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Shane Griffin lives in Australia near the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. He is a part time author and full time scientist. He has been writing science fiction and fantasy since age 19. He has published over 20 short stories in magazines and ezines such as Potato Monkey, Antipodean Science Fiction, Ripples, Eclecticism and Masque Noir.
With stories like Accident Man, Border Patrol and the Duel proving popular with readers Shane is now focusing on e-publishing under his own label - Poupichou Press.
Newest release - Prominence - Jump Master - a new sci fi short story series.
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on Sep. 18, 2012 :
“Long Odds” is a short story with a strong personality: the mechanics of the epic are well greased and functioning perfect together.
At first glance, it may seem a little dis-articulated but isn’t. The sci-fi element is strong and also the odds of happening, up to a point, in a well designed world.
Although the world is just a guess, it is very well portrayed by the description of the characters. The manner of acting and interacting gives a perfect view of the “outside,” which, for a short story like this one is quite a performance.
The only thing I found it not so inspired it was the ending: it made me taste like overcooked. The “brother” thing came just as too much fire over a perfect seasoned steak.
As conclusion, the story is impressing by clarity, the genuine world depicted and the well developed action.
(review of free book)