Recent Reviews

Accidental Flight

by Floyd L. Wallace

In the future, as medical science advanced to the point where all imperfections could be corrected, any remnant of a body could be kept alive and repaired. The problem was that people badly damaged in accidents couldn't be made whole again--just kept alive. Those people frightened pets and children and made the perfect adults uncomfortable.
They had to go. They were banished to a domed asteroid--Handicap Haven. (Sorry, but the story is from 1952, when the only politically correct terms were calling liberals and pacifists Reds and fellow-travellers.)
But the partial people believed they could combine with one another to help humanity in ways the perfect people couldn't. But they wouldn't be allowed to try. So they stole a rocket.
An interesting and convoluted story, with several good characters and a couple of twists. And the hero never says a word.

Reviewed on 2015.05.22
by Lisa Carr

A Mysterious Disappearance

by Louis Tracy

A clever and suspenseful story, a complexe intrigue, interesting characters and magnificent central personnage, a lawyer detective, who works in a taciturne and reflexive manner.
There are also some curious secondary argumental lines.
Most characters are as interesting to know and to follow as the intrigue itself.
A highly enjoyable and intense read.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by Lena

The Call of Cthulhu

by H. P. Lovecraft

This was the story that got me hooked on Lovecraft long ago.
The effect is something like the old sense of "sublime". He often describes things as "blasphemous", but they are as likely to blaspheme against geometry as against God.
If you don't want to download it, you can also read it online: inkitt.com/stories/10600

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by Mihaly Borbely

Heart

by Henry Slesar

Perhaps the shallowest and most pointless story I've ever read. Skip it.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by JoJo Biggins

Heist Job on Thizar

by Gordon Randall Garrett

Pretty good characterization, an interesting plot, and a little bit of a twist at the end. A little bit simplistic, and way too short - but a good read anyway.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by JoJo Biggins

The Whip Hand

by Charles Willeford

An L.A. cop in Dallas finds himself implicated in a violent crime spree. He soon finds that the only way to exonerate himself will be by hunting down and capturing the true criminals. Excellent crime pulp novel.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by bhold

The Hell Ship

by Raymond Alfred Palmer

A bit juvenile, and based on silly science. The story premise is a little interesting, so not a total waste of time.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by JoJo Biggins

Eight days in New Orleans in February, 1847

by Albert James Pickett

A small book about New Orleans in 1847 through the eyes of the author. He lists different sites around the town and gave brief descriptions and history of some of what he saw. Not an exhaustive profile of New Orleans by any means. I rate this book below average.
Greg B.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21
by Greg B.

Cousin Phillis

by Elizabeth Gaskell

An innocent young woman awakens to love and heartbreak in this beautifully written novella. Yet for all Gaskell's craft, the devastation seems far greater than its cause ought to warrant, especially in a girl reared as this one is supposed to have been.

Rosalind was smarter: "Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love."

Reviewed on 2015.05.20
by Leah A. Zeldes

Criminal Negligence

by Jesse Francis McComas

Everyone (almost) is moving to Mars, so whom shall we leave behind?

Has some merit but written especially for the bleeding-heart liberal type, and dishonestly so.

Reviewed on 2015.05.20
by Dai Alanye

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