An alien advance social gathering was all of the sudden nosing round my planet.
Worse, they have been lawyering up….
In the hilarious custom of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey via the outer reaches of the universe – and the interior workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music business.
Low-level leisure lawyer Nick Carter thinks it is a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun present up at his workplace. But Frampton and Carly are extremely superior (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, have they got information.
The complete cosmos, they inform him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity’s music ever since “Year Zero” (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This habit has pushed an enormous intergalactic society to commit the largest copyright violation because the Big Bang. The ensuing fines and penalties have bankrupted the entire universe. We people all of the sudden personal every thing – and the aliens will not be amused.
Nick Carter has simply been tapped to wash up this mess earlier than issues get ugly, and he is an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: He’s afraid of heights. He’s additionally about to be fired. And he occurs to have the identical identify as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a factor or two about copyright regulation. And he is packing a few different pencil-pushing superpowers that would come in useful.
Soon he is on the run from a sinister parrot and a extremely flamable vacuum cleaner. With Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick now has 48 hours to avoid wasting humanity, whereas hopefully wowing the new lady who lives down the corridor from him.