Not What I Expected by Howard Faxon


Description: I was sent off in one of mankind's first starships, tasked with exploration and biological seeding of terraforming bacteria. Against all odds I made it back home to an empty planet.
Size: 50 KB ( ~ 9,481 words)
Type: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, Extra Sensory Perception, Aliens

Review by Jetcrash747   [other reviews by Jetcrash747]

Reviewed: 2016-07-10 - (Review Updated: 2016-07-11)


Howard Faxon is a writer of tremendous skill, to create a short story dealing with the very last living man on our mother earth, an insightful journey. Take an eighty something year old man send him on a space flight to go where no one had gone before, to the distant stars, bring him back after a very very very long flight to nothing. You have the basic story what happens or happened? I can't or won't tell any more of the plot, you have to read the story to find out. It's an interesting story, an enjoyable readers experience which I hope you'll undertake.

'Not What I Expected' by 'Howard Faxon'

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

Review by Leo   [other reviews by Leo]

Reviewed: 2016-07-09


As a prolific author here on SOL, Mr. Faxon is an iconoclast with a unique viewpoint that we do not often see.

And in my mind, that's a good thing - a very good thing!

I'll not spoil the story for you by trying to dissect it, suffice to say that the technical quality is good and the appeal is also top shelf. But... there's not too much plot. But hey, it's a diary not a novel.

As I write this review, the story has a 6.78 score. That's a shame as (IMO) the story should rate well over 8.5!

I strongly recommend you take the time to read this one as it presents some food for thought that does not come along all that often.

Good job!

Plot: N/A | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10