Mechanical Failure

· Epic Failure Trilogy Book 1 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
21 reviews

About this ebook

A smooth-talking ex-sergeant, accustomed to an easygoing peacetime military, unexpectedly rejoins the fleet and finds soldiers preparing for the strangest thing—war.

The two hundred years’ (and counting) peace is a time of tranquility that hasn’t been seen since...well, never. Mankind in the Galactic Age had finally conquered war, so what was left for the military to do but drink and barbecue? That’s the kind of military that Sergeant R. Wilson Rogers lived in before he left the fleet to become a smuggler.

But it turns out that smuggling is hard. Like getting-arrested-for-dealing-with-pirates-and-forced-back-into-service kind of hard. It doesn’t seem so bad—the military was a perpetual tiki party anyway—but when Rogers returns after only a year away, something has changed. These are soldiers—actual soldiers doing actual soldier things like preparing for a war that Rogers is sure doesn’t exist. Rogers vows to put a stop to all this nonsense—even if it means doing actual work.

With an experienced ear for military double-speak, Zieja has created a remarkable and sarcastic adventure.

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21 reviews
May Ruddle
January 7, 2020
I really love Joe's writing. I got into the book because he streamed a random chapter from this and read it outloud. The books orginal and Joe pulled info from his real life experiences. I recommend this read if you like scifi
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Maeve Mooney
October 13, 2016
Filled to the brim with colorful characters and cartoonishly hilarious antics, this book is an absolute GEM. If you like Star Trek, the Looney tunes, Rick and Morty, Steven Universe, and My Life as a Teenage Robot, than this book is MORE than one of the best you'll ever read.
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Nev Re
September 18, 2016
This is the funniest science fiction book I have read since Hitchhiker's. I highly recommend ready this book.
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About the author

Joe Zieja is an author with a long history of doing things that have almost nothing to do with writing at all. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Joe dedicated over a decade of his life to wearing The Uniform, marching around in circles and shouting commands at people while in turn having commands shouted at him. It was both a great deal of fun and a great nuisance, and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Joe’s also a commercial voiceover artist and a composer of music for video games and commercials. He’s probably interrupted your Spotify playlist at least once to encourage you to click on the banner below and isn’t the least bit upset that you ignored him.

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