The Spiderboys of Aranae, Volume 1
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An anthology of three Science Fiction short stories written by Glenn Thomas, chronicling the adventures of sixteen-year-old Haley Morgan as she runs away from home on the back of her giant spider, Paladin on the planet and Earth colony, Aranae.
1. Haley’s First Spider Bite
2. Malady in Savoy
3. Along Came a Spider More
Take off on the back of a giant spider and explore the hills of the Earth colony of Aranae in Volume One of “The Spiderboys of Aranae,” a new anthology of Science Fiction short stories by Glenn Thomas. The reader will immediately recognize all the elements of a traditional Western adventure story fused with the magic and awe of Science Fiction. Did we mention GIANT SPIDERS? An Aranaen has to do something for transportation. It’s ok, they’re friendly.
… most of them.
Ride with sixteen-year-old runaway Haley as she encounters an escaped convict, a dangerous outlaw, a creepy music-loving amphibian alien, secret agents from Earth, a psychic alien, a chatty alien, scavenger flesh-eating beetles, and a ferocious giant Trap Door spider named Jennifer.
Five spiderboys from the Liberty Star Ranch have been sent on a mission to track down and bring Haley home before she gets into more trouble or sets off an interstellar incident between Aranae and Earth, Aranae’s parent planet. Before Haley is caught or killed, one can only wonder: will Haley come home alive or will Aranae survive Haley?
Five spiderboys give chase to the troublesome teenager: Doc—their leader—Spook, Tink, Sawed-Off and Flip. So, strap on your trusty Pike 8 sidearm and jump on your favorite spider for a wild ride across the planet of Aranae.
Three spiderboy adventures comprise Volume One:
1. Haley’s First Spider Bite.
Millionaire’s daughter Haley Morgan joins forces with an unlikely ally in an escaped convict on a quest to track down and apprehend a dangerous outlaw while at the same time dodge the spiderboy search party sent to catch Haley and return her home. And as in all young-woman-joins-up-with-escaped-prisoner stories, things are bound to get out of hand.
2. Malady in Savoy.
Continuing her quest, Haley takes a job as a showgirl in the town of Savoy where she becomes the object of mistaken identity, gets caught up in interstellar intrigue and falls for a roguish fugitive agent from Earth. Shape-shifting does have its drawbacks.
3. Along Came a Spider.
Haley endures a marathon battle of survival with a monstrous Trap Door spider that is determined to pin the girl on its venom-laced fangs.
The stories run as a series so it’s best to start at the beginning.
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