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Space, the hopefully not copyrighted final frontier.

Out there is a universe teeming with new and strange life, with science and probably magic and wonderment. And out there, in that inky black void, is a spaceship whose crew honestly could not give a crap.

Welcome to the Zdravo. Home to a crew more concerned with getting ice cream than with saving the galaxy, under the comm
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Published July 16th 2011 by Jersey Devil Press
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Danger
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: aliens, people in red shirts, neptunian devil bears, sex addicts and children under the age of 3
If you're looking to have a light chuckle or a pretentious snort, then this book probably isn't for you. Now, on the other hand, if you want to laugh your ass off at one of the funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of reading, then by all means buy this. On the first page alone I laughed 3 times, loudly, alone in my apartment, like an idiot. And the book never lets up.

I think that Schwegler and Gumeny must be evil geniuses. You can almost feel their glee as they sadistically murder, remurder
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Frank
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Take one part Futureama, one part Airplane!, a pinch of MAD magazine and a heaping tablespoon of Penthouse Forum and you get SCREW THE UNIVERSE by Stephen Schwegler and Eirik Gumeny. This book of short stories about the follies of a hapless crew of lunatics defines irreverence. Break out the knee pads because this one is a knee slapper the whole way.

From the word go this one is full on silly. The crew is chosen and assigned duties by means of paint balls. Mission after mission is full of tomfool
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Chris Rhatigan
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's difficult to write funny, but Jersey Devil Press is consistently producing very funny s***.

I found Danger Slater's Love Me and Eirik Gumeny's Exponential Apocalypse both hilarious, but Screw the Universe is every bit as good.

The authors say they're glad the creators of Futurama didn't sue. It does have some overlap with that excellent TV show--a group of misfits bumble around space and shenanigans ensue--but Futurama never got one tenth this weird. I wasn't even sure what exactly was happen
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Adam Smith
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Captain Tyler and the crew of the Zdravo are on a mission. A mission to screw every living thing in the galaxy.

While this book did have a few humorous moment the majority of the text came across more as madlibs run amuck than actual comedy. The lack of a central story was what put me off most though; things just seemed to happen. It seemed like the only point to a lot of things was for the sake of being random.

I'm sure there are people who would find this book great, but for me it was just too
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Stephen Schwegler
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Love this thing. And since I'm a co-author I can actually offer a semi-unbiased opinion. Incredibly glad to be a part of this hilarious space adventure.
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Stephen Schwegler is the author of Gag, Scattered Together and Perhaps., the co-author of Screw the Universe and one time head of livestock at Jersey Devil Press. There's a high probability that he's sitting on his couch right this very minute not being the least bit productive.

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