ON loan to the GBI, Bill is sent on a special mission to the ultimate trooper's paradise - Barworld, in Bill, the Galactic Hero ... On the Planet of The Hippies from Hell (published in the US as: Bill, the Galactic Hero ... On the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars) by Harry Harrison and David Bischoff. Along with fellow agent Elliot Methadrine (a G-man - he says "Gee" a lot and reminds Bill of his old buddy Eager Beager - and look what happened to him), Bill's mission is to investigate a series of Time/Space disturbances emanating from Barworld and to stop the Chingers, believed to be at the bottom of the problem, achieving time travel. But who is the wild eyed and hairy hippie hitman who nearly assassinates Bill and how does he vanish into thin air? Who is the equally hairy man who offers to tell Bill the meaning of life itself before he also vanishes? And to what lengths will Bill go to get a drink? Will he really put on a frock to get into an establishment like Uncle Nancy's Cross-Dressing Emporium? All these questions are answered (and complicated even further) in this highly enjoyable and improbable tale. Absolutely ridiculous but fun - and recommended.