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The Sheriff of Yrnameer: A Novelby Michael Rubens
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Hailed by Stephen Colbert as a science fiction book your grandmother will love-if she's a lustful, violent lady, this mordant, fast-paced, witty tour of a delightfully improba-ble science fiction world combines The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with The Magnificent Seven.
Our hero, Cole, is having a bad day. His sidekick has run off with his girlfriend. His ride has been disintegrated by an officious traffic robot. And the spaceship he's stolen to escape from a tentacled alien bounty hunter turns out to be filled with freeze-dried orphans. Reluctantly compelled to deliver the de-fenseless, fluid-less children to safety, Cole recruits a support team of humans, aliens, and one friendly-if cognitively challenged-computer. Their destination: the mysterious Yrnameer, thought to be the last untrammeled planet in the galaxy. Imagine their consternation, then, when they arrive to find it threatened by Cole's archenemy, the most infamous outlaw in the cosmos.
Will Cole and his band of men and assorted oth-ers be able to defeat the vicious Runk? Will Yrnameer remain unspoiled and unsponsored (and unpronounceable)? Will the orphans be rehydrated? Get all the answers right here, in a rollicking first out-ing from a new comedic talent.
From the Hardcover edition.
In the aftermath of such challenges as his girlfriend's affair with his sidekick, an officious traffic robot, and a cache of freeze-dried orphans found in his stolen spaceship, Cole recruits a team of humans and aliens to deliver the orphans safely to a mysterious planet where Cole's arch-enemy prepares to ambush them.
In the spirit of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, The Sheriff of Yrnameer is sci-fi comedy at its best--mordant, raucously funny, and a thrillingpage-turner.
Meet Cole: hapless space rogue and part-time smuggler. His sidekick just stole his girlfriend. The galaxy's most hideous and feared bounty hunter wants to lay eggs in hisbrain. And the luxury space yacht Cole just hijacked turns out to be filled with interstellar do-gooders, one especially loathsome stowaway, and a cargo of freeze-dried orphans. Cole gathers a misfit crew for a desperatejourney to the far reaches of the galaxy: the mysterious world of Yrnameer, the very last of the your-name-heres--planets without corporate sponsors. But little does Cole suspect that thislegendary utopia is home to a band of outlaws bent on destroying the planet's tiny, peaceful community.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
MICHAEL RUBENS is a television writer and producer whose credits include Oxygen, the Travel Channel, CNN, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was a field producer. This is his first novel. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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