It is the 31st century and hundreds of alien species on thousands of planets across the galaxy call the United Systems of the Spiral Arm home. Braydon Gorebush Plunkitt XII, hereditary Galactic Senator from the posh system of Lalapalooza, warps across Armerica with his faithful robot servant Jobs, using the power of Leviathan to solve all of the galaxy’s problems. Fortunately, the ever-resourceful Jobs is there to clean up the resulting mess.
In Up A Tree Jobs and Plunkitt travel to the rustic “warp-around” planet Tree, populated by fanatical Avian-Armericans (birds), chainsaw wielding Castorian-Armericans (beavers), and the powerful Isopteran-Armericans (termites), who are fighting over the newly-imposed galactic motion tax. Will Senator Plunkitt, through no fault of his own, save the birds and the beavos from the motion tax, not to mention the termites, and can Jobs save Senator Plunkitt from being eaten by a giant artichoke? Only Jobs knows, and he finally tells all in Up A Tree.
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About the Author
Michael Schulkins was born and raised in California, and although he has checked out repeatedly, he has of course been unable to leave. He lives with the love of his life in a classic mid-century modern house in Silicon Valley, just an iPhone’s throw from Apple Galactic Headquarters. Michael attended several universities and eventually emerged with two degrees in physics, one in music composition, and minors in math, political science, philosophy, and poker. He subsequently spent twenty years teaching physics, and now writes full time. His novels include the comic crime capers Mother Lode and Sting Suite, and the out-of-this-world political satires Beltway and Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure. All of Michael's books will give you a good laugh, but they'll also make you stop and think.