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Grease Monkey

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Publisher Comments:

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, were now sharing our world with language-using, tool-making simians. Tensions are inevitable, in both directions, but its gradually working out.

 

Decades later, teenage cadet Robin Plotnik has been assigned to Fist of Earth, a defense station high above Earth, keeping watch against further attacks by the interstellar Horde. Robins a spacecraft mechanic-in-training, apprenticed to Chief “Mac” Gimbensky, a cranky but basically benign gorilla with issues of his own.

 

Fist of Earth is a challenging place to grow up. Robin and Mac maintain fighter craft for the all-woman “Barbarian Squadron”, which constantly competes for prestige with the other squadrons based on Fist of Earth. Robins trying to romance a young librarian, and hes far from sure he knows what hes doing. Most of all, hes constantly struggling to figure out his moody, mercurial boss.

 

Then he and his best friend become entangled in a burgeoning scandal over betting on the squadrons standings. And just when things look like theyve hit rock bottom, the worst thing imaginable arrives at Fist of Earth: an efficiency expert from Earth, determined to reorganize Robins hard-won life, and the whole squadron system, out of existence.

 

Fresh and engaging, crammed with likeable characters and science-fictional inventiveness, Grease Monkey is like a classic “Heinlein juvenile” in sequential-art mode.

 

Introduction by Kurt Busiek, author of Astro City

Synopsis:

A tale of growing up in orbit

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765313263
Author:
Eldred, Tim
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Space stations
Subject:
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080219
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.735 in 1.625 lb

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