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Editor’s First Impression

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Aug 30, 2013: Upon starting to read New Earth 6, I was quickly pulled into the story and rapidly read all currently available 21 chapters, and now am waiting anxiously until the next one is posted. One of the reasons I really enjoyed this is the author’s focus on strong characters from a number of different races, humans one among them. The tale is currently following three different storylines. At first, I was too immersed in the first, the story of Macbeth Pembrook, a woman previously in charge of running her extended family’s farm who was captured by slavers and sold to a household on a strange planet with a race of people she’d been previously unfamiliar with, and I resented changing to another story. However, the author has managed to build interest and suspense in all three storylines, and I’m now anticipating finding out what happens next in all three.

The world of the story that the author presents is detailed and multifaceted. She’s obviously spent a lot of time thinking out the different planets and cultures presented in the story, and it shows in her writing. It’s been a while since I’ve read something that has made me feel so immersed in an alien world, and my hat is off to the author’s skills in that regard.

The one thing I’d suggest to improve the story is for the author to watch her typos. I’ve noticed several in most chapters, a few of which had me going back to re-read the sentence to figure out what was meant.

At any rate, I’d definitely recommend this story to sci-fi fans; it’s a better constructed and more deeply nuanced story than many I’ve read, including those in paper-based books. I’ll be waiting with interest to read remaining chapters.

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