By Bruce Boxleitner
Most sensible identified for his position as Captain Sheridan on "Babylon 5," Bruce Boxleitner has created a new technology fiction legend that includes a stranger-an alien from one other world-in an odd land: the yank West of the overdue 1800s.
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Look, I was outta line. I shouldn't have gone off halfcocked like that. " He offered his hand. Frank looked startled, then grinned. He shook Ike's hand. " Somehow, Ike managed to keep the smile frozen on his face and not say what he really thought. It was Frank's fault that he'd been thrown, but Ike knew better than to make an issue of it just now. The McLaurys were neighboring ranchers and an important part of the Clanton gang. He needed their support against Curly Bill. He'd just put the word out later, behind Frank's back, and everybody would know the way things were.
It seemed to Ike that now was the best shot he was going to get to prove once and for all that he was the boss here, and not Curly Bill. He'd been trying to break that bronc to kind of drive home the point for the others about who was boss, who was the man around this ranch, but getting thrown like that-and tangled in his own gear-was a nogood way of going about it. But ... hell. Breaking mustangs wasn't the way to lead this bunch. He needed something else, something really spectacular, to make sure the rest of the gang knew he was the leader.
A quick search of the habitation next to the barn had uncovered three more humans, an adult and two smaller beings that were presumably the rancher's mate and young. Deathstalker had killed them all and set the habitation ablaze. It would have been pleasant-and prudent-if it could have saved the other creatures for a later meal, but it couldn't take the chance of having the Kra'agh presence on this world discovered too soon. Besides, there were lots more of the creatures. Hunting on this primitive, isolated world would be very good...