The Wild Alien Tamer (Tales of the Galactic Midway #3)
by Mike Resnick
Jupiter Monk is the animal trainer of the starfaring carnival, and when the last of his own animals dies, he goes off to find a new attraction. What he comes back with will make him the top attraction in the show - on those night when he gets to be the trainer in a macho contest gone wild.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published July 5th 1983 by Signet
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This is the third in a series of four, though it stands on its own fairly well. It's another tale of Thaddeus Flint's galactic traveling carnival, this time about Jupiter Monk, the animal trainer. When his Earthling animals eventually die, Monk has no act and must find alien beasts to replace them. When he comes across a tour guide who looks as foreign as any animal, they come up with an interesting idea for a con. However, things eventually get out of hand. It's a fun book, almost as light-hear...more
These books are a fun intro into Mike Resnick's universe, chronologically. This series kind of reminds me of the TV show Firefly in that ultimately it is about a family of people that have no family's, making there way threw a "Verse". I didn't like this one as much as the first, but it was a quick, pleasant read.
Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick (born Chicago, March 5, 1942), better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Pola...moreMore about Mike Resnick...