This is only really funny if you’re aware of  the whole thing with the Hugo Awards and the Rabid Puppies, I guess. Also it’s part three of a trilogy, so you’ll want to catch up on Space Raptor Butt Invasion and Space Raptor Butt Redemption.

Also, all my location numbers are off because my copy of this came bundled at the back of another Tingler.

Title: Space Raptor Butt Ascension

Author: Chuck Tingle

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WhatWhat: Lance (a human) and his lover Orion (a raptor) are visiting the dino-inhabited Earth Two when they realize they have a stowaway: it’s the bad guy, Vam Dox! Something something something, buttsex.

Money Quotes:

“Vam Dox is out of prison,” Orion informs me. (loc 268)

For the illegal sale of unicorn tears, if you aren’t familiar with the earlier books.

“There’s dogs everywhere!” cries the man. “They were hidden on the ship, under the floor, sir! Not sure how many there are, but they appear to be infected with some kind of virus! They’re rabid, Mr. President!” (loc 401)

Verdict: Not gonna lie, I ended up half admiring Vam Dox for his hoax in this one. And he’s a total woobie by the end. D’awwww.



Poor Vam Dox comes off pretty badly in this, what with the crying and the evilness. If you’d like to read about a more triumphant though strangely similar character, but in a different setting and with less crying (trigger warning: Conservatives), perhaps you’d enjoy this:

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