Wrath of the Lemming-men Paperback
by Toby Frost
Part of the Space Captain Smith series
From the depths of Space a new foe rises to do battle with mankind: the British Space Empire is threatened by the lemming-people of Yull, ruthless enemies who attack without mercy, fear or any concept of self preservation.
At the call of their war god, the Yull have turned on the Empire, hell bent on conquest and destruction in their rush towards the cliffs of destiny.
When the Yullian army is forced to retreat at the battle of the River Tam, the disgraced Colonel Vock swears revenge on the clan of Suruk the Slayer, Isambard Smith's homicidal alien friend.
Now Smith and his crew must defend the Empire and civilise the stuffing out of a horde of bloodthirsty lemming-men - which would be easy were it not for a sinister robotics company, a Ghast general with a fondness for genetic engineering and an ancient brotherhood of Morris Dancers - who may yet hold the key to victory.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Myrmidon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/06/2009
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781905802357
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Review by Shimmin
Another fun book, although I slightly wish I'd put it off longer to read, both to break up my current trip and because I finished the previous one only a week ago, and it feels a bit of a waste! I should perhaps also say that I think they're a little less effective read closely together because they feel less fresh.This felt like another solid product from Frost, with the characters remaining fun and the tone wavering skilfully between straight-faced silliness, parody and sex jokes. There's actually character development of a kind in this series, restrained though it is, which I wasn't sure there would be. On the one hand, it prevents things from getting to stale and a false stasis from taking hold; on the other hand some lines of character fun are closed off or tied up, such as Suruk's family tensions, and I'm hoping Frost can find new ones to replace them.A light, undemanding read that I very much enjoyed, with the usual disclaimer that non-Brits may not get it.