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The Galactic Idiot

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Gary Wright is a good-hearted young man yearning for adventure, having dreamt of space exploration and heroism his whole life. When Gary's frighteningly ill-tempered uncle, Colonel Virgil Cross, arranges a job for him aboard Terra One, humanity's very first and most decrepit space station, Gary's life turns upside down, and the rest of the galaxy flips with him. The one pr ...more
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published January 6th 2021
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Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I found myself smiling more than I would have expected while reading this, and not only because of the witty humor and absurd yet too believable scenarios. I genuinely enjoyed the raw science fiction in this one. Not only is the not-quite-dystopian world interesting with some disturbing parallels to our own society, but there are some pretty cool sci fi ideas here. It begins with pretty simple and subtle details like how chairs would work in a universe where not everyone has two legs, or how to ...more
dave cornell
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A hilarious romp!

This book was very fun, and very funny. Our hapless hero is a bumbling fool who's likable and causes Mayhem and eventually saves the earth. It has ridiculously entertaining characters like an evil sentient vacuum cleaner, and a squid like beef with multiple arms. Great stuff highly recommended!
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it
An amusing story, not funny more mas by which I mean mildly amused smirk.
It lack the originality of D Adams & the sharp whit relying on the stupid luck of its lead. I was glad to Finnish it as it was a bit long the summery of they all lived happily was not wanted or needed. All said it has a certain charm.
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Scott Finlay, born in 1989 in the United States, is a professional software developer with an expertise in computer security. For many years he was active in the hacker scene and there known and respected as a skilled white hat hacker. In his daily life he designs complex systems, investigates disruptions, and sometimes tries unusual solutions by thinking outside the box. He draws on his architect ...more

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