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The Hal Spacejock Series


Here's how fellow comedy author Jim C. Hines described the first book in the series: Hal Spacejock, incompetent pilot on the cargo ship Black Gull, lands a job transporting robot parts from point A to point B. On his side is the old robot Clunk. Against him is, well, pretty much everyone else, from warships to desperate thieves to debt collectors to dockmasters who object to Hal's habit of accidentally setting their planets on fire. (Source: Amazon.com)

This is how another reader put it: "It's not the zany slapstick style of comedy I was expecting - more of a really well developed, fun story with interesting characters and enough real-world observations to make it a very enjoyable read."

If you're considering the Spacejock books for your kids I'd read them first because they weren't intended for children and we all have different rules about swearing. (There's no sex and very little violence.) I suggest ages 14+

Ebook and paperback versions are also available via online booksellers worldwide: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iTunes and more.


The Hal Spacejock Series (Teens/Adults)

Hal 1 Cover

HAL SPACEJOCK

Hal Spacejock book 1
Ebook and Paperback $2.99 / $19.95

Faced with an impossible choice, Hal chooses an impossible job ... more

Also available in French (€3.99)
Hal 2 Cover

SECOND COURSE

Hal Spacejock book 2
Ebook and Paperback $2.99 / $19.95

An attractive passenger with a secret past ... more
Hal 3 Cover

JUST DESSERTS

Hal Spacejock book 3
Ebook and Paperback $4.99 / $19.95

Gun-crazed mercenaries have Hal in their sights ... more
Hal 4 Cover

NO FREE LUNCH

Hal Spacejock book 4
Ebook and Paperback $4.99 / $19.95

Everyone thinks Peace Force trainee Harriet Walsh is ... more
Hal 5 Cover

BAKER'S DOUGH

Hal Spacejock book 5
Ebook and Paperback $4.99 / $19.95

When you stand to inherit a fortune ... more
Hal 6 Cover

SAFE ART

Hal Spacejock book 6
Ebook and Paperback $4.99 / $19.95

Hal and Clunk inflict their special talents on the art world ... more
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BIG BANG

Hal Spacejock book 7
A serialised novel in 10 parts
Parts 1-10 AND the complete novel available now

When you want a house cleared fast, call Hal Spacejock ... more
Hal 8 Cover

SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Hal Spacejock book 8
A serialised novel in 8-10 parts
TBA

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The Harriet Walsh Series (Teens/Adults)

Harriet 1 Cover

Force of Nature

Harriet Walsh book 1
A serialised novel in 8-10 parts
TBA

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The Hal Junior Series (Ages 8-12)

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THE SECRET SIGNAL

Hal Junior book 1
Ebook and Paperback $3.99 / $12.95

10-year old Hal Junior uncovers a sinister plot ... more
Hal Junior Temp Cover

THE MISSING CASE

Hal Junior book 2
Ebook and Paperback $3.99 / $12.95

Hal Junior didn't MEAN to start a fire ... more
Hal Junior Temp Cover

THE GYRIS MISSION

Hal Junior book 3
Ebook and Paperback $3.99 / $12.95

"Folks, we have a small problem in the engine bay ..." more
 

Other Titles

Collect One Two Cover Collect One Two
Ebook and Paperback

A dozen short stories by ... more
 

If you want to know more about Hal's history, click here, and if you want to start with book one, follow this link

(See Hal 1, Hal 2, Hal 3, Hal 4, Hal 5, Hal 6, Hal 7, Hal 8, Jnr 1, Jnr 2, Jnr 3, Harriet 1, Shorts)

Free review copy.