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Webrid is a carter, like his mother and grandfather before him. It's not glamorous work, but it mostly pays the bills, and it gives him time to ogle the sexy women on the streets of Bexilla's capital. Mostly, he buys and sells small goods and does the occasional transport run for a client.

Then he gets mugged by a robot.

Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make ...

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Overview

Webrid is a carter, like his mother and grandfather before him. It's not glamorous work, but it mostly pays the bills, and it gives him time to ogle the sexy women on the streets of Bexilla's capital. Mostly, he buys and sells small goods and does the occasional transport run for a client.

Then he gets mugged by a robot.

Now, with a strange green laser implanted in his skull and a small fortune deposited in his bank account, Webrid has to make the most difficult delivery of his life. He doesn't know who his client is, or what he's carrying, but he knows that a whole lot of very dangerous people are extremely interested in what's in his head. Literally. And they'll do whatever it takes to get it.

With the help of some truly alien friends, a simple carter will journey across worlds to deliver his cargo. And hopefully keep his head in the process.

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Middle-grade author Johnson (Ebenezer’s Locker) riffs on familiar SF tropes in her first novel for adults, featuring an everyalien caught up in intrigue beyond his understanding. Ganpril Webrid, a Yeril street vendor with claws and multiple tongues, is annoyed when his routine workday is interrupted by a robot who tells him that he has “been called.” The robot then stings Webrid with a feeler that leaves a pinpoint of light shining from his head. Webrid’s headache is somewhat ameliorated when he learns that 12 million dendiacs have appeared in his bank account and he’s been granted a universal carter’s license that will let him work on any planet he likes. Both developments are merely the prelude to an interplanetary adventure whose true purpose is withheld from him until the very end. The book’s joy lies in the humorous prose (“Her wink could have clipped the wings off a beetle”) as Webrid blusters his way across the galaxy. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936460281
  • Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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