Some fan feedback about the science fiction fantasy short story, Merchant of Oropas.
Subject: Re: Weekend in the Catskills
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:20:53 -0500
Just read “merchants” . Such a weird and wonderful tale , a nice break from your regular program of hellish beasts and demonic tech. :)
Quite romantic . Felt a little dune-esque. Loved the squid. Lovely story man. A fucking xxxxxx ending too. You better have a lie down lol.
Really enjoyable. No criticism.
Oh. I liked the reason behind the monks keeping the xxxxxx as opposed to xxxxxx – it reminds them of xxxxxx. Cool.
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:05:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Merchant of Oropas
Nice, very nice. I have occassionally wondered what another Dreamlands might be like.If I had ever imagined my own. Now I have a new dreamlands to contemplate and I like it. Not a bad story at all. It did end almost a little abruptly, I could not discern the root words for the Sea God’s name, seemed like you had used America and Europe as the root words for the two main lands. Good lead character there as well. Being an avid reader I liked him being a Librarian.
The ending was appropriate and fit in nicely. One thing I like about your stories, you do not always close all the loopholes or answer all the questions.
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Short story (4,000 words) Science Fiction & Fantasy. In certain cultures, the possession of an object during magical ceremony can infuse it with qualities that cannot be measured or monitored by scientific means. They are said to become like beacons, within the Astral Planes, guiding or warding other worldly spirits with no restrictions of time, or space.
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David J. Rodger (born 1970 in Newcastle Upon Tyne) is a British science fiction & fantasy author and game designer best known for his novels set in a near-future world of corporate and political intrigue. So far he has published five novels; four that are set in the same world: God Seed; Dante’s Fool; Iron Man Project and Edge, and one, Dog Eat Dog, set within the post-apocalyptic world of Yellow Dawn.