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Refusenik

wkl37

Wondering if Refusenik plans on adding any more of his wonderful stories

awnlee jawking

@wkl37

I'd be delighted to read more of his work.

There's no 'e-mail' next to his name in the Author Catalogue but he accepts feedback on his stories so you could contact him that way. If there's no reply, you could contact the Webmaster and ask if his account has been accessed recently.

AJ

wkl37

Thanks I'll do that

KinkyWinks

@wkl37

Human Phoenix and Human Man are in my mind, the best stories on SOL. Over the years I have sent several "Feedback" messages to him but I don't remember getting a reply. I guess he gave us what he had, or maybe what he wanted, and decided that it was just not his calling to be a writer. On the other hand, he may well have sold millions of books and considered these to be of lessor quality or out of line with his normal work.

John Demille

@KinkyWinks

Human Phoenix and Human Man are in my mind, the best stories on SOL.


I disagree with you on this. I read the books and while good, they're no exactly air tight.

I read the stories when they were posted and only once, so I may be misremembering things, so correct me if I'm wrong.

The main issues that I remember having with the books is that the protagonist doesn't behave like a normal person. He remembers his life with his gifts, he supposedly doesn't remember before that (especially after the author removed the original start where a dying man is converted into a boy with the gifts). So why isn't he like every other human who takes what he is for granted? Why does he question his gifts and is uncomfortable having them? Why would he feel better once the gifts are gone?

Doesn't make sense.

So while the stories are definitely entertaining, they are not realistic from a human psychology point of view.

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@John Demille


Doesn't make sense.


I must not have read the original posts.

What I recall is a wacko kills Mom, Dad, and son and buries them in the desert. But the aliens, who never reappear until the end, resurrect the boy.

The boy is being hunted by a Drug Cartel (?) and a rogue government black ops agent who is not part of Witness Protection gets the boy into the government's witness protection program. The boy grows up with unique abilities wondering how he came to be stabbed; no recollection of what happened before a deputy found him in the desert. All he can recall is what the rogue agent told him. The alien's explanation at the end never made sense to me.

Ernest Bywater

@John Demille

So while the stories are definitely entertaining, they are not realistic from a human psychology point of view.


The boy is an alien nanite reconstruct from the body, but the brain had degenerated too much to retain previous memories before the reconstruction occurred. That comes out in the 2nd story.

JimWar

While I'm not sure I would say they are my favorite stories or the best stories on here, they are in the top handful of stories and I enjoyed them enough to read them again. I have often told my wife that the best thing that will happen if and when I get Alzheimer's will be that I can take my favorite few stories and read them again and again as if they were new each time.

awnlee jawking

@KinkyWinks

I seem to recall him revealing his real name and telling us that his books were available for sale. If that's true, can anyone remember the details?

AJ

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JimWar

@awnlee jawking

AJ,
I looked at the chapter end post of Human Phoenix and at the end of the story he said it was his first Novel length work. Also in the blog he stated that he would begin work on the sequel after he had finished some class work, which seems to indicate he was in school. He also stated this in his profile: "After being an avid reader for several decades I thought I might put, 'Hell, I could write that. to the test.." This would seem to indicate he was not a writer of other genre's.

docholladay

As a writer that is his right to make the choice of whether or not to continue sharing his talent.

As a reader I can only enjoy what he has freely shared with all of us.

As a reader I can hope he will eventually decide to continue sharing his talent. But again its his choice, not mine that counts.

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