The Most Chaotic Midlife Crisis in Cosmic History

One lonely plumber.
One bad decision.
One trillion lives upended.

This is the story of Roy, the architect of an epic crisis that paralyzed the largest space station in the universe. What sounds like the work of an evil genius was anything but. Roy belly-flopped into a vat of bad ideas, birthing the ultimate pandemonium.

The aftermath created a legend, but the lunacy behind it remained a mystery. That is, until now. With the aid of footage and eyewitness accounts, this book reveals the truth behind the chaos.



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“If you’re a fan of satirical works such as Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, you’re going to love Roy. This is an absolute banger of a novel that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys well-written satire.” —Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite

“The wildest, most chaotically fun science fiction book I have had the pleasure to read in a long while. I hope more people hear about Roy and the Puki Horpocket series because it is out of this world!” —Justine Reyes, Readers’ Favorite

“Puki’s story has found a most satisfying champion in Zachry Wheeler who manages to do justice to this most interesting tale.” —Geoff Habiger, Readers’ Favorite

“I loved the way Puki conducts his interviews, both informative and funny. Overall, Roy is a fantastic story, well-written, and a quick easy read. Highly recommended.” —Natalie Soine, Readers’ Favorite

Roy appealed to my off-beat sense of humor! This book is the product of a vivid imagination and is an entertaining read.” —Leonard William Smuts, Readers’ Favorite


Greetings, Earthling!

My name is Zachry Wheeler and I’m a science fiction novelist based on Earth. I was chosen to serve as translator for all terrestrial editions of Puki Horpocket Presents, a literary series beloved throughout the universe.

It’s been a great honor.

It’s also been super stressful.

Decoding an alien tongue is daunting at a baseline, let alone through the prestigious lens of Puki Horpocket. He is renowned for his unique blend of commentary, interviews, and dramatic depictions. My job is to stick the landing for human readers. I sincerely hope that I do his words justice, but admittedly, I sometimes feel like a toddler translating Orwell.

The Durangoni Space Station is home to countless species and cultures, and thus, countless lexicons. Some things are universal, like beer. Other things are regional, like atmo barriers on artificial oceans. Some things are truly horrifying and do not warrant translation, regardless of their pop culture equivalents.

I did my best, but aliens be weird, y’all.

Puki Horpocket tales are chock-full of excitement, debauchery, and blatant disregard for delicate sensibilities. Fair warning: the language is lewd and the characters are crude, so keep your wits inside the vehicle and enjoy the ride.


Puki Horpocket Presents is a loosely connected spin-off series from Max and the Multiverse, in that it takes place on the massive Durangoni Space Station from book two. In the aftermath of a frantic confrontation with an ornery snoodlecock, Roy must clean up the mess left by Max, Ross, Zoey, and Perra.

Puki Horpocket Presents: Nimi
Puki Horpocket Presents: Phil
Max and the Multiverse (Book 1)

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