By Mark Crilley
Akiko and her crew–Spuckler Boach, Mr. Beeba, Poog, and Gax–are competing in an intergalactic race from one facet of the universe to the opposite. alongside the way in which they must make it in the course of the slim passages of the Labyrinth of Lulla-ma-Waygo, the infamous nearly Black gap of Luzbert-7, and the lethal Jaws of McVluddapuck. All Akiko desires to do is make it again to Earth in a single piece!
But while Spuckler discovers that his previous rival Bluggamin Streed is additionally within the race, successful turns into crucial factor. And Akiko speedy unearths herself stuck up within the festival. Who will move domestic with the prestigious Centauri Cup?
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