Bill was a peaceful farm boy until he was lured by the martial music of a passing recruitment sergeant, drugged, and made to enlist in the Empire Space Corps. His basic training is sheer hell, but somehow he manages to stay alive and achieve the rank of Fusetender 6th Class in the process. En route to an engagement with the lizard-like Chingers, Bill's spaceship is involved in a supreme conflict and -- by accident -- Bill is the man who saves the ship and wins the day. A grateful Galaxy awards him its highest accolade: the Purple Dart, to be presented by the Emperor himself on the fabulous aluminium-covered planet Helio. And then his adventures really start to take off in the most bizarre and surprising ways ...
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SALES POINTS * 'Simply the funniest science fiction book ever written' Terry Pratchett * 'The Catch 22 of SF' Irish Times * 'Wonderfully funny ... irresistible' Brian AldissReview:
'Simply the funniest Science Fiction book ever written' -- Terry Pratchett
'The Catch-22 of SF' -- Irish Times
'Wonderfully funny ... irresistable' -- Brian Aldiss
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1969. Book Condition: Fair. New Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89764383
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Book Description Penguin, UK, 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd printing. A little edge and siurface wear; minor sticker ghost; minor creasing. Bookseller Inventory # MI18
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002086227
Book Description Penguin, Uk, 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. some shelf wear, some minor wear to edges, minor creasing to spine, a very good tight clean copy. Bill - the perfect spaceship trooper! Compact first edition, listed as number 153, dated august 1965, rare edition of the first outing for Bill - a new and entertaining hero. plus other short stories from Moorcock, Reynolds, Aldiss and others. Bookseller Inventory # 624266
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Book Description Penguin, 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good: Moderate signs of wear. Cover Art: Mike Little (illustrator). © 1965: 1st in the 'Bill, The Galactic Hero' series of books:- Synopsis: Don't try to be human, Bill. You know it won't work. You're a hero, Bill, a real galactic hero. And if you can't take a joke you shouldn't have joined. Bill enlists in the mighty forces of the Galactic Empire, to travel to the steel labyrinth of Helior at the centre of this Dark Age of space. As he says, 'War sure is hell' - and a man must lose his soul to serve the Empire:- (original cost £0.60). Bookseller Inventory # 14.005.00161
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Book Description Penguin. 2nd. 2nd Edition, 1976. Book very good slight shelf wear on top and bottom edges. Bookseller Inventory # 405