Synopses & Reviews
Phule is without a doubt the only captain in the Space Legion with his own butler, but Beeker has stuck with him through thick and thin. Which is why it’s incomprehensible to Phule why Beeker has run off-planet without a word—and with Omega Company’s lovely new medic.
Without his right-hand man, Phule has no idea what his left hand is doing. So he takes off after his errant butler, just as General Blitzkrieg decides to make a surprise visit to Zenobia. And the only thing Blitz would like better than catching Phule off guard is to catch Phule AWOL...
“Madcap . . . a welcome send-up of military SF.”—Publishers Weekly
“Hilarious . . . I can’t think of any subgenre of SF that takes itself as seriously as military SF, so it gives me great pleasure to read this broad-handed lampoon.”—Science Fiction Chronicle
“Plenty of odd characters . . . fun!”—Locus
“Light without being frivolous, and displays Asprin’s considerable expertise about fencing and things military, especially leadership.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Reminiscent of M*A*S*H.”—Analog
“A grand mix of common sense, outrageous and hilarious foolishness stirred with a dash of wisdom into a delectable mess to be served with tongue in cheek.”—Kliatt
“Reliably entertaining . . . a fun read, light without being vapid and clever without being heavy-handed. This series is Asprin’s strongest to date, and it’s off to a good start.”—Amazing
“Asprin knows how to make me laugh . . . I suggest you sign up for this particular grand tour of duty.”—Fear
Phule takes off after his mysteriously errant butler, just as General Blitzkrieg decides to make a surprise visit to Zenobia. And the only thing Blitz would like better than catching Phule off guard is to catch Phule AWOL. Original.
About the Author
Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he has written some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War
, The Bug Wars
and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated
stories, Bob is best known for his series: The Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve
; the Phule
novels; and, more recently, the Time Scout
novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves World
anthologies with Lynn Abbey. His most recent collaboration is License Invoked
written with Jody Lynn Nye. It is set in the French Quarter, New Orleans where he currently lives.
Peter J. Heck resides in Brooklyn, New York and is the author of Death on the Mississippi, another Twain mystery. His lifelong interest in Twain was sparked by his own uncanny resemblance to Samuel Clemens.