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TWIG

Deep and intricate plot, wonderful writing.

By Stable, author of The Archive Of Unusual Events

Jun 27, 2016: Twig starts out like old Star Trek series, with a couple of adventures that return to the status quo at the end. Once the characters have been introduced however the story starts to move up the gears. And what characters!

Following the super-hero trope of a seemingly mismatched team that is stronger together than the sum of its parts, our characters each have their own unique skills and diverse identities. Instead of the concept of "powers" however, this all fits into a bio-punk universe where biology rather than engineering became the main science, so our characters have been variously drug enhanced, are a mish-mash of people sown together or are even designer organisms. It also quickly becomes clear that hero may be the wrong way to think of our protagonists.

For readers familiar with Wildbow’s other stories the well-written action and tension will be familiar. The pacing is a little more relaxed here, but still has plenty of cliff-hangers to keep you reading and the plot twists and turns like a worm (haha). The writing though has improved over the last two stories to give some really beautiful moments. Here many of the most memorable scenes have occurred outside of the action.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this story to anyone. Do yourself a favour and check it out!

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