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Reviews by JoJo Biggins

The Moon is Green

by Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr.

I\'m not sure why the other reviewers are giving such high ratings. This is an OK story, but nothing great about it. The characters are a melodramatic.

It\'s a bit difficult to say anything about this story without saying too much and giving it away. Go ahead and read it - just don\'t set your expectations too high.

Reviewed on 2016.05.11

The Missing Angel

by Erle Cox

This story is a hidden gem. Though there are a few glaring things I could complain about - like the premise that an upright man would suddenly do an about-face and turn "evil" - the author tells a story that keeps the reader wondering what's next. And that is the ultimate mark of a good story. Despite the antiquated setting, silly notions, and somewhat melodramatic characters, I found myself anxiously turning pages up until the end. And, the ending itself was handled well enough not to be a disappointment.

This is the story about a hen-pecked boy who becomes a hen-pecked husband. He has never done anything wrong, and is quick to point out others' faults. Then one day he makes a deal with the devil to trade his soul for a chance to have some fun. A terribly unlikely premise, but it ends up making for a good story nevertheless.

Reviewed on 2016.05.04

Missing Link

by Frank Patrick Herbert

If you can get past the badly written, melodramatic beginning of this story, it is fairly entertaining. However, it then degenerates into an abrupt, unbelievable, and trite ending. Worth the time to read, but not exactly quality fiction.

A team of explorers must decide whether to wipe out an alien race, or invite them to join the galactic empire. The politics of this are not well explained. In the end, a junior officer improbably decides the outcome.

Reviewed on 2016.05.04

The Misplaced Battleship

by Harry Harrison

This is a nice little story. Pretty interesting, despite the characters being on the melodramatic side. The "twist" at the end will not be all that surprising to the astute reader. I didn't really care for how abruptly it ended.

A criminal builds a space battleship, and a secret agent must recover it before too much damage is done.

Reviewed on 2016.04.26

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