|About the Book|
Roxanne Radius has troubles enough, unravelling the mystery of her past and evading perverted villains, but as an operative for the global security force known as Dyna-Sphere, it is her duty to take on planet Earths troubles, as well. And theseMoreRoxanne Radius has troubles enough, unravelling the mystery of her past and evading perverted villains, but as an operative for the global security force known as Dyna-Sphere, it is her duty to take on planet Earths troubles, as well. And these troubles are coming by the bucketful now that a wondering planet called Zed is in the neighborhood.It remained aloof for a time, resisting all attempts at communication, and the emissaries sent by Dyna-Sphere were never heard from again. Earth authorities worried over what to do next, but then Zed broke its silence and gave them their course. The mysterious inhabitants of Zed sent their own belligerent emissaries, and the inhabitants of Earth were forced to defend themselves in a skirmish that was merely the first thunder clap of what would become an interminable storm.And Roxanne Radius, codename: Calliope, must battle her way to the eye of that storm.When a Zed-craft crashes in Arizona, Calliope is sent to investigate. In the caverns below the mountains, she is accosted by the heinous, bat-like Zeds, rescued by a band of cave-dwelling ape folk, ravaged by giant mollusks, tormented by confused robots, and virtually probed by the Zeds evil ruler, Emperor Moebius.During her attempts to uncover the aliens intent, Calliope discovers a fellow Dyna-Sphere operative named Hesiod who is more hinderance than help, an ex-lover named Freedom who eventually reveals her true feelings about Zed and Roxanne, and a weird artifact that may be the key to the whole interplanetary hurricane: The Eyes of Aihtaprac.Codename: Calliope is a Buckflash Adventure, a bawdy retro sci-fi romp set in a 1930s that never was, a decopunk tangent to Forests Barbarella or Azpiris Lorna, and a must-read for lovers of bare-naked pulp.