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Questing Beast

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

cute but short

wish it was a full length novel. Does remind me of the Ann McCaffrey books.

posted by 4137654 on December 27, 2011

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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Sneak Preview?

This was clearly noted as a short story. Anyone reading "free" books knows by now to watch carefully for whether they are downloading a short story, a novella or a full length novel. If this is a sneak preview of an upcoming series then the world building was enough to ...
This was clearly noted as a short story. Anyone reading "free" books knows by now to watch carefully for whether they are downloading a short story, a novella or a full length novel. If this is a sneak preview of an upcoming series then the world building was enough to spark my interest and make me want more. If it was supposed to work as a real short story then it was disappointing on a number of fronts. Short stories are an art form and this reads like an opening chapter, not a short story.

posted by CaliforniaNookLover on July 18, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2010

    Sneak Preview?

    This was clearly noted as a short story. Anyone reading "free" books knows by now to watch carefully for whether they are downloading a short story, a novella or a full length novel. If this is a sneak preview of an upcoming series then the world building was enough to spark my interest and make me want more. If it was supposed to work as a real short story then it was disappointing on a number of fronts. Short stories are an art form and this reads like an opening chapter, not a short story.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

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    Quick and easy read

    This story has an interesting plot where on a world far far away, where cute things eat computers and the sky is emerald green, a small team of scientist's struggles to save the planet and their own careers by mixing genetic engineering and Arthurian legend. This is a short story only 41 pages, but it is a fun little read that I enjoyed.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Fast, Fun SF

    Andrews' short science fiction story is a quick and entertaining read. The characters are fun, and the world they are studying is beautiful. Plus, this is the rare sf which treats polytheism with respect.

    Highly recommended to fans of Andrews, Zoe Archer, Jolene Dawe, and CS MacCath. -- lyradora

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Humorous Science Fiction

    This is an humorous YA sf short story about a scientific research team on the planet Nemuria which has an inconvenient native species, the trogomet. These critters are friendly and good at solving puzzles,such as doors,and get in the way of the scientists completing their two-year assignment on time. You see trogomets eat metals and so the scientists must record all of their notes and write all of their reports by hand. They do keep final forms of data and reports on the only computer on the planet, Snow White kept in a heavily secured room. Then the computer and the backups, called Dwarf and Nannybot, are infested with a "millipede virus" and all of the teams' work is lost and they have four days to complete the Final Evaluation Report. There is career-ending tension, and cute, amusing furry animals, and names which give clues regarding the direction of the story. The solving of the scientists' dilemma is funny and leads to a surprise ending. This story would be good for book club discussions about ecology and the introduction of non-native species, also a discussion on societal and individual reliance on electronics. I have read all of this author's books and have enjoyed them very much. Recommended.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

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    Not bad for such a short one.

    Pretty cool little story about a crew on a far away world. Short but unique. Worth the read for sci-fi fans. -Michael

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    To short to be good

    I should have been warm by the cover, it's indeed a short story of 30 pages... To short for me.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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