, he moves vulnerably from bureaucrat to administrator, with each encounter more macabre than the last, until he realizes that he and his fugitive cousin must, literally, save the universe. In the hands of a lesser craftsman, this comic-book plotting would dominate, but Bisson's deadpan narrative and dialogue carry the day, as do his laconic and dysfunctional, but very empathetic, characters. Readers will want to root for Gun as he tries to make sense of goings-on, even as they laugh at his creator's sharply satiric observations and cheer his storytelling panache.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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YA?Gunter Glenn, 21st-century Disney-Windows Ranger, is one hunt shy of reaching his life's ambition when he is put on Administrative Hold and stripped of his Ranger braid. His search for justice in a world gone mad takes readers on a wild romp. Business and government are tweaked in this story that weaves science, fantasy, and the indomitability of the human spirit into a page-turning adventure. One bit of 20th-century common knowledge after another is stretched to the absurd while the central thread holds readers' interest. Teens capable of leaving their disbelief parked for a few hours should have a grand time with Gun Glenn.?Barbara Hawkins, Oakton High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00CXYHKOK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ JumperCable Books; 1st edition (May 21, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 21, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 489 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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Formerly ('75-'02) a Kentuckian living in New York,

currently a New Yorker living in California.

Known mostly for SF short stories (Hugo, Nebula awards),

also writes novels, screenplays, comics and non-fiction.

Biographer of Mumia Abu Jamal. Former automechanic,

wrote CAR TALK with 'Click and Clack'. Produced and

edited NO FRILLS Books back in '80s. Completed ST

LEIBOWITZ AND THE WILD HORSE WOMAN for Walter M Miller

estate. Lives in Oakland. Rides a KLR650.

Hosts monthly author reading series in San Francisco (SFinSF).

Edits 'Outspoken Author' series for PM Books.

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