The Voyages of Ralf, Vol. 1: The Arc of Purchaser
by R. M. Kozan
Publication Date: 17 August 2020


Literary Titan awarded the novel a Silver Book Award, lauding its "MASTERFUL USE OF LANGUAGE" and extolling it as "JUST PLAIN FUN TO READ!". Read the full review Here

Indie Reader provided a 4-Star review and acclaimed the novel Indie Approved, calling it "A THRILL RIDE... COMIC BRILLIANCE". Read the full review Here.

Reader's Favorite awarded a 5-Star Seal review, calling the novel "AN ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE WITH PLENTY OF LAUGHS ALONG THE WAY". Read the full review Here.


"A great, subversive book!" - Terran Viewpoint

"Load of malarkey." - New West York Times

"I prefer the sound of riveting during a morning lie-in" - Cosmic Spectator

Banned on Mars! A space opera comedy with satiric tone, The Voyages of Ralf owes as much to Douglas Adams as Philip K. Dick.

In the year 1969 SR (Since Reset), Mars leads a flourishing tri-galactic alliance. Space Corps Intern Ralf has had a brain-load full of the Academy and now, as he starts his second internship, he has already completed one top secret mission, suffered a great personal loss, and dealt with Zin pirates.

In a world where 'ugly' is a swear word, and the Equal Sign (=) is the primary religious icon of the status quo, Ralf is on a far-ranging adventure of personal discovery, growth, and a quest for the truth, even if it upends Martians' long-held beliefs about themselves.

Trade Paperback (203 x 127 mm)
236 pages $19.99/$14.99 (Canada/USA)
ISBN 978-0-9920119-2-5
BISAC: FICO28030 Science Fiction/Space Opera