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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Murray Leinster Narrator: Jim Roberts Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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Murray Leinster, whose real name was William Fitzgerald Jenkins, was an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. In The Pirates of Ersatz, he presents a fast-paced, light-hearted adventure story with a touch of Monty Python and much derring-do.

The hero, Bron Hodon, comes from a planet where there is only one vocation - space piracy. His dream is to become an electrical engineer so he makes his way to a planet with a perfect society and invents a power source that should benefit all. The perfect society does not appreciate it, accuses him of creating death rays and forces him to flee to Darth, a much more primitive planet. There, and in space, he undergoes a number of rollicking adventures that makes him wonder if space piracy - with a twist - might not be so bad after all. This tongue-in-cheek space adventure has often been compared to The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesi | 7/2/2010

    " I actually really enjoyed this book, and would suggest that everyone who enjoys humorous sci-fi to read it. But, it's not Great Literature, which is why I'm only giving it three stars. It's light, fluffy reading and enjoyable. "

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About the Author
Author Murray Leinster

Murray Leinster (1896–1975) was a pen name of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published over fifteen hundred short stories and articles, fourteen movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. His first science fiction story, “The Runaway Skyscraper,” appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy, and he won a Hugo Award for his 1956 story “Exploration Team.” He was also an inventor, best known for the front-projection process used in special effects. In Virginia, June 27, 2009, was named Will F. Jenkins Day in honor of his achievements in science fiction.

About the Narrator

Jim Roberts is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children’s books.