Monday, October 06, 2008
Praise for "The Silver Dollar Saucer"
The editors at Ray Gun Revival say its OK for me to quote their assessment of "The Silver Dollar Saucer". I am fascinated at their reaction because - after bouncing around a number of places, with so many other editors missing it all and being distracted by minor issues - suddenly the story finds someone who "gets it".
Here's what they said:
"This is very funny and imaginative. I even want to say brilliant. I really like the mixture of space opera and western dudes. I loved the way the author kept the main characters 'in character,' like talking about what kind of coal runs a spaceship, and not really knowing about the lack of gravity in space. (A personal quibble: I'd have preferred the story without the couple of profanities. But I suppose that could be called staying in character, too.)
"This is a great story. The author is inventive, clever, and managed to keep me guessing.
For his part, Ray Gun Revival "Overlord" Johne Cook said "It was a perfect fit for our publication!"
Ahh, so here's an appropriate tune, then. Cue the fuzz box...
Captivating mystery and original idea. Would make a great movie. ....finished it at 2 am, in a single sitting. Exciting, funny, charming; ...