A team surveying colony worlds finds wealth and death on a planet portented by the number 13.
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I grew up in small town Idaho, but escaped to Seattle as soon as I could. I like to read any good literature; A Hundred Years of Solitude and To Kill a Mockingbird are some of my favorites. My tastes tend toward fantasy and science fiction. George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and anything by Neil Gaiman are my current favorites. I am currently a freelance editor and white paper writer, and critiquing for the PNWA Writers Conference this summer.
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A review of Margery's Birthday Lunchby hinge1492 on 04/05/2013I like the concept of a phobia spawning from the date of the protagonistís birth, which was also the death of her mother. Then itís reinforced by the death of her father under the auspices of 13, and future occurrences of 13. It points to how deeply family and circumstances can contribute to lasting personality effects. I also love the touch of renumbering the flat to 31 to... read
A review of The Reluctant Bishopby hinge1492 on 04/04/2013I really dig historical fiction, especially fiction involving the middle ages church. This is a rich setting with lots of potential conflict. The opening sentence is a run-on and clunky. ďWalter Giffard, Lord of Logueville studied the calm middleaged man stood before him, Bishop Wulstan of Worcester was the last Anglo-Saxon Bishop still in office after the wholesale changes... read
A review of Triskaidekaphobiaby hinge1492 on 04/04/2013This is an interesting story, focusing on a largely unremarkable homeless narrator who has a phobia of 13, rather than the other far more pressing concerns in his life. I like how he focuses on the number to the exclusion of other worries. Speaks to how all-consuming the obsession is. I think the secondary title is unnecessary, and is too reminiscent of Dr. Strangelove. Itís... read