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That is some damn good sci-fi right there. Thank you for writing it.

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Haven’t read good science fiction shorts in a while. That was wonderful.

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That’s pretty spectacular writing there. You should submit it to a magazine or anthology.

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A fitting tribute to the lonely waves.

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FeepingCreature said on February 8th, 2010 at 11:16 am

The word repetition at the start is a bit jarring. Otherwise, good work.

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mind = blown

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Lash Lightning said on February 8th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

A great short story. Something similar to Flatland, if without the satirical story behind it. Glimpses of alien life, just out of sight of the mind’s eye, made of sound itself.
I feel the repetition of certain words was needed to fully understand what they meant, comparing the language the sound-aliens use to what we would use in a similar situation, otherwise it would come off as annoying as how the Smurfs use the word “Smurf” for every other verb and adjective.
Do you read much science fiction? From what you’ve written here, there must be at least one or two books you could suggest to us as good reads.

Although this may sound gushy, I found that overall this was great.

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Wow. MGK, why the fuck are you in law school and not writing full-time?

I realize short sci-fi pays….well, nothing, but you’ve got an actual gift for it. This reads like a good Philip K. Dick story. (That’s high praise coming from me)

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Lawnmower Boy said on February 8th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Thesis supervisors always want to talk about their new shapes too much, but usually turn out to be good guys in the end.

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I was dicing onions for salsa before I sat down to read this. That’s why my eyes are watering. Not crying. Yes.

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I came to say something like what supergp said.

Also, the story is clearly enhanced by reading the article, which makes it something similar to a short story, but, as a combination, it’s also something for which there is no real category. Which makes the whole thing awfully self-referential.

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I probably could have said that a lot more clearly.

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Nice.

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Pretty much what everyone else said. Wow.

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You should send this to Escape Pod. They pay good money for stories like this, and it would be especially awesome narrated by Steve Eley.

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