What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don't need air, or are immune to various maladies? But what are the consequences of squeezing werewolves, vampires and zombies into the tight confines of a spaceship?
"Film noir runs smack-dab into space opera in Lackey and Martin’s sequel to Reboots, which populated an SF universe with paranormal creatures. Principled Humph the Boggart is a down-on-his-luck private investigator on the Mos Eisley–esque, downtrodden Planet Mildred when a case neither he nor his partners can resist walks into the office." —Publishers Weekly
"The wonderful story, a clever mixing of the paranormal and space opera subgenres, is a classic tale of espionage. From the outset, Martin, through deft use of self-deprecating humor, makes Skinny Jim a sympathetic protagonist who the reader desperately wants to “survive.” Martin’s writing is easygoing and comfortable, his characters well rounded and personable, and the story’s conceit both familiar and exciting. One can easily see why Lackey, who shares many similar writing traits, would pick Martin as an author to watch. I’d certainly like to see more stories from Martin, particularly in this same universe with a broader range of paranormal beings" —Grasping for the Wind
"Really prefer my zombies, reboots, as non-thinking shambling munchers; however, this was a lot of fun. Comedic and made me laugh. Lots of derring-do and space opera." —GoodReads Review
"Inventive combination of paranormal and scifi with a quirky sense of humor. Loved it!" —GoodReads Review
(prequel novelette by Cody Martin)