A touch of smut in space

A Mere Formality by Ilona Andrews

26 pages | first published 2008

Finished this last night. It was funny and well plotted for such a short story. Tone and setting with aliens and ploitical intrigue and warfare reminded me of the later Innkeeper novels. The mature bits were entertaining. But, to be honest, this is not a memorable story. Just one day later I struggle to remember the ending…

Review from 2015:

How could I have missed this freebie on Ilona Andrews’ homepage?

“Things of a sexual nature…”, oh my, lol…. That was pretty funny. And a lot of excellent world-building for such a short snippet. Can I have that as a novel, please? With smut?