Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wife-Stealing Time

Novelette by R. Garcia y Robertson

Sequel to SinBad the Sand Sailor and after this I'll be looking forward to more SinBad stories in the future.

Wife-Stealing time is when the Crow of Mars allow their men to kidnap away from their husbands any married women they've slept with over the past year. Pretty Bottom doesn't want to be stolen, but has had quite enough of her husband, so of course she ends up with SinBad. Then they have to save a vegan lion-hunting party.

Trades some of the first story's manic energy for more comedy and a bit more sex, but this one still moves fast. An adventure story much more to my taste, staying more in one place instead of always in transit. The ending was a little out-of-nowhere, but that isn't a problem in this story. Despite liking it better, I'm still only giving this one a 3.5 out of 5.

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