Voyages: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones. Vol. V: 1938-1941
by Mike Resnick
Cover Artist: Bob Eggleton
Subterranean Press Deluxe Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596068056
Date: 28 February 2017
Links: Author's Website /
Book Description: Lucifer Jones is back--and on the run again. Having been barred from the United States, Africa (Adventures), Asia (Exploits), Europe (Encounters), and South America (Hazards), he is island-hopping his way across the Pacific to Australia, the one remaining continent that will tolerate his presence.
Seems like it should be an idyllic trip, but then, nothing is ever quite idyllic where Lucifer is concerned. He meets a rather large, rather unhappy couple when he encounters King and Mrs. Kong; he comes across a hermit with an opera singer's name who has four gorgeous servants--Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; he falls in with an arduous collector--of heads; he gets passage aboard a ship whose crazed captain is in maniacal pursuit of the Puce What; and he eventually tops General MacArthur's list of least favorite people.
During the course of his voyages he and the reader encounter aol friends such as Capturin' Clyde Calhoun (who brings 'em back alive; not intact, but alive). Erich von Horst (a con man's con man), and Inspector Willie Wang (who has so many sons he has run out of names for them and uses numbers instead), as well as some new and equally memorable characters. Join 5-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick as he brings you more episodes from the life of his faborite creation, the Right Reverend Honorable Dr. Lucifer Jones ("Wedding done cheap, with a group rate for funerals.").
(Source: Subterranean Press)