There are many stories in existence that give us a rendition of space farers meeting up with aliens who not only attempt to take over the ship of the humans, but decide these fleshy beings might just taste good as a late night snack. I myself wrote a screenplay many years back on something similar. Perhaps one day I'll get around to re-writing Through Naked Space as a novel. In Fatal Boarding, author E.R. Mason gives us his take on this well-worn storyline and does an exceptional job of it.
Adrian Tarn is simply one more member on the crew of a spaceship that happens to investigate a derelict vessel they locate amidst the stars. Oddly enough they don't find anyone on board this dead ship, living or dead. But their sensors tell them there are life forms on board - quite a few in fact. Still, no amount of exploring turns up anything other than mishaps for the crewmen who go aboard this vessel of ill-fortune.
Once back on board their own ship the crew discover more mishaps occurring as well as crewmen turning up missing. When the captain joins this list of missing people and Adrian Tarn becomes acting captain in his stead, the rest of the crew wonder if they are in good hands.
In Fatal Boarding E. R. Mason gives an adventurous account of life among the stars for those who prefer traveling "out there" rather than remaining land-bound. For a fun adventure with plenty of fast-paced action, download your copy of Fatal Boarding from Smashwords or Amazon.
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