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PAY ME, BUG!

A great space opera fix

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 28, 2011: Space smugglers, blackmail, a vendetta, dysfunctional sibling rivalry, an alien artifact of unknown powers, a theocratic dictatorship run by telepaths – lots of fun ingredients for an entertaining online read. There’s some light humour, mainly based on the eccentricities of characters, but it isn’t so silly that it becomes ridiculous. The hero has flair, but is not so cool that he doesn’t fall on his face once in awhile. It’s primarily an adventure story, and the plot has some depth. Enough supporting details of technology and culture are presented so [more . . .]

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TAPESTRY

Breathtakingly intimate

By MeiLin Miranda, author of The Machine God

Aug 12, 2008: "Tapestry" is, plain and simple, one of the best pieces of web writing out there. It uses the medium better than almost anyone—in fact, I can’t think of anyone who uses the episodic nature of the web serial as well—and Wysteria’s dedication to tone and character in this diary of Suki—Lady Uru— is flawless.

What happens in this serial? Nothing. Everything.

Wysteria paints a thorough portrait from the inside out of a [more . . .]

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