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Author David S. Garnett
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 300pp (May change depending on the publisher and the size of the text)
ISBN 1-85723-186-4

Stargonauts is a science-fiction-comedy novel written by David S. Garnett and released in 1994. A sequel novel, Bikini Planet, followed in 2000.


The novel takes place sometime in the future, when the Earth is dominated by several wealthy and lucrative businesspeople. William Ewart - owner of Ewart Communications - is one of these, and is completely obsessed with maintaining his position as the wealthiest man on Earth.

After a hostile takeover by another rival leaves him powerless, Ewart leaves Earth along with his henchman Grawl to marry his fourth wife, a princess of Algol. Along with a dysfunctional group of mercenaries and missionaries, the group proceeds to the pleasure-planet Hideaway, where Ewart hopes to make a quick comeback after his humiliating downfall on Earth.


In 2000, Garnett wrote a follow-up novel entitled Bikini Planet. However, the novel only features two of the original characters - in this case, Grawl and Princess Janesmith - and thus is only an indirect sequel to the original.