Publisher Description

When her clanship's sensors are damaged, Captain Klarin-yal hires an expensive human expert to effect repairs. Unfortunately, the human is afraid of reptiles. More unfortunately, during the explosion, a reptilian pet escaped into the ship. Even worse, the pet is about to have babies...

Now it's up to Kinahran ("Moonfur" in Terran) and her little sister Embereyes (whose pet it was anyway) to find the animal before the human flees in disgust, leaving the clanship crippled -- an outcome that would surely have the Captain using their ears for belt-pouches, and their tails for a belt!

Originally published in the fanzine Pawprints, "Leaping Lizards" is the introductory short story for the science fiction universe of the Kintarans.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
31
Pages
PUBLISHER
Elizabeth McCoy
SELLER
Smashwords, Inc.
SIZE
128.7
KB

Customer Reviews

2ndragon ,

Quick sci-fi romp

An enjoyable story about two young aliens facing down a series of minor crises.

Playing to relax ,

Fun short story suitable for children

But not childish. I will see what else she has written.

Seattle Portista ,

Not enough "there" there

This felt like the first 75 pages of a book that hasn't been (and apparently won't be) written. There's the beginning of some decent world-building, with a feline vice hominid culture, that I would like to read more about... but this barely-novella length work is barely long enough to make it disappoints when it ends.

If it were worse I'd probably have given it a third star. The author's imagination is good enough, and her writing skillful enough, that my disappointment in "Leaping Lizards" is that much greater.

More Books by Elizabeth McCoy