by Darryl Hicks
Humorous SciFi yarn involving Earthling humans, faster than light (FTL) travel, and events on 2 planets. There's also a turkey baster, a mermaid, and jumping fish. Many oddball characters have a series of adventures as children and young adults. Xanth meets Discworld. All FTL travel incurs time warp. Time warp is the pimple on the butt of FTL travel.