A sequel to the author's Bill, the Galactic Hero, published over 20 years ago, this book is the first of a new series of novels featuring Bill. With two right arms, an artificial foot, and a set of surgically implanted tusks, Bill sets out to find the source of Chinger-controlled metal dragons.
After reading some of the series previously, I found the readers representation of the characters a little whiney. The story us also a little too sill..Show More »y.« Show Less
Bill should know that you never complain in the Troopers. But when his new foot looks like it's turning into something green, scaly, and abundantly clawed, a visit to the medics would seem to be reasonable. But before he can say "Quintiform computer error", he seems to have got himself volunteered again, this time for a suicide mission on Tsuris - the planet nobody ever comes back from.
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Bill's in trouble again. A hideous outer-space infection has transformed one of his feet into a satyr's hoof; he has two right hands; and the nurses at the hospital where he lies recovering from his last escapade are steel robots. But soon he's off again in search of science fiction's greatest clichés.
Also juvenile, and incoherent. I won't give it 1 star because every once and awhile a joke does manage to land. This book is mostly sizzle and ..Show More »very little steak.« Show Less
Bill - the perfect Starship Trooper: big, brawny, and brainwashed. Possessor of two right arms (impressive when it comes to saluting) and a foot that is threatening to turn into something more suited to being an umbrella stand than anything that could be squeezed into a size 11 sneaker.
Bill is the perfect starship trooper: big, strong, and completely brainwashed. He'll also do almost anything to save his neck. Now he's been sent to Barworld, home planet of the finest beverages in the universe. But can Bill survive an entire planet of blondes, booze, and bathtubs of champagne?
Bill has been recruited by Captain Kadaffi - better known as Captain Cadaver - for a suicide mission on the planet Eyerack. Bill has orders to die trying - but trying what, he doesn't know. Will he lead the mission? Will he survive the bombs, blondes, and booze? Will he ever find a foot?