Reviews by Paulo Respighi

Youngling

by Ann Wilson

An excellent story; I could find no fault with it. An Earthling Marine Major is captured after a battle in which all but two of his outfit--both women--were killed. He is interrogated by the enemy.

All the characters are great, as are the plotting and descriptions. The theme of each side being bewildered by the other's sense of honor, and of secret, surprising kindness, is poignant.

Reviewed on 2014.04.09

Daughter of the Night

by Richard S. Shaver

You got your good witch and your bad witch, a bad goddess and two good goddesses, your hero, your giant snake, the flying golden disk that draws along the Pole of Female Energy behind it. It's the kind of a fantasy story where anything that needs to happen, can. I've already wasted more time on this story than it's wo

Reviewed on 2014.04.08

Disturbing Sun

by Robert Shirley Richardson

A medical doctor and a radio astronomer compare notes and find a peculiar correlation in their data.

Nothing too great in the story, the question-and-answer format gets tedious, and two-thirds of the story could be cut without damaging it.

Reviewed on 2014.04.08

Collectivum

by Mike Lewis

A telepathic parasite has taken over the bodies of most Americans, and has linked them into one organism. The uninfected are fighting a losing battle to survive by hiding. A man rescues a woman from her infected husband and together they head out into the swamps to live.

Good characters all around, an interesting and tense plot, and a clever ending.

Reviewed on 2014.04.07

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