Love Rogo

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Janice and I didn't really adopt Rogo; he adopted us. Everyone loved the B-mots, brought to Earth by visitors from Betelgeuse. It was better than owning a dog. Life felt a little sweeter with a B-mot. We had more zest. We'd never felt more in love with each other. And for sure, we loved our little Rogo. Maybe too much. A short story from the author of Eternity's End (6600 words). More

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Published: May 08, 2012
Words: 6,920
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476056364
About Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, and Sunborn. The first three Chaos books are available on Smashwords with all-new Afterwords, featuring the author's reflections on the writing of these novels.

A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at

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Review by: Francis W. Porretto on May 12, 2012 : star star star star
Not bad. It's a bit overwritten, though I suppose one might argue that the style is suited to the subject matter and the interior landscape of the viewpoint character. But it leaves the central question unanswered: Why did the Betels bring B-mots to Earth? (Did they bring *all of them* to Earth, leaving their own world uninfested?)

Concerning style: Watch out for sequences of adjectives or adverbs separated by commas. Also, a couple of the early descriptive passages go on long enough to be tiresome. Otherwise, well done.
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