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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
Mary E. Jung - Romance, Murder Mystery and Magic
FEATURED AUTHOR - Mary E. Jung is the worldwide author and publisher of the Etrucian Royals and The Libra Witch Series and the Socrates. Mary lives with her two sons and husband in Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in Arts Studies with an emphasis in Arts Management and Opera from Shenandoah University. She's a Publishers Weekly spotlight author in 2022 for her novella series Queen of Light and Ashes. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Blossom and Bone.