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Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9781503387157

A planet on strike, an alien love triangle, and a giant politician-eating artichoke: Galactic Senator Plunkitt is, literally and figuratively, up a tree.

The trouble began when Plunkitt's old school chum Flotsam Drang—a startlingly malodorous Denebian with an insatiable appetite for the pleasures of the flesh—set his eye-stalks
Paperback, 274 pages
Published April 1st 2015
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Deon Shaver
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A delightful read, I highly recommend this gem for the plane or by the pool. With a wry hat tip to the great P.G.Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster, Michael Schulkins has drawn Plunkitt and his iBot man Jobs. Set in the 31st Century, these two warp to the planet Tree for an unpredictable romp through space and time. The language is rich, the story well crafted and it is laugh-out-loud-once-a-page funny. If you enjoy connecting the dots between past and future literary and pop culture references that ...more
daisy infante
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is HIL-AR-I-OUS. the author does a great job at really painting a great picture of intergalactic politics. I had full on belly laughs! It's a Great road trip read!
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved this book! Yes, the author’s use of the language is a cut above, but what really won me over is that it is just flat out funny. The main character is a Galactic Senator, so futuristic political themes such as the Heat Death of the Universe and the Galactic Motion Tax are woven into the escapades. The satire gives the book some heft and only adds to a rollicking good story. The author’s knack for writing dialogue gives this highly entertaining book a cinematic feel.
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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,

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