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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Salvo Press (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930486790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930486799
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,768,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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DiLouie (Paranoia) flavors Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King with a dash of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War to create this rollicking military SF farce. Lawrence Dobbs and Timothy Muldoon are long-service NCOs in the Colonial Marines—very long service, over 800 years. They're the kind of men who can conquer a planet all by themselves, but times have changed, and it's just not the same Federation they signed up for. When they hear of a world where the natives have discovered the secret alchemical formula for gold, they gather up a team and make plans to rob the place blind. DiLouie spices up Dobbs and Muldoon's adventures with loony ideas, from a computer virus that plays dice games with fate to a doomsday machine containing the maniacal consciousness of the last emperor of planet Xerxes. Fans of humorous science fiction will find plenty to enjoy in this time-traveling, galaxy-crossing romp. (May)
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More About the Author

Craig DiLouie is the author of SUFFER THE CHILDREN (Simon & Schuster, May 2014) and the bestselling zombie novels TOOTH AND NAIL (START/Salvo Press, April 2010), THE INFECTION (Permuted Press, February 2011) and its sequel THE KILLING FLOOR (Permuted Press, April 2012). He has also authored THE GREAT PLANET ROBBERY, a military sci-fi comedy, and PARANOIA, a psychological thriller. As a technical writer, he has also written several non-fiction books about lighting and electrical design. Craig blogs about apocalyptic and horror books and films regularly at

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. McCurdy on September 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
What an enjoyable romp! Travel through light years of tongue-in-cheek humor and adventure with Dobbs and Muldoon, the heroic (sort-of) colonial marines at the center of this wonderful new science fiction novel about the ultimate heist. Reminiscent of Heinlein and Harrison, DiLouie's writing makes for an easy and enjoyable read as he drops you into strange new worlds peopled by strange new creatures (where can I find my very own Crickets?) with situations that make you laugh out loud. Strongly recommend making this part of your sci-fi collection!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Who's to say they can't? Adventurers Dobbs and Muldoon have a get rich quick scheme that they are sure will work - robbing an entire planet. "The Great Planet Robbery" is author Craig DiLouie's third novel alongside his dozens of other prolific accomplishments tells the story of two friends following an old map to a planet that is supposedly rich with gold - and maybe far more than that. No one had ever said it would be easy for them, as there are those who would protest to the pillaging of their home world. "The Great Planet Robbery" is highly recommended to science fiction fans everywhere and deserves a place on community library sci-fi shelves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Dustin on January 6, 2011
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I enjoyed this novel from Craig DiLouie completely. If you have read Craig's "Tooth and Nail" then I think you will enjoy this even though it's not of the zombie genre. Both are great reads. I am greatly looking forward to Craig's future writing. In the meantime I will likely go back and give both of these a reread as once I began it was difficult to put either down. For me that's the evidence of a good novel when you a while later are ready to go back and read it again. The Great Planet Robbery does owe more than a bit of credit to Kipling but it does stand on it's own as well. In both books the main characters are military and he gets the feel and sense of that right something too many authors miss or can't be bothered with. Not here though. Thanks Craig and keep them coming!
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