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Union laborer Rohr Furland begrudgingly takes a job on a space freighter piloted by Captain Future, an immature and slightly crazed captain with an obsession for early 20th-century science-fiction novels. When they receive a distress call from a nearby space station, Furland and the first officer blend the dangers of reality into the captain's fantasy world.
BONUS AUDIO: Author Allen Steele talks about his love of pulp fiction, and its direct influence on this Hugo Award-winning novella.
©1995 Allen M. Steele, (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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Hugo Award, Best Novella, 1996

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mitch on 23-09-2008

Melodramatic Fun

I've downloaded many Audible books, and this is the first that has motivated me to write a review.

This title is lots of fun. When I heard the characterization of the captain of the Comet (aka Captain Future), I laughed and then I laughed some more after I rewound the audio, and laughed even more after rewinding again. It is one of the funniest and most memorable characterizations in SF literature.

The story is campy, told in an "over the top" way, and it was pure joy.

I received two happy hours form this title. I can see why it won a Hugo award for best novella.

Ripping good fun! Great satire.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kirk on 08-12-2008

Very good narration. Good story, very funny.

Very good narration. Good story, very funny.

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