A Diter-atelur and a Thysanrinae walk into a bar…a gin-joint at the ass-end of the universe. Can their young love bring peace to a decades old conflict, or will it fan the flames of war?
This story originally appeared in the 2006 DAW Books anthology COSMIC COCKTAILS More
The Formex Bosh is a gin-joint at the ass-end of the universe. Not much of a place to write home about, but the drinks are strong, the gambling lively, and people from all walks of life are welcome (as long as their credits are good). But, when two young lovers come in, a Diter-atelur and a Thysanrinae—races at war with each other for decades—will their displays of affection enrage the drunken bigotry of the hunter class Diter-nicolet, celebrating their latest kill, or water the seeds of tolerance and acceptance.
Included with this short story is an excerpt from David Westover's upcoming new series CHASING THE STEDE BONNET