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Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure

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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
Mary Ann Seidman
I hope there is a sequel. You know it is a good author when he makes you feel bad for the termites.
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! ...more
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 writes humor and sci-fi novels of phantasmagorical fun! His most recent series, Mark Twain on the Moon, explores the inimitable style of Samuel Clemens in a steampunk alternate history. Other novels include the out-of-this-world political satires Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure, Beltway, and the comic crime capers Mother Lode and Sting Suite.

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