Pretty Pink Planet

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL (Search Out and Establish Sentient Forms of Life) visits Prism, a popular tourist destination, to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens, if she can find and talk to them. More
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About Joy Smith

Joy V. Smith has been writing stories since she was a kid and made her own little books. Her stories and articles have been published in print magazines, webzines, and anthologies; and her SF has been published in two audiobooks, including Sugar Time. Her books include Strike Three, Sugar Time, Taboo Tech, Detour Trail, Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook, and a collection of her published short stories: The Doorway and Other Stories. Her ebooks include Hidebound, Pretty Pink Planet, Hot Yellow Planet, and Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure. She lives in Florida with Blizzard the Snow Princess, Pemberley, the tortoiseshell cat, and Samwise, the puppy.

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Reviews of Pretty Pink Planet by Joy Smith

Catherine G. reviewed on April 27, 2015

Pretty Pink Planet is a short story by Joy Smith which tells the story of Lori who has come to a planet, with the attention of finding out the real story of something that had happened to the race of Webbies, two of whom she has found in a hotel. she represents SOESFOL, an organisation who Search Out and Establish Sentient Forms of Life.

It was an interesting book, though the plot was a little generic and preachy; humans have caused the destruction of something and the plot is to fix what has happened. Forgetting that, I think that it just doesn't work as well as it could. The story is just far too short and we have very little explanation as to what is going on, save for a little bit of lackluster narration telling only a portion of the events. For example, in the beginning, it's kind of confusing because we know the main character is searching for something or someone, but the narration doesn't explain who we're searching for. Even once we've found the Webbies, I just feel like the explanation to the events that have ruined there planet haven't been properly explained.

I think that the story could work well, but it would need to be much longer; the events and characters need to be explained further. However, I did like it overall; the author has presented some reasonably interesting situations and a few interesting characters.
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Vincent Miskell reviewed on Oct. 25, 2011

If you like your aliens exotic and your humans adventurous, then Pretty Pink Planet is for you. Lori's mission as an agent of SOESFOL (Search Out and Establish Sentient Forms of Life) almost immediately puts her face to face with an assassin. She is seconds from death—with only the bizarre ocean life of the flamingo-pink planet to help. But can they?

Smith has an uncanny talent for portraying quirky aliens, who are both strange and familiar at the same time—or more precisely, the familiar turns suddenly eerie in this story. Lori's alien companion and translator, Chiing, is both amusing and seriously mysterious. Warning: once you've read Pretty Pink Planet, you'll want to continue the adventures with Lori and her alien companion Chiing in Hot Yellow Planet, which is also available for science fiction readers who are fascinated by intelligent alien life.
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G Miki Hayden reviewed on Oct. 9, 2011

An intriguing and satisfying story that tells us what's really going on, on this pretty pink tourists' destination.
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