Hal Spacejock

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An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save his ship; an ageing robot is trusted with a midnight landing in a deserted field; and a desperate businessman is prepared to sacrifice both of them to get what he wants in the hilarious science fiction adventures of cargo businessman Hal Spacejock.

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Overview

An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save his ship; an ageing robot is trusted with a midnight landing in a deserted field; and a desperate businessman is prepared to sacrifice both of them to get what he wants in the hilarious science fiction adventures of cargo businessman Hal Spacejock.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458767936
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Haynes is the award-winning author of the Hal Spacejock series and a founding member of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    Fun and Funny - Recommended Read

    I had no idea what to expect. Simon Haynes is an author and software developer from Australia. Beyond the Spacejock books he created a program for writers called yWriter5 which is actually an amazingly good piece of software. Even better it's free. In fact all the software at his website is free. So check it out. Now about the book.

    Think Keith Laumer's Retief series with a bit of Indiana Jones thrown. Then make him their slightly incompetent cousin. That's Hal Spacejock. And the book was great fun. With a beat up out dated robot and a long suffering navigation computer (both of whom are brighter than he is) Hal rocks his way through some adventures that will keep you reading right through to the end. Even better it's the first book in a series. Looking for some fun and funny science fiction? Check out Hal Spacejock.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    MJS

    Fun & Enjoyable

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Wow! - What a GREAT Sci-fi read!

    This book was very funny, and though predictable in the end (sorry, hope I didn't ruin it for you), the story getting there was Hilarious!

    Like they say, it's not the destination, the important part is the journey you take to get there. And BOY! was it a journey.

    I can't wait to read the rest of the Spacejock books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Fun, action packed ride

    Simon Haynes knocks one out of the space park! You will find yourself rooting for Hal and Clunk even as you laugh at their silly and inept antics.Hal is one of those guys that just always bounces back.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    Fun read- enjoy

    Fast moving and exciting, loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2008

    A Funny and Entertaining Ride with Hal Spacejock

    Hal Spacejock is fast, fun read guaranteed to make you chuckle out loud. Simon Haynes keeps the plot simple and moving forward quickly. All Hal has to do is pick up some cargo and deliver it. The only problem is, Hal isn¿t the bravest, smartest, or even most motivated of guys. These qualities end up making the whole trip a lot more interesting. Through a series of misfortunes Hal ends up in mortal peril, causing massive property damage, and having his ship stolen. You find yourself turning the pages just to see how Hal and Clunk get out of their jam and into the next. Fans of sci-fi will appreciate the little digs at other books and movies, but anyone looking for a good read will enjoy the story, humorous dialogue and outrageous situations. While not as non sequitur as ¿Hitchhikers Guide¿, Haynes does drop in plenty of gibes on our modern way of living and taking it to that next step 'do we really want the elevator computer to know how much we weigh?' I definitely recommend Hal Spacejock to anyone looking for a solidly entertaining book that will provide laughs and introduce you to some fun characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Really

    Ok here is a warning. You WILL be reported if this role play keeps up. I will not stand this. This is for reveiwing books, not talking. And stop with the older kid stuff. Theres little kids who read this. Im not happy that this stuff is being said. I.WILL.REPORT.YOU

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Hated it.

    Hated it. Was silly, not funny. Couldn't stand more than a few chapters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    ubelievable

    This book reads like it was written by a teenage writer wannabe. Very little was interesting and it is not worth reading all the way through.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Great fun!

    Surely Hal runs into the Queechee sooner or later!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    I LOVED this series as it not only gave me sci=fi but made me la

    I LOVED this series as it not only gave me sci=fi but made me laugh my butt off.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book.  There is a touch of Douglas Adams t

    I really enjoyed this book.  There is a touch of Douglas Adams to the humor, but it's not a direct ripoff in any way.  Also, it was a joy to finally find a free, self-published book that wasn't crying out desperately for an editor and proof-reader.  I'll definitely be buying the other books in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    Humourous Science Fiction

    The first book in a great series. Hal and his robot helper, Clunk, traverse the galaxy and get into more trouble than you can shake a stick at. Simon understands the writing process, and more importantly, knows how to keep the reader involved with the story. You will compare Hal to other heroes like Han Solo (they share the same initials), but he is his own man. Do not be afraid to pick up this funny science fiction book, and then read it. It is very readable even by younger kids (about 10 should do it).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    loved it!!!

    quirky and clever--clunk forever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    I got it because it was free...

    Best free book Ive read as of yet! Very well written, clever, funny, creative! This a fun and easy read. Cant wait to read the next one : )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    A little too silly.

    I like science fiction stories with some humor in them
    This is more like the three stooges in space. Too slapstick for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Jordan

    Sorry to trouble you, miss. Thought you was someone else. *Turns to walk towards the barn. His Schofield revolver rattles in the holster.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Michael to the owner

    Um do you have any mares i can have..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Hal

    Call me hal barn is res 4 ull be staying in my house at res three

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