Psi Language by George Schaade

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Post November 27, 2014, 02:37:01 PM

Psi Language by George Schaade

This story divides neatly into two parts. In the first, Mr. Schaade gives us a setting, introduces his protagonist and antagonist, and sketches a conflict between them. A cast of supporting characters walks on, and the story commences.

I enjoy Mr. Schaade’s stories particularly for their dialogue. It’s the interactions among the characters that drive the plots forward.

The latter part of “Psi Language” is--almost entirely--subjective narrative. It isn’t clear to me if any time elapses during the protagonist’s experience. The conclusion leaves me wondering what happens next.


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Post November 28, 2014, 08:04:01 PM

Re: Psi Language by George Schaade

Thank you, QW
I've always enjoyed writing dialogue but this story centered on a lack of communication which, as you mentioned, leads to a weakness in the second half of the story.
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Post December 05, 2014, 12:30:28 PM

Re: Psi Language by George Schaade

This had a "Martian Chronicles" feel to it. Good job! I liked it. Conflict without violence as well. Good mashup of literary fiction and science fiction IMHO.
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