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Prepare for take-off with There Goes the Galaxy, Jenn Thorson's humorous science fiction series that pits Earthling, Bertram Ludlow, in a race against time, stun-gun migraines and intergalactic squatter's rights. 

Look below for links to purchase the book in a number of popular Earth formats. And if you'd care to help support this independently published book series by spreading the good word through some stellar spacey swag, you can find that here, too.
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There Goes the Galaxy (Book One)

Available in paperback and for Kindle

 

 bookIt’s the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun-gun. Boy learns he’s the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from extreme world makeover by inter-stellar landlords.
 
Yeah: he thinks it’s a bit much, too.
 
Like everyone else on his planet, Bertram Ludlow hasn’t paid much attention to fluctuations in the intergalactic real estate market. But as a cognitive psychology grad student, he has given some thought to what a complete mental breakdown looks like. And this is pretty close.
 
Now he’s discovering space is a mad and mind-boggling place where interspecies communication rests on the power of a gumball. Where androids demand better work/life balance. Where crime is Art, technology still has its bugs, and lasers don’t actually go “pyew-pyew.”
 
It’s also surprisingly easy to get on the Universe’s Most Wanted list.
 
So with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the cosmic law on his tail, can Bertram outrun, outwit, and out-bid to save the Earthling squatters from one spaced-out redevelopment plan?
When the Earth ends up on the Universal real estate market for some quick cash, the backspace planet’s human squatters remain blissfully unaware-- with one exception: “There Goes the Galaxy’s” bewildered leading man, cog psych grad student, Bertram Ludlow.
 
This humorous space fantasy tasks Bertram to save his planet from an extreme world makeover by extra-terrestrial landlords.This 120,000-word novel offers a merry tweak of today’s pop culture, technology, and bureaucracy. And it leads Bertram Ludlow into a mad and mind-boggling universe of AWOL planets, shady Underworld friendships

 

It's the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun gun. Boy learns he's the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from an extreme world makeover by interstellar landlords.


Yeah: he thinks it's a bit much, too.


Like everyone else on his planet, Bertram Ludlow hasn't paid much attention to fluctuations in the intergalactic real estate market. But as a cognitive psychology grad student, he has given some thought to what a complete mental breakdown looks like. And this is pretty close.


Now Bertram is discovering space is a mad and mind-boggling place where interspecies communication rests on the power of a gumball... Where androids demand better work/life balance... Where crime is Art, technology still has its bugs, and lasers don't go "pyew-pyew." 


It's also surprisingly easy to get on the Universe's Most Wanted List. 


So with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the cosmic law on his tail, can Bertram outrun, outwit and out-bid to save the Earthling squatters from one spaced-out redevelopment plan? 


Order your copy today:


--Paperback through Amazon.com (U.S.) 


--Kindle ebook through Amazon.com (U.S.)


Amazon Kindle/Paperback in:


--The UK

--Canada

--Germany

--Australia

--France

--Spain

--Italy

--Mexico

--Brazil

--Japan



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The Purloined Number (There Goes the Galaxy, Book Two)

Available in paperback and for Kindle

 

 bookIt’s the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun-gun. Boy learns he’s the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from extreme world makeover by inter-stellar landlords.
 
Yeah: he thinks it’s a bit much, too.
 
Like everyone else on his planet, Bertram Ludlow hasn’t paid much attention to fluctuations in the intergalactic real estate market. But as a cognitive psychology grad student, he has given some thought to what a complete mental breakdown looks like. And this is pretty close.
 
Now he’s discovering space is a mad and mind-boggling place where interspecies communication rests on the power of a gumball. Where androids demand better work/life balance. Where crime is Art, technology still has its bugs, and lasers don’t actually go “pyew-pyew.”
 
It’s also surprisingly easy to get on the Universe’s Most Wanted list.
 
So with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the cosmic law on his tail, can Bertram outrun, outwit, and out-bid to save the Earthling squatters from one spaced-out redevelopment plan?
When the Earth ends up on the Universal real estate market for some quick cash, the backspace planet’s human squatters remain blissfully unaware-- with one exception: “There Goes the Galaxy’s” bewildered leading man, cog psych grad student, Bertram Ludlow.
 
This humorous space fantasy tasks Bertram to save his planet from an extreme world makeover by extra-terrestrial landlords.This 120,000-word novel offers a merry tweak of today’s pop culture, technology, and bureaucracy. And it leads Bertram Ludlow into a mad and mind-boggling universe of AWOL planets, shady Underworld friendships

 

Life in the Greater Communicating Universe isn't easy. But death, now that has its perks.


For Rollie Tsmorlood, escaping a prison planet that no one ever survives... well, it's more than a smart lifestyle choice. It's the perfect chance to unleash some covert revenge.


But when someone steals the number three for ransom, suddenly Rollie's not the only one looking for justice. Universal systems have ground to a halt. A third of the universe is trapped in a mysterious viral field. Even the Earth's stuck in a looky-no-touchy zone.


Add to this, Rollie's beloved ship has been sold for space salvage, and what's an industrious deadman to do?


Earthling pal Bertram Ludlow knows. He's learned a lot since ducking death himself. He's discovered the thrill of second chances, the power of cold, hard cash... and he's more than certain his planet's endured enough.


Soon, Rollie and Bertram are caught up in a confounding case of cosmic conspiracy, two-faced dames, hot pursuit and lukewarm vending machine seafood.


Can Rollie and Bertram track down the numeroterrorist, free the GCU and rescue Rollie's greatest nemesis... before their own numbers are up?


Order your copy today:


--Paperback through Amazon.com (U.S.)


--Kindle ebook through Amazon.com (U.S.) 


Amazon Kindle/Paperback in:


--The UK

--Canada

--Germany

--Australia

--France

--Spain

--Italy

--Mexico

--Brazil

--Japan


Tryfling Matters (Book Three)

Available in paperback and for Kindle

 

 bookIt’s the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun-gun. Boy learns he’s the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from extreme world makeover by inter-stellar landlords.
 
Yeah: he thinks it’s a bit much, too.
 
Like everyone else on his planet, Bertram Ludlow hasn’t paid much attention to fluctuations in the intergalactic real estate market. But as a cognitive psychology grad student, he has given some thought to what a complete mental breakdown looks like. And this is pretty close.
 
Now he’s discovering space is a mad and mind-boggling place where interspecies communication rests on the power of a gumball. Where androids demand better work/life balance. Where crime is Art, technology still has its bugs, and lasers don’t actually go “pyew-pyew.”
 
It’s also surprisingly easy to get on the Universe’s Most Wanted list.
 
So with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the cosmic law on his tail, can Bertram outrun, outwit, and out-bid to save the Earthling squatters from one spaced-out redevelopment plan?
When the Earth ends up on the Universal real estate market for some quick cash, the backspace planet’s human squatters remain blissfully unaware-- with one exception: “There Goes the Galaxy’s” bewildered leading man, cog psych grad student, Bertram Ludlow.
 
This humorous space fantasy tasks Bertram to save his planet from an extreme world makeover by extra-terrestrial landlords.This 120,000-word novel offers a merry tweak of today’s pop culture, technology, and bureaucracy. And it leads Bertram Ludlow into a mad and mind-boggling universe of AWOL planets, shady Underworld friendships

 

They say you can’t go home again. But some people never listen.

Earth— known to the rest of the universe as Tryfe.

No matter what you call it, the little blue planet’s had its share of hard knocks. It’s been bought and sold to alien developers. It’s been held for ransom. Now the universe’s most famous Tryflings—Bertram Ludlow and Rozz Mercer—have returned to clean up the mess.

And what a mess it is. Family is acting strange. An alien corporation is running the place. And corporate outreach has an unusually hungry vibe.

Of course, even alien overlords need quality staff, so Bertram and Rozz boldly dive into the belly of the beast. As corporate spies, they must navigate a dangerous trail of conspiracy theorists, assassins, energy beverages and boy bands—all while battling the darkest force of all: day jobs.

Can the Tryfling defenders save Life As We Know It, or have Bertram and Rozz bitten off more than they can chew?

Don’t miss this exciting conclusion to the There Goes the Galaxy trilogy!


Order your copy today:


http://www.amazon.com/Tryfling-Matters-There-Goes-Galaxy/dp/0983804567/



Also available in the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, India and Japan.

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Cards Against the GCU
From the author's recent trilogy celebration party came a tweaked version of Cards Against Humanity with items based on the There Goes the Galaxy series, jokingly called Cards Against the Greater Communicating Universe (GCU). Some readers expressed interest in wanting a copy. It's a Creative Commons license-- nobody's profiting on this and you can download it as long as you don't sell it. Consider it a little freebie from the author to her readers! Grab it below":
Free Short Story Based on Characters from There Goes the Galaxy

If you like the series, you might enjoy "The Hyphiz Deltan Job," a free short story featuring characters from There Goes the Galaxy. It takes place before book one and features familiar faces from that story, including Rollie Tsmorlood and Tseethe Tsardonee. It's currently residing on Jenn Thorson's blog, Of Cabbages and Kings. Click here.

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FREE!- "I'm Reading There Goes the Galaxy" Embeddable Badge
Tell the online universe about There Goes the Galaxy by adding this supernova badge to your blog or web site! Just copy the code here:
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There Goes the Galaxy What Will Bertram Do Car Magnet
"What Will Bertram Do?" Car Magnet
Bertram Ludlow needs all the help he can get. So why not tell folks on this planet about Bertram's adventures, by slapping some magnety goodness onto your car or fridge? Click to order.
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Greater Communicating Universe Tourist Sticker
"GCU (Greater Communicating Universe)" Bumpersticker
Show this world you've earned your space legs with this GCU travel sticker. Stick it on your favorite car, totebag or Interplanetary Cruise Vessel. Click to order.
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Saving the World isn't Glamorous Bumpersticker
"No One Ever Said Saving the World Would Be Glamorous, Ludlow" Bumpersticker
For the unsung hero who actually kinda wants to sing about it a little. Click to order.
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There Goes the Galaxy Men's Crater Club T-Shirt
Crater Club Men's T-Shirt
So your family went to the planet Vos Laegos and all they brought you was a t-shirt. But at least it's from the Crater Club, one of Vos Laegos City's most supernova hotspots, so it's always in style. Click to order.
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There Goes the Galaxy Ladies' Crater Club T-Shirt
Crater Club Women's T-Shirt
The planet Vos Laegos' #1 Hole in the Ground tourist destination promises thrills, swill and this out-of-this-world souvenir t-shirt. Click to order.
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