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Book Review: Don't Rust On Me Now by Dee W. Schofield

Don’t Rust On Me Now by Dee W. Schofield is a science fiction short story. Since this is a short story, I will not divulge any of the plot points in this opening. Otherwise, I’ll probably just ruin any reason for you to read it. For future reference, any short stories I review will always follow this rule.

The Good: The concept behind Don’t Rust On Me Now is interesting. The story basically asks the question “Can human minds placed in android bodies fall in love?” Maybe I’m giving away a little bit of the story–contradicting the paragraph above–but that concept is interesting and a good thing about the story.

The Bad: While the concept is interesting, I feel the execution of developing that idea is off. The author touches on the thought, but not to a deep enough degree. And personally, the way the author addresses the situation of the “love” part of the story is somewhat shallow–no pun intended.

The Ugly: The resolution to the story is very quick. The main character draws a conclusion so fast, that there is no suspense involved with their concern. It would have been nice for the author to develop the concern of the character a little more, maybe build up to the conclusion at which the main character arrives.

Overall, I liked Don’t Rust On Me Now. While I see many ways in which this story could have been improved, it was still a fun read.

Don't Rust On Me Now is available for $0.99 on Smashwords.


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