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Couldn't get through this one... the premise is flimsier than aluminum foil.
08/07/2009
Firstly, please disregard Paul W's comments. Anyone unwilling to suspend their disbelief long enough to get past his complaints really has no business reading a story like this. I mean, we're talking about hyperspace, and light years, and huge spacefaring craft and first contact and he's whinging about "respect for a commanding officer". Please.

Anyway, I found this to be very compelling and quick moving. In the end I wanted to know much much more about the story and the characters, and that is a good thing. A very quick read that won't bog you down but will intrigue.
07/13/2009
Short and very clever. Well worth the 15 minutes it takes to read
07/08/2009
What starts as relatively standard fare, 50's sci-fi packs an interesting twist. Short stories like this area almost always worth the minimal time reader's must inveeset, this is no exception.
07/06/2009
Very interesting premise for a short story. The only issues I had is that it seemed a bit rushed, as though it would have made a better novella w/50-100 more pages. And the painfully obvious love interest pasted in is a bit forced.

Interesting and bite sized though.
06/22/2009
Like so many sci fi stories around this length, it is so short that readers can't really be disapointed. It is not as though you must invest a great deal of time to read it.

And also like other stories of this length it puts forth an entertaining premise and an interesting twist and then its over.

Another fun, short, bite-sized read to be found here.
06/18/2009
Michael James Ploof - A Satirical High-Adventure Romp Through the Fantasy Genre
FEATURED AUTHOR - Michael Ploof spent his youth in the land of make-believe. School was a bore, and growing up in the "Boonies" without cable television forced him to use his imagination. If he wasn't holed up in his bedroom playing with his vast collection of action figures, he could be found in the forest with a wooden sword or staff in hand, battling the forces of evil. As an 80's kid, he was raised on a healthy diet of movies like Star Wars, The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Goonies, and endless other… Read more