Under a New Star

Under a New Star Lots of teenage boys think they re the last person to ever get laid But for an alien named Vadix it might just be the truth

  • Title: Under a New Star
  • Author: Phoebe North
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 281
  • Format: ebook
  • Lots of teenage boys think they re the last person to ever get laid.But for an alien named Vadix, it might just be the truth.

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    1. Confession: before this year, I never read much science fiction. Why? Well, the genre is very convoluted to me, a person who is much more fantasy-oriented than science fiction-oriented.However, I have to say that, if more sci-fi writers wrote like Phoebe North, I would be much more inclined to pick up sci-fi novels. She brings to mind the lush writing of Ursula K. Le Guin, except with a much more accessible flair.Vadix, the alien character in this short story, is a longing, wanting soul. He want [...]

    2. If you like aliens a whole lot, you'll like this story. "Under a New Star" was vaguely based on a dream I had when I was 14 about a teenage alien living in an underground house on the outskirts of a city. One day, I'll start coming up with new material.Not today, though.

    3. This is a free short story. I don't read a lot of short stories nowadays, and I'm leery about self-published fiction, but the author apparently has a debut novel coming out, and this was free, soWe aren't immediately told that the main character is an alien and that we aren't on Earth, but the contextual clues alert us pretty quickly. It's one of those stories where much of the experience is trying to figure out what is really going on, as the first-person narrator describes in matter-of-fact te [...]

    4. As someone who isn't an avid SciFi fan, I went into this read with no real expectations other than my personal association with the writer and her great talent. I finished this piece completely in love with the characters and with an overwhelming desire to know more about their lives and what the future will hold for them. Very well drawn world with flawed characters that while not human, are endearingly humanistic. Absolutely recommend!

    5. This is a really short story and it leaves lots of ideas to interpret.I sort of shy away from aliens and spaceships and a 'universe/outer space' setting. The Green Lantern was wasted on me, and I still have the stereotypical image of green aliens landing on earth in a frisbee-like mothership. There's also The Masterchief, who was lost in Mars or some other planet. I think that any guy that looks like this is an alien and I still don't understand why my best friend has his picture on her desktop: [...]

    6. I’m not normally a sci-fi person, but I’m always looking for something different. Phoebe doesn’t disappoint. Within a short time span, and through lyrical writing, I actually felt for the main character, Vadix, who feels the pressure to mate with the girl he loves. Instead, he chooses to go to school first, and then they can start their life together. Constantly viewing everyone with their mates only makes Vadix miss his even more. But there’s trouble a thousand miles away, and Vadix’s [...]

    7. I loved the style. Since I read a lot of UF, I'm used to a more utilitarian kind of prose. This reminded me how much powerful a good idea can be when it's told using beautiful words.I'd like to find out how this new Vadix, a lousk, will deal with what is ahead.

    8. Not so much of a short story as it is a tease. An interesting and original set up that will hopefully turn into a full length novel. More about Vadix and his world, please Phoebe =)

    9. Hmmm,strange blurb . . . "Lots of teenage boys think they're the last person to ever get laid.But for an alien named Vadix it might just be the truth." Okaaaaaayyy . . .

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