A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy

Publisher: Nosy Crow

From the first moment he met her, Gavin knew there was something odd about Niki; he just couldn’t quite put his finger on what it was.

She follows him everywhere but doesn’t actually seem to like him. She reminds him all the time about how cosmically insignificant he is. And then she tells him she’s a galactic princess on the run and that the Earth is about to be destroyed by her warring parents. Yeah, right!

But when he comes across a talking cat with a spaceship in the park, Gavin seriously wonders if the impossible could be true after all. And if his insignificance could be the most powerful weapon he has.

From the most mundane town in the universe to the chaos and exhilaration of battles in outer space and the trauma of almost being eaten by a drooling alien, this surreal, sci-fi adventure will take you on the ride of your life.

But behind the dry humour, exotic characters and twisting plot is a universal tale about finding your place in the world among people who care about you. Expect this story to stay with you for a long time.  

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