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Murder at the Space Olympics By Mike Wilson

PostPosted: May 16, 2010, 10:40:32 PM
by Lester Curtis
A great concept here; athletics in orbit, and I liked that. However, I thought the characterization was poor and seemed to be built on cliched stereotypes.

PostPosted: May 31, 2010, 11:50:24 PM
by Megawatts
Space might have something like ‘Gravity Free Olympics’ some day, and it would
be interesting to watch such an event. A game where the athlete must push off
and then grab handles at another stationary point, then propel to the next point
might be conceivable in the future. It would fit in with a gravity free environment
or even a low gravity setting like our moon, maybe.

The story didn’t grab my attention at the beginning and it barely held my attention as
I read it. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the writing or grammar ---grammar needed
for story-telling---and the word usage was Okay, but I couldn’t get into the story.

Maybe it was too stereotyped, or at first I thought the characters were flat. I re-read some parts over again and realized the character did have some depth to them, but more would have helped.

It’s hard to pin down what doesn’t grab me in this story. I usually can give a better critique on
the points that need improvement, but with this story I can’t nail them down.

I’ll re-read this story in about two week.