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JUST RELEASED: Out of the Soylent Planet –

JUST RELEASED: Out of the Soylent Planet

Thursday , 13, July 2017 3 Comments

Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp, which reaps obscene profits by keeping the planet dependent on shipments of synthetic rations. When Rex and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha are sentenced to work as slave labor on a massive Ubiqorp plantation, they learn the terrible secret behind the corporation’s products. To escape, Rex and Sasha team up with a mis-programmed combat drone and an intelligent mutant plant to lead a rebellion against their merciless corporate overlords.

Out of the Soylent Planet is a novel-length prequel to Starship Grifters, the book NYT bestselling author Hugh Howey called “one of my favorite space romps of all time.”

This edition of Out of the Soylent Planet also contains the story “The Chicolini Incident.”

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Praise for Rex Nihilo’s adventures by Robert Kroese:

“Imagine if Douglas Adams had grown up in midwestern America, and was writing from today’s pop culture standpoint. He very well might produce something like Rob’s Starship Grifters.”

“I don’t often laugh at the books I read, but I found myself chuckling, chortling, at times flat-out guffawing — at times uncontrollably — at Kroese’s humor placed in the best places in the story.”

Aye, Robot is a comic romp, pure and simple. It’s packed with jokes, puns, inside references, madcap situations and general silliness. This kind of humor is difficult to pull off well, but Kroese makes it look easy.”

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Don’t miss these earlier adventures of Rex and Sasha:


  • deuce says:

    Clever title. Sounds like a fun book.

  • Viktor says:

    His stuff is well worth your time.

  • Carrington Dixon says:

    Speaking of inside references, I wonder how many will recognize the Tom Corbett Space Cadet uniform on the cover? (And the guy even looks like a slightly-scruffy Frankie Thomas.)

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