Saturday, 28 September 2013
Crash by Guy Haley
This comes from a speech that was given in 2153.
In the wake of the financial collapses of the early 21st century, living standards dropped across what was then termed the 'developed world,' in essence those states of Europe and their former colonies where the original inhabitants had been extirpated and a European society established...
This is an excerpt from a banned lecture. A lot of big words here, but after all, it is a lecture.
At first, Dariusz Szczecinski was dead, then he was not.
This is effective; it raises questions, conflict and a character, literally, so it seems. Too bad about the speech and lecture at the beginning.
Chapter one or part one finally begins:
Let's take a closer look at one of the star systems.
And thus begins an astronomy lesson.
First thing said:
"We've landed end on, and at an angle."
What's said next is more interesting:
"I don't know why you bother, we're all dead anyway."
Verdict: Pass (barely)