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Stranded on Earth: A Guide for Misplaced Aliens


Earth. It's a scary place, especially if you've never been there before. It's even scarier if you're stuck there, forced to stay for a while until you can catch the next wormhole opening that will take you home.

Fortunately, there's help. There are beings in the galaxy that have studied Earth more than you and have immersed themselves in the satellite transmissions the planet regularly sends beaming into space. They know about humans and how they work. They can help you survive, and maybe even thrive, in this scary time.

These wise individuals have assembled Stranded on Earth with you in mind. In its pages, they have placed wisdom such as:

• In your time on Earth, you will discover that there are some areas in which humans have demonstrated a strain of genius, and one of the greatest of these is the cooking technique known as deep-frying.

• Customer service has declined in recent years, primarily because humans seem to have grown weary of the effort it takes to pretend they don’t hate each other. 

• Humans like to think of their technology as being omnipresent and part of every aspect of their lives, which may seem quaint to those of us accustomed to seeing through silicon eyes and being surrounded by planetary “wildlife” that is solely composed of broken or runaway robots.

These tips and more make Stranded on Earth incredibly valuable for all aliens forced to stay on the planet—or for any natives who have the sneaking feeling that something about their planet is not quite right.

About the creators

Jason M. Hardy is currently employed as mile marker 138.5 on a tollway in Indiana. He also develops the Shadowrun role-playing game for Catalyst Game Labs.

Tony Steele composes romantic ballads designed to help teapots express their emotions. He also does arty things, like the stuff at

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April 20th, 2012
This book makes an excellent companion piece-in-spirit to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Expanding on the themes of stranded aliens, Hardy uses his his parched-dry humor to eviscerate popular culture, relationships, religion and anything [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 05, 2012.