Phule's Errand

Phule's Errand

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by Robert Asprin, Peter J. Heck
     
 

Phule is without a doubt the only captain in the Space Legion with his own butler, but Beeker has stuck with him through thick and thin. Which is why it’s incomprehensible to Phule why Beeker has run off-planet without a word—and with Omega Company’s lovely new medic.

Without his right-hand man, Phule has no idea what his left hand is doing. So

Overview

Phule is without a doubt the only captain in the Space Legion with his own butler, but Beeker has stuck with him through thick and thin. Which is why it’s incomprehensible to Phule why Beeker has run off-planet without a word—and with Omega Company’s lovely new medic.

Without his right-hand man, Phule has no idea what his left hand is doing. So he takes off after his errant butler, just as General Blitzkrieg decides to make a surprise visit to Zenobia. And the only thing Blitz would like better than catching Phule off guard is to catch Phule AWOL...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Madcap . . . a welcome send-up of military SF.”—Publishers Weekly“Hilarious . . . I can’t think of any subgenre of SF that takes itself as seriously as military SF, so it gives me great pleasure to read this broad-handed lampoon.”—Science Fiction Chronicle

“Plenty of odd characters . . . fun!”—Locus

“Light without being frivolous, and displays Asprin’s considerable expertise about fencing and things military, especially leadership.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Reminiscent of M*A*S*H.”—Analog

“A grand mix of common sense, outrageous and hilarious foolishness stirred with a dash of wisdom into a delectable mess to be served with tongue in cheek.”—Kliatt

“Reliably entertaining . . . a fun read, light without being vapid and clever without being heavy-handed.  This series is Asprin’s strongest to date, and it’s off to a good start.”—Amazing

“Asprin knows how to make me laugh . . . I suggest you sign up for this particular grand tour of duty.”—Fear

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441014231
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/25/2006
Series:
Phule's Company Series, #6
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he has written some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu, The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series: The Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve; the Phule novels; and, more recently, the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies with Lynn Abbey. His most recent collaboration is License Invoked written with Jody Lynn Nye. It is set in the French Quarter, New Orleans where he currently lives.

Peter J. Heck resides in Brooklyn, New York and is the author of Death on the Mississippi, another Twain mystery. His lifelong interest in Twain was sparked by his own uncanny resemblance to Samuel Clemens.

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Phule's Errand 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
U-M More than 1 year ago
We ordered this to replace a worn-out copy in one of my husband's favorite series. He is glad to have it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed the other books in the Phule's Company series, but Phule's Errand wasn't nearly as good. The main premise was just too silly. Who in their right mind would install such security measures without any kind of safety measure to disengage them? Willard Phule is supposed to be smarter than that.