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ALIENS: BEWARE OF LOW-FLYING
AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

Chip Connolly was a conscripted grunt in trouble. Here he was, stuck behind enemy lines with a bunch of cyber-uplifted rats and bats. Rats with human speech, but with rat values. Rats that knew what was worth fighting for: sex, food and strong drink. True, they were holed up on a ruined wine-farm with enough brandy to swim in. Trouble was, there wasnt much ...
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Rats, Bats and Vats

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Overview

ALIENS: BEWARE OF LOW-FLYING
AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

Chip Connolly was a conscripted grunt in trouble. Here he was, stuck behind enemy lines with a bunch of cyber-uplifted rats and bats. Rats with human speech, but with rat values. Rats that knew what was worth fighting for: sex, food and strong drink. True, they were holed up on a ruined wine-farm with enough brandy to swim in. Trouble was, there wasnt much food. And with shrew-metabolism the rats had to eat. He was next on the menu. The bats were no help: they were crazy revolutionaries planning to throw off the yoke of human enslavementwith high explosive. As if that wasnt bad enough, there was the girl theyd rescued. Rich. Beautiful. With a passionate crush on her heroic rescuer. She came with added extras: a screwball Alien tutor, and a cyber-uplifted pet galagoa tiny little lemurlike-critter with a big mouth and delusions about being the worlds greatest lover.

So: he'd volunteered for a suicide mission. Of course things only got worse. The whole crew decided to come along. Seven rats, five bats, a galago, two humans, a sea-urchin-like alien and an elderly vineyard tractor without brakes . . . against several million inimical aliens. He was going to die.

Mind you, not dying could be even more terrible. That girl might get him.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148496489
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Rats, Bats and Vats Series, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 273,568
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dave Freer, author of The Forlorn (Baen) and of many articles in scientific journals, is an expert on sharks, an accomplished rock-climber, a wine-taster, and was an unwilling conscript in the undeclared South African-Angolan war. He lives in Natal, South Africa with his wife, two sons, and four dogs.

Eric Flint is a gifted new star of military and alternate history SF. His first novel for Baen, Mother of Demons, was picked by Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. His latest solo work is 1632, a major novel of time-travel adventure. With David Drake he has collaborated on four novels in the acclaimed Belisarius series, the latest being Fortunes Stroke. A longtime labor union activist with a degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in African history, he currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2000

    Not for the Faint of Humor.

    Go for a rollicking ride of the Valkyries with a crew of cybered Rats and Bats fresh from the Vats. All you could ask from a Baen Military SF release with just a slight twist. The 'doity rats' are the good guys, and the Bats want your beer not your blood, all in all a tilt a whirl ride that hits on all cylinders. Just don't let the Rats near your beverages if they're angry with you at the moment.

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