A Private Little War

A Private Little War

By Jason Sheehan

47 North, Paperback, 9781611098945, 362pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2013

The pilots of Flyboy, Inc., landed on the alien planet of Iaxo with a mission: In one year, quash an insurrection; exploit the ancient enmities of an indigenous, tribal society; and kill the hell out of one group of natives to facilitate negotiations with the surviving group all over 110 million acres of mixed terrain. At first, the double-hush, back-burner project went well. With a ten-century technological lead on the locals, the logistical support of a powerful private military company, and aid from other outfits on the ground, it was supposed to be an easy-in, easy-out mission that would make the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., very, very rich. But the natives of Iaxo had another plan and what was once a strategic slam-dunk has become a quagmire, leaving the pilots of Flyboy, Inc., on an embattled distant planet, waiting for support and a ride home that may never come This dark debut novel tells the tale of a secret war and the struggle to stay sane in a world that makes no sense.

About the Author
In addition to being a James Beard Award-winning food journalist, author Jason Sheehan is also a former dishwasher, fry cook, saucier, chef, restaurant critic, food editor, and porn store employee. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and though he has since fled the Rust Belt repeatedly, he still harbors an intense fondness for brutal winters, Friday fish fries, Irish bars, and urban decay. As a young nerd, he fell hard for Star Wars, Doctor Who, William Gibson, Roger Zelazny, and the spaceship-and-raygun novels his father would leave on his bedside table. He dreamed of someday befriending a robot, stealing a spaceship, and wandering off across the stars in search of alien ladies and high adventure. Since that hasn t happened (yet ), he now writes about it instead which is almost as good. And yet despite all this, his mother still kinda thinks he should ve been an orthodontist.