This collection from the award-winning author captures the exploits of Thaddeus Flint, carny extraordinaire, who gets more than he bargained for when he purchases a carnival sideshow to absorb the competition. The collection, including Sideshow, The Three-Legged Hootch Dancer, The Wild Alien Tamer, and The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy (all previously published by Signet), is Resnick at his best.
Resnick has created in these Tales an unforgettable cast of vivid characters evolving their way through a galaxy as fraught with danger, double crosses, and duplicity as any county fair midway. The author himself has a fondness for this series, among his more than 80 works, saying that "of all the many characters I've created over the years I'm still fondest of Thaddeus and the gang."
A Hugo and Nebula award-winning author, Resnick is well known in the science fiction orbit, and this collection brings together in one volume a gem of a series — each novel more entertaining than the last.
Out of print for several years, Farthest Star SF has brought all four novels in the series back in one fantastic omnibus edition Thaddeus Flint knew the carny game better than anyone. He could con the marks until they practically begged him to take their money. But suddenly he was losing business as everyone flocked to a new traveling circus, one whose freaks were the real thing — no makeup, padding, or phony scales So he stole them and got much more than he bargained for They weren't human “freaks” but honest to goodness aliens from all over the galaxy.