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Great action tale of pirate warfare in space. Told with old-fashioned panache and drama, calculated to keep the reader engaged up until the final word. And it does. Highly recommend.
06/18/2012
Peirce's prose is a little dated, but still packs a punch in this tale of a serial killer and the man who tries to stop him. Worth the time.
06/15/2012
Pedantic little short story is a socialist's wet dream. Skip it.
06/15/2012
This short story centered on the now familiar theme of an outwardly benign planet with hidden deadliness is worth the read. No real surprises, but well written and creative.
06/08/2012
Dueling to the death on a manmade battlefield hovering above Earth is the central idea behind this short story, which puts the United Nations in a not-so-favorable (some would say accurate) light.
06/08/2012
This story of rejuvenation is kind of unfocused and wavering and leaves the reader wishing the writer had been a little more straightforward in her approach. Okay, I guess, but imminently forgettable.
06/08/2012
Told mostly from the first-person viewpoint of a farmer living in upstate New York at around the turn of the 20th century, this is a short but poignant little story that never fails to hold interest. The premise: a spaceship crashes on the property of said farmer, providing him with an unexpected addition to his household.
06/08/2012
Interesting, if not particularly gripping, story of the big end-game as brought about by war.
06/06/2012
Does the Nobel Prize recipient really deserve it? No, it's not Barack Obama, it's C. Edie, who also isn't likely to turn it down. Not great sci-fi, but easy to digest.
06/06/2012
Good, fast-paced pulp fiction that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Very representative of what made pulp magazines so popular.
06/06/2012
Geoff Habiger - Magic and Mayhem, Sword and Sorcery, Science Fiction and Fantasy
FEATURED AUTHOR - Born in the frozen landscape of Toluca, Mexico, Ricardo dreamed of being a writer. But needing a job that could pay the rent while writing, he studied Industrial Design and later obtained a PhD in Sustainable Design, while living in the United Kingdom. There, he did a few things besides burning the midnight oil to get his degree: -Trained in archery near Nottingham -Worked in a comic book store to pay for his board game & toy addiction He is back now in Toluca, living with his wife and his… Read more