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The Hal Spacejock Series (Teen/Adult)


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H2 2018

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Hal Spacejock 05 Baker's Dough

Book five in the Hal Spacejock series

Robots have a tough life in Hal Spacejock's universe: as second-class citizens they have no rights, and most are overworked, mistreated, and recycled at the drop of a hat.

When Kim Baker, a wealthy industrialist, leaves his vast fortune to an elderly robot, it's front page news.

Unfortunately, the robot hasn't been seen for decades ...

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Frequently Asked Questions (Updated July 2012)

What's happening with the Hal Spacejock series?
In 2010 I got distracted writing the first Hal Junior novel. After The Secret Signal was released I sat down and wrote another Hal Junior book (The Missing Case). Then I started a third (the Gyris Mission), but I've just put that on hold to publish Hal 5.

I thought you were going to call this book 'Legacy'?
No, that was a provisional title. It's really called Baker's Dough because I'd like to make some bread out of it.

When will Hal 5 Legacy/Baker's Dough/Catchy Title be released?
It's out now!

The Hal Spacejock sci fi comedy series features robots in space, many pratfalls, british and australian humour, space travel and future history (in a distant galactic empire.) If you like Australian (or british!) style jokes and gags, you'll love this science fiction series.


Space travel, Robots, Science Fiction, Pratfalls, Comedy, Sci fi, British Humour, British Spelling, Australian Author, SF Series


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