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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 24 Jul 2013 22:15 Title: 'Countdown to Oblivion'

Poor Jex! I love Rah, but I admit, it would probably startle the life out of me to see him, too, all fur and fang and blood. Three meters tall? Really? Geez, how does he fit on that ship? Jex flashing back was interesting. I wonder how many Kzinti serve now; I can't imagine even after all that time it's too many.

Neat POV work, too. Eventually, though, we've gotta actually see what happens!

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 31 May 2013 04:52 Title: 'Countdown to Oblivion'



He blew up the ship! What! No, he couldn’t have, could he? It has to be some sort of ploy, doesn’t it? Yet, it seems that everyone is distinctly aware in their last moments that the ship is doomed. That McGregor has killed them all. I can scarcely believe it, I’m with Fang (who was a BADASS in that scene where he destroyed the Nausican, OMG) that McGregor would not destroy his own ship. Not like that. Not that way.

Yet, it looks increasingly like McGregor did do just that.

Whatever the case, the last scenes and moments here-at least the characters tend to think so-have come to pass. Stanley in engineering, desperately trying to find some way to minimize the damage the ship’s impending destruction will cause and failing. His last words and scenes were oh so very Stanley and couldn’t have happened in any other way really.

We have Becca in a death fight with Valdros, trying her best to survive while getting answers. She didn’t get any answers but Templar did save her bacon (before getting blinded by a phaser blast, which I thought was a very nice touch as too often phasers are fired so close to one’s head and yet no one seems to recoil from the light … but Sebastian did here, nicely done) and her interrogation of Valdros, short as it was, was pretty sweet (superhot phaser point pressed against neck: yes).

Then, finally, we have Jex and Gardener. Gardener is pretty sure McGregor is gonna get them all killed (love the grouch in him, even in desperate situations) so he rolls off and leaves Jex on her own (poor girl) and I totally loved the Jex/Fang interactions. Jex having a past life that was ended by a Kzinti is a nice touch and now it seems the ship has gone and died. Or … has it?


Reviewer: Anna Amuse Signed [Report This]
Date: 14 Jul 2009 20:48 Title: 'Countdown to Oblivion'

Okay, I changed my mind, thriller turned almost to a horror. (And I like horrors!) Also, I've never known another author who'd be as sadistic. Not only did you created one hell of a cliffhanger back there, now you prolong it! Grrrr. I wonder if the pieces are going to lead to a real team work. Hmm... Well done!

Author's Response:

Coolio. And yeah what's a cliffhanger if it doesn't keep you hanging for a bit. As for team work ...

Reviewer: SLWatson Signed [Report This]
Date: 27 Apr 2009 16:46 Title: 'Countdown to Oblivion'

You sure know how to keep a woman in suspense, man. But I'm tripping out seeing your Kzinti in action, and I like the whole thing.

Author's Response:

Well poor Rah - or 'Fang' as he is affectionally called - but not to his face - isn't seen too much yet. But he'll get his claws out in the future, of that you can be sure. But I think we get the idea that he is swift and merciless.

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