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Monday, October 16, 2017

Space Orville is a Sci-Fi Y. A. Adventure by Jeff Whellan

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Space Orville

Meet Space Orville and his band of intergalactic misfits, monsters and mutants. Dare to see if one teenage rebel can hold a bunch of grown-ups together long enough to save the universe....

Space Orville is a Science Fiction, Young Adult, Humorous, Adventure novel from independent author Jeff Whelan.


Space Orville, a young Earthman of 16, is relishing his new life as an independent grown-up. He has just been accepted as an apprentice with Morphean Gaming Systems and has moved into an Earth-orbiting apartment with his companion, NeutroFuzz, to test holographic video games. As a result of a questionnaire he answered in the back of a magazine, Space Orville finds himself recruited by the Universal Protection Service to rescue a brilliant inventor who has been kidnapped by a group of diseased refugees seeking a cure for their malady. But these exiled aliens may have more nefarious plans for this inventor's device. Initially perplexed, Space Orville becomes thrilled at being recruited for this dangerous mission. He is therefore bummed to find himself partnered with a warrior dwarf.

Meanwhile, two agents from the OmniCosmic Alliance are in pursuit of a dangerously powerful and deranged scientist, one Bizmo the Inconceivable, who has escaped from prison with a device that can alter reality and enslave every living mind. When these two missions collide, Space Orville must find a way to work with this new team of real "grown-ups" while maintaining a hold on his newfound independence.

Space Orville is not only a rollicking, interstellar adventure loaded with mind-altering concepts and wordplay, but an exploration of how learning to work with others is a large part of learning to be one's self.Space Orville, a young Earthman of 16, is relishing his new life as an independent "grown-up". He has just been accepted as an apprentice with Morphean Gaming Systems and has moved into an Earth-orbiting apartment with his companion, NeutroFuzz, to test holographic video games. As a result of a questionnaire he answered in the back of a magazine, Space Orville finds himself recruited by the Universal Protection Service to rescue a brilliant inventor who has been kidnapped by a group of diseased refugees seeking a cure for their malady. But these exiled aliens may have more nefarious plans for this inventor's device. Initially perplexed, Space Orville becomes thrilled at being recruited for this dangerous mission. He is therefore bummed to find himself partnered with a warrior dwarf.

Praise for Space Orville


Throughout the nonstop action, author Jeff Whelan serves up vivid description, priceless Lewis Carroll-like dialogue and wordplay, as well as meditations both profound and playful on the meaning of time and existence. Whelan has a feast in store for you; he creates that literary miracle, an expansive, fully formed, vibrantly imagined, believably magical world. -Goodreads Review


Honestly, I'm in a little bit of awe of Jeff Whelan. That he created all these detailed (and evil) characters, that he could imagine so many specific and practical details about the future, that he was capable of engaging this reader and never once let me feel disoriented in this peculiar rendition of the universe and its space travel, was just remarkable. Yeah, I'm in a little bit of awe of Jeff... and maybe a little bit scared, too This was a fantastic read, witty and well written, and I highly recommend it. -Amazon Review


Jeff Whelan

Jeff Whelan was born near Chicago and did his growing up in the smallish town of DeKalb, Illinois. Taking time to travel up and down the east coast with a carnival in his teens and spending a good part of his 20s living and working in San Francisco, Jeff returned to DeKalb and, to his surprise, found himself settling down and starting a family. Jeff worked 20 happy and fulfilling years in the field of special education. Then, thanks to the high cost of day care, he became a happy and fulfilled stay-at-home parent. Now that his children are both full-time schoolers, he has made his triumphant return to work by day as a special education paraprofessional and remains, by night, a home-based medical transcriptionist.From an idea born in 1982, Jeff's first full-length novel was finally completed in 2001. Ten years later, he discovered the wonders of e-book self-publishing and is delighted to have a way to share his story with readers hungry for a departure from adolescent wizards and teenage vampires. Matters of life and death, it turns out, don't have to be so serious all the time.

Jeff hopes you will enjoy his work and ask for more. He'll be happy to oblige.



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