A great review of AHOP posted at SFReader.com
". . . brilliantly executed, with solid writing, outstanding imagery, good conflict and humorously framed epiphany. But it's the straight-faced way in which Mangan mangles the classic Flash Gordon-style space epic that had me literally laughing out loud. From Dirk's solution to freeing the Space Women from their Mind Control devices to the improbable Octopus Men, this story will have you in pieces. No pun intended."
Thanks much to reviewer S. Fazekas for the kind words!