Like a cross between Star Trek and Calvin And Hobbes, my novella The Gorilla with Twenty-Four Heads features many strange animals and plants, including bushes that defend themselves with prisms, starfish with retractable spines, spear-tail monkeys, and the nocturnal, carnivorous crystals that blur the line between living and non-living. It tells the story of a young dinosaur and his living stuffed-animal friends exploring a desert planet in orbit around a red dwarf star. Here is the blurb:
Having discovered a previously unknown planet, Captain Nathaniel and his crew cannot resist exploring it, but a run of bad luck and poor choices leaves them stuck on a hostile world of extreme temperatures, aridity, and dangerous and fascinating animals. Now an entity known only as “The Gorilla” wants them dead. How will they ever survive long enough to repair their ship and escape?
You may also enjoy my other stories and illustrations from the life of Nathaniel at my blog, ChampionOfTheGalaxy.com
Written by Daniel Noe, Champion Of The Galaxy