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Roc, Dec 2001, 5.99, 288
ISBN 0451458605

    In 1969 Las Vegas, Wayne Norton is proud to be a Las Vegas police officer. Although twenty-one he remains a virgin who loves his girlfriend Susie and hopes to consummate their union soon. Before that can happen he sees Susie's father, a gangster, kill some rivals in cold blood. Her father then punches his lights out and puts him in a cryogenic sleep chamber. He wakes up three hundred years in the future to a world he doesn't know.
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    He's immediately drafted into GalactiCop and sent to Hideaway, an exotic pleasure playground. He is on such a top-secret mission that he doesn't even know what it is. While trying on some clothes, he meets a beautiful woman named Kiru who escaped a penal planet with a bunch of space pirates. Wayne finally loses his virginity before he and Kiru are arrested. They both escape their captors but become separated which means there won't be a happily ever after ending for this couple or will there?

    BIKINI PLANET is a fun science fiction novel that doesn't take itself seriously at all. It is a satire on the entire “grave – save the universe” space opera novels and movies that are so prevalent in fiction today. David Garnett has a delicious sense of humor, which he shows off to perfection in ironically this one of a kind novel.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Time Travel:    -   suspended animation Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Parody    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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