Plot/Idea: The author presents creative, stimulating, and high-drama sci-fi stories that will keep readers on alert. Plots build with excitement and develop in unexpected directions. The reader can't help but get sucked into the drama and potential outcomes.
Prose: The author is clearly a strong writer, able to capably create angst and tension in the reader as plot elements come together. Dialogue, action, and description are balanced and handled well.
Originality: These are stories based on a familiar themes (extraterrestrials, virtual reality, space travel), but the author brings an original sensibility to the storytelling that will challenge and engage readers.
Character/Execution: Despite the format of short works connected via a broader thematic arc, the author quickly and effectively introduces and develops defining characters.
Date Submitted: July 05, 2023