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Event Horizon

(1991)
(The first book in the Black Hole Travel Agency series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
With two series to his credit (Robotech and Sentinels), McKinney's latest may be a botched shot at scoring a hat trick. America in the 21st century is a land of electric cars and massive civilian conservation corps, where everyone flocks to giant theme parks like Gaian DaiseyLand for a good time. Unknown to the Earth-bound, the rest of the universe's residents enjoy traveling at the speed of light from one planet to the other via companies like the Black Hole Travel Agency. Through a case of mistaken identity Lucky Junknowitz is whisked away by the agency into an elaborate space opera. Paired with Sheena, a sexy travel-agency guide, Junknowitz at first resists his captors; eventually, he decides to fool the bad guys into believing he is indeed Professor Vanderloopp. 251 and thereby learn their secret plans. Though McKinney leapfrogs the plot across the galaxy and parades a wide variety of characters, there is no dramatic tension to pull the reader along, and a silly sense of humor undercuts any engaging vision of an ecologically reclaimed Earth. The plot is left in an unresolved muddle, presumably for the sequel.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Event Horizon: The Black Hole Travel Agency Book 1
Author(s): Jack McKinney
ISBN: 0-09-910761-9 / 978-0-09-910761-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
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May 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Event Horizon: Black Hole Travel Agency, Book 1
Author(s): Jack McKinney
ISBN: 0-345-37053-8 / 978-0-345-37053-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Event Horizon (The Black Hole Travel Agency Book 1)
Author(s): James Luceno, Brian Daley
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