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The Rented Mule touches down,
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This review is from: Vitalis (Kindle Edition)
Stories about civilised people stranded in wild and barbaric lands are a distinctive genre, and Jason Halstead ably weaves such a tale in his Vitalis Omnibus.
Kira is the hottest thing that's ever set foot on The Rented Mule. Rudely dumped out of cold sleep by a mysterious encounter with alien hostiles, her spaceship and its crew are forced to crash land into the bedrock of the ocean on an uncharted planet. This turns out to be less hospitable than they imagined; the native dinosaur-chickens, or "Chickasaurs", are not exactly friendly. However, the crew soon realise that mere dinosaurs are the least of their problems. The book is great fun, and packs a surprisingly poignant punch at the end.