Attack of the Killer Bees
by Chris J. Pike (2017)
Jim Jones and the unlikely heroes on the Barnburner must stop The Hive before it turns Earth into its latest honey-producing world.
This Novelette (20,000 words) comes from the “Pew! Pew !” collection. It’s a light and slightly amusing tale of a small ship saving the earth from Killer Bees.
There are modern cultural references and most of the humour comes from the situations. Although Jim Jones is the main protagonist, it’s Captain Spectacular that provides the most fun. I though of him as Zapp Brannigan from Futurama.