The Alien King and I - Lizzie Lynn Lee This short story was a surprise for me. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did. This is mainly because (1) I’m not into sci-fi and (2) aliens and hotness are two words that don’t correlate for me. However, after having read Obsidian my opinion is starting to change and that’s really why I checked out this short story.

Lindsey is a funny heroine. On her 30th birthday she’s all ready for her party and her stripper, but instead what she gets is kidnapped by a hot chauvinistic alien. What results is some pretty funny and very believable dialogue as well as some hot alien sex. The story was short, so there wasn’t much time for character development or much world building (I would like to see more of how Fai’s alien world works), but for what it was the whole thing worked in a funny, quirky way.