• Title: Loss Leader
  • Author: Simon Haynes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Loss Leader After many delays and last minute setbacks the first colony ship leaves planet Earth for a distant star Join the crew as they discover all is not as it seemsOriginally published in Andromeda Spaceway
    After many delays and last minute setbacks, the first colony ship leaves planet Earth for a distant star Join the crew as they discover all is not as it seemsOriginally published in Andromeda Spaceways 3

    One Reply to “Loss Leader”

    1. A dark sci-fi regarding a small group leading colonists to another world. This is a short story, so character development is minimal, yet each character is very distinctive. I didn't find the characters extremely compelling. The story line and the discoveries the characters made were the compelling features that made this an enjoyable and interesting read.

    2. A story which originally appeared in an early edition of ASIM (which makes me feel like I should’ve read it before, but apparently I missed that issue). What happens when a company spends piles of money on a spaceship filled with cryogenically frozen settlers that the settlers aren’t keen on boarding? You treat the mission as a loss leader, of course. A bleakly amusing tale.

    3. This was a 32 page short science fiction story about a mission sent off from Earth into space, using Cryrogenic travel. I didn't realize it was so short when I got it, and it was too short to develop anything. It felt incomplete and kind of like there was no reason for it. It felt more like an idea for a story or book than a story or book in and of itself.

    4. Quite a good story. Only niggle for me was that it was too short. The idea is such a good one, and I reckon an awful lot could be done with it if it were a full book. But of course, it was only ever meant as a short story, and it is a good read as is!

    5. Loved the concept of this book and enjoyed the story, but it was so short that when I got to the end I felt a bit put out. I wanted a cleaner resolution to the end. I don't think it needed a lot more just something.

    6. Simon's sense of humor was evident in this story but I was left very depressed. The hopelessness of the situation--where's Clunk or Hal when you need them? Could this be the beginning of another series?It was well written, the characters were believable. Not the best story to read before bed.

    7. Thought it was kind of too short to when I first read it, then I realized, there was no better place to end the story.

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