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Field Work by Tristan Kloss

PostPosted: March 18, 2011, 04:22:41 PM
by Lester Curtis
Now THIS is how to put the 'science' in 'science-fiction'!

John W. Campbell would have cheered out loud!

Plus, plot and characterization were very good. Setting was weak in spots, but not enough to detract much from it.

Top shelf! Read it!

Re: Field Work by Tristan Kloss

PostPosted: April 09, 2011, 01:47:53 PM
by bottomdweller
The author's bio notes that he is studying paleoecology, and his expertise shines through to glowing results. I liked very that the story took an idea like time travel and did not sensationalize it, or try to explain it - just utilized it successfully as a story vehicle. There are no T-Rexes tearing London apart in the story - there is only a rather pushy scientist who wants to stamp his name of some discovery or other.
It's rather an amazing little piece of fiction because of the complete believability of it's environment and characters. Lester called it on this one - a nice read indeed. Great job!

Re: Field Work by Tristan Kloss

PostPosted: April 09, 2011, 01:52:02 PM
by bottomdweller
...Monk-ish personality disorder alert: my above critique should have said ...stamp his name on...and ...believability of its environment...
And so it goes.