For their fishing vacation to a world of giants, the Earthmen knew they would need a bobber as big as an oil drilling platform. But they never could have guessed that their TIME FOR THE STARS would become their last moment when the bait they were using decided to turn on them!
While reading back through the archives, I came across the entry for Heinlein’s The Star Beast: http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2010/04/the-star-beast/ . Same publisher, same price, same “savage” cover artist as this book, so probably similar publishing dates. Is this part of a series, or are these two stories related in some way? Seems like too many parallel design elements for coincidence (or unimaginative art direction).
“I told you to listen! What did it say in the Interstellar Edition Michelin’s guide? Hmm? ‘Avoid the local cuisine! That’s what it said! ‘Improper cooking puts diners at risk of parasites. But no! Mr.’I want to experience the culture’ knows better than the experts. And now look what we have! Tapeworms! “