Ares' Anger

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
It was a routine mission outside the confines of the bio-habitat housing the first human colony on Mars. At least it was supposed to be routine. Which is why Dexter Arnold was outside alone despite policy which dictated a mandatory out-time partner. Routine departed when he wrecked his rover buggy. That was the least of his problems as the worse was yet to come. As a matter of fact, the worse was More

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About James R. Womack

I’m a deaf person who likes to write stories. Actually, I prefer telling stories in American Sign Language (ASL) but not everyone understands it. For me, storytelling is storytelling so writing stories gives me much pleasure. My hope is readers get pleasure from what I’ve written. I hold a bachelor degree from Gallaudet University and a masters degree from California State University of Northridge. I used to teach Deaf high school students before teaching college students full time in the last two decades of my career. I’m married to a really cool woman who was also my Gallaudet University classmate during my time there. My non-writing activities include cooking, fishing, playing with my youngest grandkids, annoying the older ones and experimenting with applying computer software to educational purposes.

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Review by: Bruce E Arrington on Aug. 30, 2015 :
James Womack’s Ares’ Anger is a nice, science fiction tale about astronauts on Mars. I think it will gel well with those who prefer more of the science aspect in science fiction. It also reminds me of the old, black-and-white TV science fiction series that deal with alien worlds, wherein each episode brings its challenges and adventures. This short story centers around Dexter, one of a very small crew on the planet Mars. He goes out on assignment and faces some very real dangers. Does he make it back before he is seriously hurt, or killed? Given the limitations of Mars, simple errors can easily be life threatening.

I found the writing engaging, and detailed enough so I really felt I was there. The relationships between the characters were well enough developed for this short tale. There were a few typos, though they did not take me out of the story. The only other consideration would be to shorten the lengthy introductions of the crew, as they did little or nothing to contribute to the overall plot of the story, and honestly, I forgot about them after each was listed. I would have preferred to have those words used for more action scenes, which I felt were written in a compelling manner, and helped ratchet up the tension of the story. Those were my favorite parts.

Recommended for lovers of science fiction, I rate this story as four stars, and I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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