Frontier Minerva by Anne Spackman


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Post January 06, 2011, 09:11:20 PM

Frontier Minerva by Anne Spackman

Here we have a most excellent and detailed description of life in colonial space in the future, and it seems all quite plausible.

I was a little surprised at myself; I didn't get bored or bothered with all the descriptive narrative that took up so much of the story. It really was very well done.

What did bother me was that the tone got a little preachy at the end, with Mezzini's monologue. And I was hoping the regulator was going to hesitate a little.

It's a bitter ending, for sure; not what we so often look for. Very well done, though.
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Post January 07, 2011, 04:23:41 AM

This story has it's heart in the right place, and the main character is strong and believable. Unfortunately, in my opinion, a lot of information and back-story is told to the reader when it should be shown.

This feels like a short story with a novel inside it, struggling to be born.
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