So Borking Good
5 out of 5 stars
Seeing the cover of Space Academy Dropouts made me so excited. I LOVE when Phipps and Kafer work together. I’m not even sure how many books of theirs I’ve read and reviewed but it’s a lot (a quick look showed me at least 16 books). Kafer is able to perform Phipps and Suttkus’s snarky comedy so well and really makes their books better.
It’s weird to start this review out by saying “are you surprised I enjoyed this book?” Because, as mentioned above, this isn’t my first, or even tenth book I’ve reviewed from Phipps – nor is it even my tenth review of a book that Phipps and Kafer have done together. Easily the best part about the two of them working together (with Suttkus, I don’t want to forget about him) is that Phipps and Suttkus’s humor throughout the book is always perfectly performed by Kafer.
Space Academy Dropouts was full of funny and interesting moments. Phipps and Suttkus wrote a book that without the humor would have been a good space opera. But… then you throw in the humor and it’s an even better book. I genuinely wanted to know what was going to happen to the crew next but I also couldn’t wait for the next random funny thing to be said.
Overall, Space Academy Dropouts was, as I said above, great. It was an interesting space opera with lots of great scenes in it from multiple different alien cultures. Voiced and performed perfectly by Kafer.
I’m thrilled that there are going to be more books in this series and they’re coming out on audio as well.
“Boldly going because they’re completely lost.”
The newly renamed Vance Turbo has sabotaged his own career at Space Fleet Academy due to a desire to atone for a training accident. Unfortunately, his actions result in him getting press-ganged into an expendable crew of misfits recruited by a legendary starship captain. Their mission? To recover a collection of lost sun-destroying missiles that could restart a galactic war. Unfortunately, Vance is smart enough to know something is wrong with this picture. After all, no sane person would recruit this crew to save the universe.
Space Academy is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Lucifer’s Star) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.
Space Academy Dropouts by CT Phipps, Michael Suttkus
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Series: Space Academy #1
Published by Podium Audio on April 12th 2022
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction
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Also by this author: Cthulhu Armageddon, Agent G: Infiltrator, The Tower of Zhaal, Lucifer's Star, I Was a Teenage Weredeer, An American Weredeer in Michigan, Lucifer's Nebula
Also in this series: , Space Academy Washouts
2 thoughts on “Space Academy Dropouts (Space Academy #1) by C.T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus (Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer)”
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I tried to write a space opera that functioned under Mel Brook’s rule that a good parody should also be an excellent example of the genre.
I love it. I think you nailed it.