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Episode 3 steps it up. The CDF is making things more difficult for Ambassador Abumwe. Wildcat colony on a planet the Union is trying to negotiate with is causing trouble all around. Something sinister is going on, just dont know who is behind all this. Episode 4 has been pre-ordered and is anticipated eagerly.
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The Continuing thread.
Harry and Schidmt. Harry is just too smooth and laid back he leaves the worrying to Schmidt
He brings emotion to the scene without being cheesy or camp.
Pretty good for a very short story. Nice plot and good narration. Seems like John could have put all these short stories as 1 book.
My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)
(This follows my review from Eps 1 and 2.) The action in this episode picks up again.
It's refreshing to see that this series ties-in with where Old Man's War left off. BUT, the "episodes" serial format is losing something in the "feel" of the storyline for me. 'Not sure what it is.
Maybe its character development. Or maybe it's expectations about which characters I should invest myself in since I don't know if they're going to be around from one ep to the next.
What I am sure about is that the ineffable "feel" of why I enjoyed Old Man's War so much seems to be somewhat muted in this "episodes" format.
The "self-contained" short story format is a fine experiment, but the whole thing just feels like an anthology of short stories... which is exactly what it is, I suppose. So, maybe that's what it is...?
Yes. By hearing the words at a slower pace than I read, it increased the suspense for me.
It was a frightening chapter; an excellent counterpoint to the more sarcastic and joking tone of the other chapters.
Hard to answer this without giving spoilers, but the description of what happened in the fall was terrifying.
The ending. Good people must sometimes make a hard choice where there are no good choices.
I read reviews where people complained about the short length. Please remember that this is part of a 13 chapter arc. Some stories will be shorter than others but taken in context of the overall story, I believe it works well.
Great stand alone story that continues the themes set in the human division series. Up to the standard of the great scifi shorts of the 50's and 60s.