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Alliance Space

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    2 stories...

    Merchant's Luck is a great story, and I thought the main character was very well developed. It's the story of a lonely man finally getting some luck and trying to stand on his own. The only drawback was that it ended too soon; C.J. could have expanded the story and I would have gladly read it. The second story however left a lot to be desired; 40,000 in Gehenna is about a space colony abandoned by the government and left to its own devices. Years pass and we see the colony having cult like followings with the local lizard like creature the "Calibans." C.J. barely lets us know anything about the creatures. Since they play such a big role in the story; not understanding them is a major setback to knowing how the ending is "acceptable." 5 stars for Merchants Luck and 3 stars for Gehenna.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

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    This is really two separate books. Both stories are set in the same universe, but that is all that they have in common. It might have been better if the second story was a continuation of the first. The first story is an interesting story about a merchant spacer who is running his operation on a thread and takes tons of chances just to get by. He has many faults and it is an interesting story. The second takes place over several generations on a planet that is being colonized. There are strange lizard like creatures that are already on the planet and the colonists begin to understand that the lizards have their own kind of sentience. This of course leads to conflict and a not so great story that leaves you caring less about the characters or the point of the story.

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