The Future of Miss Powers by Lazlo Zalezac

Description: Miss Powers is fifteen years old. Dr. Danny Markem is one of the richest and most powerful men in the country. He will grant an interview to a news service only if an intern, specifically Miss Powers, does the interviewing. What does he want with her?
Size: 580 KB ( ~ 109,985 words)
Type: Drama
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Teenagers, Fiction, School

Review by bill9900   [other reviews by bill9900]

Reviewed: 2016-11-22

I had planned to write a longer review of Lazlo Zalzac's story, "The Future of Miss Powers", but a little procrastination helped me realize that I didn't need to after all.

I really liked this story, though my first impression on starting was "Where the hell is this going?"

The answer is, you have to read the whole story and see how all the hints and pieces fit together.

Suffice it to say, the story has a great appeal, at least to me, and I don't really need to write a longer review because Lazlo has written a very long post on his blog dated 11/15/2016 with a wonderful explanation of how the story was composed. Great job, Lazlo!

While publishing this story, Lazlo published another Jade Force story in parallel on his usual Sunday schedule. It, too, is another example of his writing skill, and very enjoyable to read.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10

Review by Steve Ogden   [other reviews by Steve Ogden]

Reviewed: 2016-10-23

I'll start with the one downer. This is being published at one chapter a week. On the plus side that is one thing you can be certain of, come Monday morning you will have a chapter to read. The downside is that you will want to read the next chapter straight away. It's not going to happen so we just have to live with the suspense.

The story itself? From the Prologue we know how some issues come out. You could regard it as a spoiler but the journey is a wondrous thing. This review is after 22 chapters and it has already taken me to places I never expected. Of the biggest question "The Future of Miss Powers" there is nary a hint.

It is clean copy. TeNderLoin is a very good editor and LZ appears to take direction well. There may be technical errors but I didn't notice them and they don't impinge. What is good is that the characters are consistent to themselves, they don't suddenly go off in an unexpected direction, and what they do makes sense.

The story works on many levels. Yes LZ has his own ideas and agenda which come through here as in many of his other stories but it works on a narrative level.

I'm not going to precis the story, I don't know where it's going so it would be pointless and, also, it's one you should read for yourself and make up your own mind about.

Overall it is of the standard I have come to expect from one of a small circle of authors here to whom I would pay money to read their stories.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10