Author: Barry J. Hutchison    Publisher: Zertex Media Ltd
Published: 12th December 2017    ISBN: 978-0995623309

Space Team: A Lot of Weird Space Shizz

By Barry J. Hutchison

A collection of short stories gathered from the far reaches of the Space Team Universe. Some of these stories have been available elsewhere over the past few months, while others are new for this collection. The spectacular tales of space adventure you’ll find within its pages are:

“Dead Men Don’t Get Paid”
Undead detective, Dan Deadman, has a problem. He has a number of them, in fact. He’s missing an arm. He needs money to repair his broken window. Someone has opened a portal to the hell-like Malwhere in a nightclub, filling the place with slavering flesh-eating monsters. Fortunately, Dan’s diminutive house guest, Artur, has a plan to help him fix at least one of these problems, but like everything else in Dan’s afterlife, nothing quite works out the way it should. A brand new Dan Deadman Space Detective adventure, set in the aftermath of “Dial D for Deadman”.

Space Team: The Holiday Special
Die Hard meets The Nativity in Space! It’s Space Christmas Eve, and all through the space station not a creature was stirring except a load of evil space pirates who’re trying to kidnap a very special newborn baby so it can be eaten by their pirate king. They hadn’t counted on Cal Carver and the Space Team, though, who happen to be on the station for some much needed R & R. Originally published in December 2016 as a standalone short story.

The Last Bounty
Once the baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy, all Konto Garr wants these days is a quiet family life with the woman he loves, and the respect of Deenia, the step-daughter who hates his guts. But when Deenia is taken hostage, Konto must employ all his skills to mount a death-defying rescue mission. With a terrorist-filled station between him and the hostages, and an infuriatingly upbeat boy from Deenia’s class for company, Konto’s talents will be stretched to their limit as he goes after the most important bounty of his life—his daughter. Originally published as part of the comedy scifi anthology, “Pew Pew – Sex, Guns, Spaceships… Oh My!”

Death Comes to Carverville – A Tobey Maguire Mystery
Former Hollywood actor, Tobey Maguire, now spends his days as an imaginary construct inside the subconscious of Space Team’s Cal Carver, only ever called upon when Cal is knocked unconscious. But when a murderer starts to stalk the corridors of Cal’s mind, Tobey Maguire – accompanied by a wise-cracking racist squirrel only he can see or hear – must turn detective and unmask the killer before the imaginary inhabitants of Cal’s head are picked off one by one, leaving Cal completely brain dead. The first ever solo Tobey Maguire adventure, written just for this collection.

Nun Shall Pass
Former Nun, Ronda Sallas, is on a mission to save her son, Narp, from himself. And also from some evil Xandrie gangsters who have tricked him into helping them steal a weapon of mass destruction. Mostly from them, actually. Fortunately, Ronda’s time at the convent has left her more than capable to deal with a few dozen gangsters, but when an Anti-Nun strips her of her precognition powers, things suddenly become more difficult. First published in “The Expanding Universe – Volume 2” anthology.

Splurt Home Alone
An all-new short solo adventure starring everyone’s favorite adorable green blob, Splurt.

Praise for Space Team

Space Team is one of those rare gems, a genuinely funny science fiction story that manages to entertain from beginning to end.” – SFBook.com

I rarely give out five-star reviews for books – generally save those for life-changing reads- but I think Space Team, for what it aims to be, deserves the highest praise I can deliver.” – Amazon Review

“I had to stop reading because I laughed too hard to see.” – Amazon Review

“This is hardboiled space humour at its best.” – BookWitch

“Be prepared to laugh out loud – don’t read in places where this will be embarrassing!” – Amazon Review

The Space Team Series

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