Rex Nihilo

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,322 ratings

Out of the Soylent Planet: A Rex Nihilo Adventure Publisher's Summary

Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp, which reaps obscene profits by keeping the planet dependent on shipments of synthetic rations.

When Rex and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha are sentenced to work as slave labor on a massive Ubiqorp plantation, they learn the terrible secret behind the corporation's products. To escape, Rex and Sasha team up with a mis-programmed combat drone and an intelligent mutant plant to lead a rebellion against their merciless corporate overlords.

Out of the Soylent Planet is a novel-length prequel to Starship Grifters, the book New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey called "one of my favorite space romps of all time".

©2017 Robert Kroese (P)2018 Robert Kroese
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  • Book 0

    • Out of the Soylent Planet: A Rex Nihilo Adventure

    • Starship Grifters, Book 0
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp, which reaps obscene profits by keeping the planet dependent on shipments of synthetic rations. When Rex and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha are sentenced to work as slave labor on a massive Ubiqorp plantation, they learn the terrible secret behind the corporation's products.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most I’ve laughed in a long time

    • By Richard on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1

    • Starship Grifters

    • Rex Nihilo, Book 1
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,911
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,782

    A space-faring ne'er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain. But when he fleeces a wealthy weapons dealer in a high-stakes poker game, he ends up winning a worthless planet - and owing an outstanding debt more vast than space itself! The only way for Rex to escape a lifetime of torture on the prison world Gulagatraz is to score a big payday by pulling off his biggest scam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes you just gotta give a book a chance!

    • By Sad Carlos on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Aye, Robot

    • A Rex Nihilo Adventure - Starship Grifters, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    After interstellar con man Rex Nihilo hijacks a cargo freighter on a whim, he decides that he, and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha, have found their calling as space pirates. But when the ship's cargo turns out to be a cryogenically frozen religious fanatic who holds the secret to a vast galactic conspiracy, Rex and Sasha find themselves on the run from real pirates - as well as agents of the oppressive Malarchy, crazy space cultists, and the Ursa Minor mafia. If Rex is going to get out of this jam alive, he might just have to save the galaxy - again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story with Bonus Novella, Recording needs review.

    • By Todd Bowman on 08-25-17
    • A Rex Nihilo Adventure - Starship Grifters, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 290 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95