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Prey [Kindle Edition]

D.A. Boulter
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Science Fiction short story. 6000 words

Krin Tlento,of the felid Tlartox, finds herself on the run from the bulls of the barendi herd she was hunting. Her radio sabotaged, she has but one option: to face death with honor, as befits one of the People of Tlar, with her fangs in the throat of a barendi bull. In the unlikely event she should survive, her second priority is to retake her ship from the mutineers who left her to die.

Product Details

  • File Size: 87 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KT1KOG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,868 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So far everything of Boulter's is worth reading. September 11, 2011
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I don't care much for short stories. Avoid them most of the time. But since it was D A Boulter's I read it. And if Boulter writes another short story I will probably read it, but I would really like to see another full length story with intriguing plot and characters from Boulter. What can I say: This author can write.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars creative, well developed January 17, 2012
By Jrzin
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Prey is cleverly written; we find out what Krin is by how she acts and interacts. The characters make sense from the beginning and our understanding of them grows through the story. I love the subtlety and parallel to a classical story (a very obscure parallel until the very end, so it doesn't ruin the ending) but even if I didn't pick up on it, I would think it is a well crafted story.

I can't resist sharing my favorite lines, "Her ears went back to the angle of disgust. Traitors: may they all go to Tlar with fur in disarry!"

There is one somewhat jarring note... WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILER IN THE REST OF THIS REVIW............... I can believe Creslot learned a few words in Krin's language but not that they would include the ones he used later. I don't think a universal translator explains that. It doesn't make sense that it would give those words without giving others would have been as useful or more useful later and much easier to figure out from the available contexts.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who is? June 5, 2012
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This story starts off with the hunter becoming the prey of its prey. As the story unfolds you will learn the reasons for this occurance. The huntress then meets a human and this unfolds a new thread to the tale. The author does not disappoint in this story. He leaves your mind open to dreaming up side stories for his characters. There is at the end a sense for what is to happen. Well written.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good craft and concept! April 8, 2012
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Pay money for this story! A very refreshing quality of craft and an interesting plot and story concept. This story feels like a great prologue. Please write the novel.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well at least it was free April 2, 2012
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I must have missed something...I did not realize this was a 15 minute story....abet a very good one. Left me wanting more definitely....but also felt a bit cheated...would have preferred a full length novel that I paid for than a free tease....
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can cats and humans co-exist? February 4, 2012
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When I was a teenager, I saw a movie with a similar theme: Two creatures from different parts of the universe determine that it is best to help each other to survive instead of killing each other. I think the movie was Enemy Mine that starred Louis Gossett Jr. But there are a few things about Prey that makes it more memorable than that movie.

I like how Boulter subtly presents the differences between Krin and the new species. And I also liked how Krin solves, at least temporarily, the little mutiny problem.

It would be nice to see more of Krin and how she deals with the new species.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good short well witten September 30, 2013
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Prey was a compact well written short. It is a character driven story of survival and the influence survival needs have when deciding who is ally and who is enemy. Individuals from two divergent alien races are thrown together in a hostile environment and both recognize the advantage of cooperation. Boulter tells a complete story even in this short. I think PELGRAFF is still my favorite but Prey is more than worthy of my time. Good story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It was a good sci fi story about the meeting of 2 different species -...
This is a short story but it is action packed and entertaining. It ended with a "to be continued" feel but the author was able to incorporate suspense, action and surprise... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Kingston Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Liked the coming possibility but was sorry to see it end so soon
Published 1 month ago by Ron Peifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
D.A. Boulter Is a author that is worth reading I like his story line and the pace of his book’s.
Published 18 months ago by Todd Lovejoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great author
Like the other books from this author this is a good solid read and worthy of your attention. This may be one of my favorite indie authors and I think they showcase how independent... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Star Foreman
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't create interest
This story was well written but did not capture my interest enough to consider purchasing the next(?) book. The concept was interesting but did not seem novel enough for me. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Swampgto
4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing well written short story.
This is a well written SciFi short. The concept of predator and prey is dealt with very well. Science Fiction short stories once a staple have fallen to the way side. Read more
Published on May 14, 2012 by SGL
5.0 out of 5 stars Only flaw- it's a short story
If you have read any D A Boulter this one is as good as the rest. Very good writing that brings you in. This one is a meeting of two alien cultures, one of them human. Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Acheron's Flow
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More About the Author

D.A. Boulter hates talking about himself in the 3rd person. Finds it annoying.

Since my early school days, Science Fiction and Fantasy have intrigued me, starting with Heinlein, whose Starship Troopers I read in the middle 60s, long before I knew about the social and political themes it carried. My seminal year, though, came in 1974 when I got my hands on a copy of Frank Herbert's "Dune", which fascinated me with its depth and breadth. At that moment I knew SF&F had hooked me.

However, it took another ten years before I seriously considered writing my own material and another ten after that before I began writing in earnest. Now, with the advent of e-readers, I find myself in the very strange position of being a published author, rather than someone who wrote for himself only. It gratifies me that many have read and enjoyed my works. Thank you.

I've worked as a cook, a first-aid attendant, weather observer, radar operator and tech. I've worked in the city, in the woods, and in the Arctic. Just now, I find myself on the West Coast of Canada, with my feline companion -- one of a line of cats who have shared my writing moments (and interrupted them as well).

And now, due to popular demand (2 people asked for it) I have a Blog

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