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Vossoff and Nimmitz: Just a Couple of Idiots Reupholstering Space and Time
     

Vossoff and Nimmitz: Just a Couple of Idiots Reupholstering Space and Time

by Adam-Troy Castro
 
“Somewhere beyond the stars, well past the scattered light of the unknown universe, in a realm so distant that no life of any kind has ever ventured there, and where the fundamental rules of time and space have never applied, there’s nothing.

If you find yourself in such a place, you know you’ve gone too far.”

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Overview

“Somewhere beyond the stars, well past the scattered light of the unknown universe, in a realm so distant that no life of any kind has ever ventured there, and where the fundamental rules of time and space have never applied, there’s nothing.

If you find yourself in such a place, you know you’ve gone too far.”

Introducing the madcap adventures of Ernst Vossoff and Karl Nimmitz, a couple of interstellar rogues whose adventures often veer in unexpected directions, sometimes in space limousines and sometimes dropping by continent-wide cocktail parties. In the great tradition of Douglas Adams, VOSSOFF AND NIMMITZ is science fiction made utterly hilarious.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Ernst Vossoff, would-be interstellar tycoon, and Karl Nimmitz, his exceptionally dim sidekick, take the reader for a merry ride through a thankfully distant galaxy in Castro's (An Alien Darkness) zany collection of eight linked stories, which boast titles like "Just a Couple of Extinct Aliens Riding Around in a Limo" and "Just a Couple of Ruthless Interstellar Assassins Discussing Real Estate Investments at a Twister Game the Size of a Planet." Dejah Shapiro, Vossoff's impossibly gorgeous ex-wife who later falls in love with Nimmitz, provides the narrative frame, purporting to tell true stories of the bumbling duo to the sleazy aliens clustered around a classic wrecked spaceport bar. ("The jukebox switched to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir version of `Louie, Louie.' ") The sharp, wide-ranging satire seldom lapses in tone or taste. In "A Ridiculously Lengthy Afterword" (which happens to be a model of concision), the author elucidates a few in-jokes and explains that the first of the series was mainly inspired by Robert Sheckley, not the late Douglas Adams, to whom the book is dedicated. Sheckley and Adams fans will find Castro a worthy successor to those two giants of comic SF. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
From "Just a Couple of Sentients Sitting Around Talking," the story that launches the dubious careers of time- and space-traveling ne'er-do-wells Ernst Vossoff and Karl Nimmitz to "Just a Couple of Ruthless Interstellar Assassins Discussing Real Estate Investments at a Twister Game the Size of a Planet," the final outing for the unscrupulous pair, the eight stories in this collection present a smorgasbord of slapstick humor, one-liners, and stand-up comic routines cleverly disguised as sf tall tales. While the humor in these stories may not appeal to everyone, readers who enjoy their comedy loud and raucous should appreciate these connected tales first published in the now-defunct Science Fiction Age magazine. For large sf collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587152924
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Adam-Troy Castro is the author of the Andrea Cort novels, which have won both the Philip K. Dick Award in the US and the Seiun award in Japan. He has been nominated for a Nebula Award, for a Stoker Award, and for the German Kurd Lasswitz Prize.

PRAISE FOR ADAM-TROY CASTRO

“[The Andrea Cort] series really is something special… These books are compulsively readable space mysteries, but they’re also hiding little packets of cleverness and substance under the surface. Highly recommended.”
–io9.com

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