The Lollipop of Influence

The Sphere of Influence

Book 2
Copperbird Press
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Bob Slicker and his navigation officer, Florence McConnachie, are blamed for the open-ended jump that dropped their battle fleet into deepest, uncharted space.
They attempt to make amends and are pushed into an unlikely alliance. Can they find a way home to the Sphere of Influence? Nobody ever managed it before, so they couldn’t make things worse. Or could they?

From villain to hero, the Sphere of Influence adventure continues.
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About the author

Mjke Wood was born on the Isle of Man and now lives in the Wirral, UK.

He began writing in his late twenties, but took a break in order to concentrate on accountancy exams. He returned to writing in 2007, and became the first winner of the Jim Baen Memorial Writing competition. He followed that, a year later, by winning the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Competition. His science fiction and fantasy short stories have appeared in many print and online venues. He is an active member of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, as well as the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) and the British Fantasy Society (BFS).

Mjke is passionate about caravanning, and, writing as Mike Wood, he loves to share his experiences and misadventures through his sofa travel writing.

Mjke has worked as a finance manager for an international passenger transport company, and as a musician, playing alto saxophone and clarinet in big bands and pit orchestras around Merseyside and North Wales. Inevitably, several of his books and stories feature accountants, music and musicians. 

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Publisher
Copperbird Press
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Published on
Jun 28, 2017
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Pages
369
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Humorous
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From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner John Scalzi, a wild-and-woolly caper novel of interstellar diplomacy

A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most . . . unusual . . . way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: a type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony.

To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinare, who, with the help of a childhood friend turned artificial intelligence, scours the earth looking for the rare creature.
But there are others with plans for the sheep as well. Mercenaries employed by the military. Adherents of a secret religion based on the writings of a 21st century SF author. And alien races, eager to start a revolution on their home world and a war on Earth.

To keep our planet from being enslaved, Harry will have to pull off a grand diplomatic coup, a gambit that will take him from the halls of power to the lava-strewn battlefields of alien worlds. There's only one chance to get it right, to save the life of the sheep—and to protect the future of humanity.


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