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Last Man Through the Gate [NOOK Book]

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A science fiction novella.

Codrin has money, even status. A professor, no less. Not bad considering he’s only a Shreb. Until one day he loses it all, and has no choice but to gamble his family’s fate on a one-way ticket across the Gate to a new life on another world.

Except something is wrong with the Gate…

"excellent and provocative" - Ian Watson

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Last Man Through the Gate

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Overview

A science fiction novella.

Codrin has money, even status. A professor, no less. Not bad considering he’s only a Shreb. Until one day he loses it all, and has no choice but to gamble his family’s fate on a one-way ticket across the Gate to a new life on another world.

Except something is wrong with the Gate…

"excellent and provocative" - Ian Watson

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011518096
  • Publisher: Greyhart Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 419 KB

Meet the Author

Tim C. Taylor is an author of science fiction. He was born in Colchester, England in 1970.When he first thought of writing a story in the early naughties, he got a bit ahead of himself and searched Amazon for authors sharing his name. To find so many Tim Taylors already published was a crushing blow. Luckily his parents had foreseen this and provided him with a middle name. Now girded with a 'Middle C' the author saw early success published in print and online magazines before concentrating on writing novels. Recently he has been published in the Newcon Press anthologies: 'Shoes, Ships and Cadavers' and 'Further Conflicts'.In Spring 2011 he launched an indie publisher of short stories, specialising in Sci Fi, horror, and fantasy: Greyhart Press.In the real world, he is husband, Dad, sometime-brewer, and oftentime-builder of Lego constructs to his son's designs. After twenty years earning a living making software, he is now a full-time author. So expect to see much more from him soon.
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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    I was quite interested in this novella as I started reading. Th

    I was quite interested in this novella as I started reading. The storyline of the gate was a great premise that unfortunately failed to go anywhere. I wanted there to be more of a story but that would have meant a novel instead of a novella.

    I do not think very much of the character development. I never felt anything for any of the characters.

    The ending left we waiting for the ending to happen. It just ended. I was expecting to see a single page that said - ....continued in the next installment.... but that didn't happen.

    Did I enjoy the story? Yes I did but was left wanting more. I think the author has skill and I will endeavor to read other works by him.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    A promising start...

    As a big fan of science fiction, I was excited to receive this story to review. It is about a professor named Codrin who feels forced to make a decision cross the "Gate" into another world in which he hopes to eventually bring his family.

    The premise sounds really promising, and I think it may pay off if this was a novel instead of a novella. I had a hard time feeling anything for the main character, Codrin. I felt that everyone in the book lacked surprise at what was happening around and to them and were too fast to "accept" the miraculousness of what was going on. The idea of what the Gate is was a neat idea that I wish was more fully realized.

    Mr. Taylor obviously has a knack for writing and I would like to read some of his other work, especially if it a novel where he can further explore his ideas and give more depth to his characters.

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