Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1
On Sale: October 30, 2018
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In his hilarious new sci-fi series, Jim C. Hines
introduces the unlikely heroes that may just save the
galaxy: a crew of space janitors.
The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing
alliance of sentient species. However, they happened to
arrive after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet,
turned the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals,
and basically destroyed human civilization. You know—your
The Krakau’s first impulse was to turn around and go home.
(After all, it’s hard to have diplomatic relations with
mindless savages who eat your diplomats.) Their second
impulse was to try to fix us. Now, a century later, human
beings might not be what they once were, but at least
they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly.
Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a
human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship
Pufferfish, she’s in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and
Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack wipes out the
Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to
their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with
their minds intact.
Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling
crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her team of
space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship as well as
anyone, but flying the damn thing is another matter.
As they struggle to keep the Pufferfish functioning and find
a cure for their crew, they stumble onto a conspiracy that
could threaten the entire alliance… a conspiracy born from
the truth of what happened on Earth all those years ago.
Jim C. Hines has proven himself a master of humorous fantasy
with his Jig the Goblin novels, and has turned the usual
fantasy tropes sideways and upside down with his Princess
and his Magic Ex Libris series. With Terminal
Alliance, the debut novel in his humorous military
science fiction series, Jim takes us into a brand-new
universe of entertainment certain to appeal to fans of both
Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.
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