Snips and Snails

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Haatha Chaas'-Eighth is an Mmsar poet, content to live alone though his brothers all have families of their own. Unfortunately, someone left a clutch of eggs in his back yard, and now he's got to deal with hatchling Mmsar, which are no better than vermin at that age. But one hatchling, despite its lack of sapience, has an intriguing cunning...

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About Elizabeth McCoy

Elizabeth McCoy's fiction has appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress #7, in the "Best In Show" anthology by Sofawolf*, and in the fanzine "Pawprints" (published by Conrad Wong & T. Jordan Peacock). Her tabletop RPG writing is published by Steve Jackson Games. As her author bios in SJ Games' material continually state, she lives in the Frozen Wastelands of New England, with a spouse, child, and assorted cats.

She hopes that her work will be enjoyed, and is always a bit awkward about referring to herself in the third person.

*Best in Show has been re-published as: "Furry!: The Best Anthropomorphic Fiction!" (Fred Patten, ed.)

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Reviews of Snips and Snails by Elizabeth McCoy

Kythryne Aisling reviewed on May 3, 2013

He just wants to write his poetry, but this pesky hatchling is giving him a hard time of it. I giggled my way through this, reading in the few moments I had to spare around getting my own argumentative hatchling... er, toddler... off to bed. A fun little story with some twists that make perfect sense once you contort your brain in the right direction.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Conrad Wong reviewed on May 8, 2012

A great peek into the lifecycle of aliens. E. McCoy's writing is as entertaining and lively as always, as she outlines how Mmsar biology affects their society, with parallels and tangents to our own. (this is a race of which the phrase 'rugrats' might be quite appropriate for their young, with all its negative connotations of feral behavior)

I look forward to reading more of E. McCoy's stories involving Mmsars, now that we have a fresh perspective on them.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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