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During her first day, they detect a drifting lifeboat at the edge of their patrol sector. In accordance with the well-know truism that good deeds do not go unpunished, they become unwittingly involved in a massive and dangerous police sting operation as a result.
The main character of this short book is the woman they rescue. Charlene Cortez is mostly human, although she has a whizz-bang cybernetic arm. I'd say more about her but it would be a spoiler, so I won't. Let's just say she has connections with the Galactic Authority Police.
And then there's Igon, an untrustworthy, lovesick robot.
All of the characters are fun, often simply silly. There is nothing profound or insightful about them. They may make you smile, but they won't make you think (to misquote Jethro Tull from Thick as a Brick - a great classic rock album, which has nothing to do with this book).
Rocketship Patrol is a pulp Sci-Fi novella that intentionally parodies the books from the 1950s and 1960s. At 31,000 words (about 100 paperback pages if it were available in paperback, which it's not) it is about a third the length of a regular novel. I picked up a copy during a recent free Kindle promotion and read it the same evening. I noted a few typos, but not many more than I normally find in traditionally published books.
I recommend this for pulp Sci-Fi fans interested in a short, fun read.
Mind you, this is not "hard" science fiction. This is for people who love the action/adventure/humor of writers like Kieth Laumer or Harry Harrison or Douglas Adams. The is pure SF fun with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Sadly, it's the kind of SF that's increasingly hard to find these days. Luckily, J.I. Greco has a track record of consistently delivering the goods. A record which happily continues with Rocketship Patrol. ---Rob Lanning, SFNetcast.com
Has plenty of twists and turns to really make it interesting. Right up to the end you are never sure who is really on which side.
Nice writing by Mr. Greco! Thank you for the wild space ride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just remember the slapstick humor and thrills never cease. It may be 151 pages, but you'll never notice. The story keeps moving and shortly after you've started it is all over. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Thendain
This is a comedic space opera that I purchased because the cover art reminded me of a bad sci-fi movie from the 50s
titled Robot Monster. Read more
It was really lame with not much depth/ shallow/ predictable and because of this it was hard to enjoy that much.Published 19 months ago by ssheley
Totally funny and stupid; I got " the Blockade Run " a a free E Book, and got hooked on this author, Susan Powell, is not the sort of heroine, that you would take home to... Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Oldschool
Why is every futuristic space story ALWAYS assume the same theme of destruction? Isn't it possible if it comes to a future of this planet still having a humanity from earth, people... Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by and tau
There is nothing like the old time Sci-Fi fun. Take the time (you don't really need a lot) and take this fun ride.Published on December 31, 2012 by G. Jack Powell
The blurb is right--it's old fashioned Space Opera, but a highly satirical version of it. That's what makes it hard to review. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by H. S. Miller
Good, old fashioned Science Fiction Fun. Reminds me of the stories in the pulp Sci-Fi mags of 50-60 years ago.Published on September 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
from start to finish, retro fun. Wish there was more adventures. Pure escapism and goofy without being juvenile. Recommended, nice pace.Published on September 6, 2012 by rc