REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #73 - January 2010 [spoilers]

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Sun Feb 28 14:49:45 PST 2010

On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 01:12:21 +0000 (UTC), Saxon Brenton wrote:

> Journey Into... #9
> 'Bitter Beans' 


> It's very effective for getting to know 
> the character, and I found myself hoping that - despite the very long 
> odds against him getting home by himself - that the weasely little man 
> makes good.


> The Stars Are Just
> A Miscellaneous [Misc] post
> by Andrew Perron
>      Intriguing.  The opening setup of this short story - with mental 
> battles during space flight - reminded me strongly of Cordwainer Smith's 
> classic SF story 'The Game of Rat and Dragon'.  

Ooooh, interesting.  Haven't read it.

> And it did in a way, but I had missed the significance of 
> the title as a variation on the Lovecraftian phrase 'When the stars are 
> right' as well as all the other little hints about multi-dimensional 
> geometry, and being dead but not dead and dreaming.  So it came as a 
> complete surprise that the stranded individual was revealed as Cthulhu, 
> heroic pilot of the starship R'lyeh.  A neat little self contained story.

Yay!  That's exactly what I wanted to accomplish. <3

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far,
far away...

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