Sten's Sidekick Unleashed! Truly awful humor from the famed science fiction series created by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. Plus: The Lost Jokes and two missing jokes.
"Insights Into How Jokes Get into A Novel Series"
Christmas, 1953: While the rest of Philadelphia sings carols, Thomas Grubb gets his first taste of a cop's life. Before he cashes his first paycheck he encounters: A man gutted by a knife-wielding mugger; A fighting-mad "mental case" intent on destroying a hospital emergency room; The hushed-up shooting death of an undercover cop. That first week is nothing compared to what lies ahead.
"Roy Wells creates this character with his voice"
Tales, sometimes tall but always true, of Allan Cole's years in Hollywood with his late partner, Chris Bunch. How a naked lady almost became our first agent. How we survived La-La Land with only the loss of half our brain cells. How Bunch & Cole became the ultimate Fix-It Boys. How an alleged mafia don was very, very good to us. The guy who cornered the market on movie rocks. Andy Warhol's "Fire Extinguisher". The Real Stars Of Hollywood. Why they don't make million-dollar movies. See The Seven Pi$$ing Dwarfs. Learn: how to kill a "difficult" actor...and many more stories.
"Vocational Guidance With a Pithy Twist"
What if the Cold War never ended - but continued for 1,000 years? Best-selling authors Allan Cole (an American) and Nick Perumov (a Russian) spin a mesmerizing "what if?" tale set 1,000 years in the future, as an American and a Russian super-soldier - together with a beautiful American detective working for the United Worlds Police - must combine forces to defeat a secret cabal...and prevent global disaster!
"Returned unfinished, just terrible"
Through hope and magic an abused girl creates a mighty sword that might someday be wielded by King Arthur. A short story from best-selling fantasy and science fiction author Allan Cole.
"Add another narrator to your list of the best"
After laboring as a Doctors Without Borders physician in the teeming refugee camps and minefields of South Asia, Dr. Ann Donovan thought she'd seen Hell as close up as you can get. And as a fifth generation CIA brat, she thought she knew all there was to know about corruption and betrayal. But then her father - a legendary spymaster - shows up, with a ten-year-old boy in tow. A brother she never knew existed. Then in a few violent hours, her whole world is shattered, her father killed and she and her kid brother are on the run with hell hounds on their heels.
Sten's boss - The Eternal Emperor - is back and he's ready to reveal his most precious secrets! No, not the secret of AM2, you silly clots. There are more important things than the Galaxy's ultimate energy source. We're talking food, folks. A cookbook filled with mouthwatering set-your-head-on-fire recipes the Emperor has been hoarding for thousands of years. Dishes like: Nuked Hen and Asparagus Normandy and Son Of A Scrote Souffle. He's even got the recipe for that fiery Bhor booze - Stregg. And, never fear, the Emperor's hangover cure is here in the form of Angelo Stew. Listen. Cook. Eat.
In Book 3 of The Shannon Trilogy, young Patrick Shannon is the heir-apparent to the Shannon fortune, but murder and betrayal at a family gathering send him fleeing into the American frontier, with only the last words of a wise old woman to arm him against what would come. And when the outbreak of the Civil War comes he finds himself fighting on the opposite side of those he loves the most.