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The Hal Spacejock Series (Teen/Adult)

Hal Spacejock 04 No Free Lunch cover art (c) Simon Haynes

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Hal Spacejock No Free Lunch by Simon Haynes (Book four in the series)

• 2008 Aurealis Award Finalist

• Finalist, 2008 Ditmar Award

• Winner, 2008 WASFF award

A cunning rival determined to ruin Hal's business, an attractive trainee peace officer facing a dangerous investigation and a planet with more bugs than a new operating system ... When Hal and Clunk set out to make a fresh start, this wasn't exactly what they had in mind.

Now Hal must choose: take on the rival to save his own business, or help the trainee with her first - and possibly last - investigation?

Whatever he decides, it's No Free Lunch for Hal Spacejock!

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


Science Fiction



Sci fi

British Humour

British Spelling

Australian Author

SF Series



Peace Force


Published NaNoWriMo Novel

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