Join us at City Lit Books for a reading by Patrick Edwards, author of the new science-fiction novel Space Tripping.
The story follows Chuck, a trucker who never thought too deeply about whether aliens existed—until an intergalactic transport pilot drunkenly crashes on Earth and tries to steal his truck. Chuck finds himself unwittingly roped into helping Jopp work off a debt to the universe’s most powerful corporation, the Prime Partners Intergalactic Consortium. Through a series of mishaps and misfortune, the duo finds themselves in possession of a mysterious black case. In order to survive, they must fend off murderous marauders, an interplanetary police force, a peculiar crime boss, and escape a backwater planet inhabited by alien hillbillies.
A winner of the 2016 Nerdist Space Opera Contest!
"A funny, imaginative sci-fi misadventure that channels Douglas Adams with its surreal universe and the manic creatures who inhabit it." —Zac Thompson, VICE contributor & co-creator of The Dregs comic
"An exciting and original work of geekdom and fun!" —Scott Kenemore, author of Zombie, Ohio
"If Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy developed a drinking problem! But a fun drinking problem." —Nick Scott, co-author of Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory
Patrick Edwards was born and raised in Chicago, went to Augustana College in Illinois, where he majored in business studies, with a minor in amateur libation studies (“mostly of the beer variety”). He currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Katie, and new baby, Gabriella Rose, who was born in the midst of the Nerdist Space Opera Contest.