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Space Holes - First Transmission

Space Holes

First Transmission

By B. R. Louis
Categories: Fiction, Humorous, Alien Contact, Space Exploration, Adventure, Satire
Series: Space Holes
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744308129, 320 pages, March 2024
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744308143, 320 pages, March 2024
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744308181, 482 pages, March 2024
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744308228, 256 pages, March 2024
Paperback : 9780744308136, 320 pages, March 2025

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The fate of the frog-like alien civilization of Nerelkor is left in the hands of an intergalactic sales team and an underqualified tag-along on a mission to sell misprinted merchandise.


Saving an alien planet is nothing compared to meeting your sales quota.

Marcus Aimond, untrained tag-along aboard humanity's first intergalactic exploratory commerce vessel, has a singular mission: sell off-brand misprinted merchandise.

When the rookie and his crew encounter the Nerelkor, a frog-like civilization, he is thrust head-first into an alien civil war. The opposing factions, Rejault and Dinasc, are stuck in an ill-fated feud driven by deep-rooted ineptitude. To avoid the planet’s total annihilation and establish a local sales office, Aimond and the crew must survive arena combat, reshape the very structure of the planet, establish world peace, and stay alive—for the sake of positive branding, of course.


“Absolutely hilarious. Late-stage capitalism meets Douglas Adams—sharp humor, and sharp sci-fi!” —Jeff Somers, author of The Electric Church and Writing Without Rules

Space Holes: First Transmission is an amusing absurdist romp full of sharp social satire, whimsical characters, and quite a lot of explosions. It’s sure to please any sci-fi comedy enthusiast.” —Marcus Alexander Hart, author of the Galaxy Cruise saga

Space Holes is a raucous satire that probes the cosmic limits of corporate and bureaucratic folly. Like Idiocracy set in deep space.” —Emily Jane, USA Today bestselling author of On Earth as it Is on Television

“This novel combines the over-the-top satire and sheer corporate bureaucratic farce of the movie Office Space and sets it in a universe reminiscent of John Scalzi’s Redshirts with its parody/homage to Star Trek.” Library Journal

“The first volume of novelist B. R. Louis’s new ‘First Transmissions’ science fiction series, Space Holes showcases the author’s genuine flair for the original and the blending humor with memorable characters and more plot twists and turns than a Kansas tornado or a Coney Island roller coaster. A fun read from start to finish . . .”Midwest Book Review