Starfall Muta by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone science fiction survival novel with horror elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1975 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line under the pseudonym Graham Garner.
The story involves a shuttlecraft incident which strands several crewmembers on the surface of an inhospitable alien planet with hostile inhabitants, while they try to carry out their original mission as well as find a way to make it back to their ship.
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Horrors from the deep…
The shuttlecraft detached from Probe 2 when Muta orbit was reached, carrying Commander Theron Clark and three crew members down to the mysterious surface of the planet. But trouble struck them before they reached the ground, enveloping them in a seemingly endless, horror-filled nightmare.
From that moment on, they were alone with the inhospitable planet and its terrible inhabitants.
The crew must make a quick decision. Armed with their survival kits, they venture out into the unknown.
But they are not the only humans who have been stranded here…
Will Commander Clark find Vern, his missing brother? As their parents await news at home, the search is on. The odds are stacked against them, but anyone disobeying orders learns the hard way that there is no easy way out…
Survival on the cruel and unfamiliar planet is a challenge that none of the humans are prepared for. A host of vicious mutants awaits this hapless crew, hiding in the dark before they strike.
But Commander Clark will not surrender. He will fight.
They are stranded. There is no hope. Will they ever make it home?
Starfall Muta is a gripping, terrifying sci fi novel from Alan David. It was previously published under the pseudonym Graham Garner.