Pizza, lager and computer games. Roy is a thirty something disillusioned teacher bored with his mundane daily routine. His only talent in life is his ability to successfully challenge spotty teenage computer gamers and give them a good online thrashing. An opportunity of a life time gives Roy the courage to tell his boss to shove his job where the sun doesn't shine. Thrown into a galactic world of space invaders Roy discovers love, lager and life beyond Uranus! A comedy space romp washed down with curry and pizza.
A full novel of 80,000 words. Some of them aren't rude.
The inside of the shuttle was like a small aircraft. There were eight black leather seats on either side of an aisle with windows beside each seat. The interior has been painted white with a white carpet running the length of the isle between the seats. I made a mental note about their obsession with white. As I stared out of the windows I could see the Earth! It looked absolutely fantastic, a blue, green ball with white bits set against the blackness of space. I stood watching the view mesmerized by the beauty of my own planet. This was the most fantastic thing I'd ever seen.
I knew about the moon landings as a child because I had watched documentaries about them. I had seen the shuttle taking off for the first time and the explosions in later years. Even though I knew it was dangerous, as a child I had always wanted to be an astronaut. As I got older I realised that only American and Russians went into space. I then realised that only the very best special test pilots got to fly the shuttles. My dreams were shattered as I became aware of my lack of ability and nationality. And here I was looking back at the Earth and I felt five years old again.