Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Science Fiction short story.

Krin Tlento finds herself on the run from the bulls of the barendi herd she was hunting. Her radio sabotaged, she has but one option: to face death with honor, as befits one of the People of Tlar, with her fangs in the throat of a barendi bull.

In the unlikely event she should survive, her second priority is to retake her ship from the mutineers who left her to die.
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Review by: Mae Rock on July 18, 2011 :
Having just finished reading and reviewing Ghost Fleet I was pleasantly surprised to read this story hinting at the first contact between Tlartox and Humans. More please.
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Review by: Shoobydoo on Jan. 20, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this! This story wouldn't be out of place in a published magazine. The writing style was a bit overly formal, but I felt that it accentuated the alien narrator. The ending, too, was less than what a human would hope for but still so true to the narrator's culture that it was satisfying nonetheless. It would have been nice if a little more time was spent on the relationship between Krin and the human, so as to make the ending have more impact. A few sentences could stand to be edited to clarity here and there, but to be honest if I were to run out and purchase Analogue today and find this story between it's covers, I would be quite satisfied.
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