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Hmm, Quite Good Review of 22nd Century Genie ...

Monday, 6 September 2010

I just came across this review of my Beatles-related SF thriller, 22nd Century Genie, published a few months back in Jupiter SF. It says :

"Simms is a "Genie" or Genehunter, one who specializes in finding genetic material from famous people long dead. James and Maya Cross hire him to collect the genetic material of the Beatles. This sets Simms on a quest that involves him with and [sic] old enemy, an old lover and someone he did not know existed. He finds out that the Crosses have something else in mind. This one was quite imaginative and compelling."

I don't know, is that a good or a lukewarm review? Is it "quite" as in "perfectly" or "quite" as in "fairly"? I guess it's really the latter but perhaps I'll assume the former. Or perhaps I'm just overanalyzing ...


  1. Awww it's a brilliant review! You can't get more fab than "quite imaginative and compelling"!!!

    :-) YAY for you!

    Take care

  2. Thanks Old Kitty - if you say it's brilliant that's good enough for me!

  3. As a Yank interpreting the British implied meaning here, I would assume that "quite" in this case means "very". It's a good'un!

  4. It's awesome. Except for the typo--one I'm always making myself--I'd say it's quite marvelous.

  5. Congrats on your review, Simon!
    The tone sounds good to me. Don't read too much into it. It's a good review overall ;)

  6. Milo, Anne and Claudia

    Thanks for that - I feel much better about it now!

  7. Stop overthinking and be happy! LOL That was a fine review! And "quite" sound British to me in this context as in "rather" - i.e. good. :)

  8. Susan,

    Ah, such good advice - here and more generally. Thank you.

  9. Sounds like a good review to me! I found your blog via the BBQ, and am excited to read more! Also, I concur about Fall. It's sad to see summer go, but I find I'm always more productive in the "working months."

  10. Bess,

    Thanks - I'll stop stressing about it!

  11. It's quite a good review...;)
    lol, it's a great review!
    Congrats :)

    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey


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