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No Phule like an old Phule
Asprin, Robert.
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New York : Ace Books, [2004]

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316 pages ; 18 cm.
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FICTION Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
FICTION Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy

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Phule gets on the wrong side of celebrity canine Barky the Environmental Dog by hosting a group of big game hunters who think they can bag a dinosaur on Zenobia. Needless to say, dinosaurs are not a native species. But cold, hard facts never stopped a Phule. And neither will Barky's cold, wet nose.

Author Notes

Robert Lynn Asprin was born June 28, 1946 in St. Johns, Michigan to Daniel and Lorraine Asprin. Asprin attended the University of Michigan from 1964-65. In 1965, Robert served in the U.S. Army until mid-1966. Asprin then began a career as an accountant, moving up to cost accountant in a small subsidiary of the Xerox Corporation in Ann Arbor in 1976.

In 1975, Asprin began working upon a science-fiction novel called Cold Cash War. Asprin sold this idea to St. Martin's Press and soon found himself a published writer. When other publishers approached him for a second novel, Asprin revealed that he had written up a draft of a comedy-fantasy work originally entitled The Demon and I, but they felt that he shouldn't stray far from the science-fiction of his first work. So Asprin began work on The Bug Wars. While working on The Bug Wars, Asprin was approached by Donning Publishing, and asked if he had a submission for their new publishing house, Starblaze. Asprin showed them The Demon and I, which Donning quickly accepted. At the last minute the title was changed to the familiar Another Fine Myth, which became quite popular. With that, Asprin quit his job and started his career as a fulltime freelance writer.

Asprin wrote and edited over 50 books. He died of a myocardial infarction at home in his bed on May 22, 2008.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Already famous in sf circles for his Myth Adventure series, Asprin, accompanied here by sometime mystery author Heck, is rapidly becoming just as famous for his madcap Phule books. That's Phule as in Galactic Alliance officer Willard Phule, thrill-seeking megamillionaire bachelor, who, along with his motley band of misfit troops and his ever-eloquent butler, Beeker, remains stationed on one of the alliance's drearier outposts, Zenobia. In his latest misadventures, an ambassador friend courts his favor to cajole the locals into allowing big-game hunting on the planet. As he tries to oblige, he must put up with a bungled kidnapping attempt, the meddling of his munitions magnate father, the arrival of a hotshot new recruit, and an unplanned visit from the Alliance Ecological Interplanetary Observation Union--AEIOU, that is--and celebrity canine Barky the Environmental Dog. The Phule series is a welcome send up of military sf. Asprin devotees and readers who like their sf light won't want to miss the latest installment. --Carl Hays Copyright 2004 Booklist