Red World

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Prisoners have a choice in the future: extermination or space. In space they are scouts, searching new planets and sending data back to Earth. One prisoner has a terrible feeling about the newest planet found, dubbed SQ1453 by scientists. He dreams of grotesque creatures that scream. He dreams of blood and death. The monsters beckon him to give them what they want: A red world. More

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About Melissa Szydlek

I am a transplant to the Triangle area of North Carolina and I love it. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and living in Detroit, MI for over 16 years, I have been a big-city girl my entire life. Now, however, I live a quieter life at a slower pace and am thankful for every moment.

In addition to my own work, you can find me collaborating with a talented group of indie authors known as Top Writers Block. Find us on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and so forth!

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A few people have asked me how to pronounce my last name: it's "sid-lak".

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Review by: Jeff Oaster on March 17, 2012 :
This short story was a very entertaining read. I would actually classify it along the lines of a Military Sci-Fi book (despite the main characters not really being military), with slight elements of horror thrown in. The pacing was really good, the plot was interesting and the characters were fairly well developed - this story could easily have been expanded to novel length and would have been just as good if not better.

My only gripe, and it's a pretty minor one, is that the science in Red World wasn't all that good. Yet, in a way, it added to its appeal - giving it an old school sci-fi feel.

Highly recommended. I look forward to reading some more of Melissa Szydlek's offerings.
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Review by: Gary Weston on March 12, 2012 :
Melissa takes us into her own strange world with strong characters, great dialog and had me become a fly on the wall, watching the action unfurl. By use of her words, we can almost smell the people. The writing is excellent, with her own unique style. I look forward to more by this clever writer. (Jason?')
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