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  1. says:

    My brothers and sisters are identical to me; we come from the same brood After chores they always push past me with their heavy bodies As I dream they get to the table first They feed and fill themselves and when I finally tear myself away from the night stars and make my way inside I always find that there is little left for me eat As a result I’ve grown up small for my kindA cute little story that's a fast read I hadn't heard of Tin Star or the author before this but the summary of this made me curious I liked the glimpses into the Hort way of life their rituals rubbing wings for comfort mating etc and connected to Heckleck Parts of his personality reminded me of myself I try to ignore my brothers and sisters as I do my work under the hot twin suns They call me names They call me dreamer They call me innocent They call me ridiculousWish there had been background info on the Horts and their society some things were mentioned briefly but not touched on in great detail Also didn't 'feel' the love Heckleck felt for Goglu it just felt flat to me A few statements and Heckleck is in love with her I wanted to kick his brother for what he did but things worked out for our MC in the end it seems The preuel ends on a good note that I imagine sets up the first bookMaybe all this is expanded on in Tin Star? It's definitely got my curiosity piued for the bookWorth a read if you have a few minutes Side note the cover picture is gorgeousRead the story here 25 and 3 stars


  2. says:

    This was very interesting and left me wanting


  3. says:

    Compact competent preuel for a series I haven’t read The protagonist is a finely drawn alien creature whom we are drawn into both his species and individuals angst Lots of growth and development in just a few pages and even a little sympathyIf these short preuels are supposed to “set the hook” for the following book or series in this case Castellucci'sTin Star most fall short Most seem like after the fact add ons to please the fandom rather than really whet an unfamiliar reader with the greater workSuperb cover illustration by Dominick Saponaro I’m a sucker for good cover artA good read


  4. says:

    The author did a really good job introducing an alien culture and a character I could connect with in a very short story Well developed and different It left me wanting to know and how things are going to play out from here


  5. says:

    When Tula Bane a Human was left for dead on the Yertina Fertay station she met Heckleck He is the one than any other who allowed her to survive and thrive Here is a short story about what sent him into space and taught him the skills he would teach Tula


  6. says:

    55Why did it take me so long to read this when I dfhfjhsdfhsdfj loved HeckleckRemedied A great short story about his past Now I want to reread Tin Star again


  7. says:

    Really enjoyed this short story in the Tin Star universe Still hoping for in that series


  8. says:

    The Sound of Useless Wings by Cecil Castellucci 3308 wordsAnother funner story despite some rather sad business this one follows an alien who finds himself an outcast among his people Smaller and open to the unknown to space and all its mysteries he is excited when he is chosen to move to a new world and that hope emboldens him to hope for to perhaps hope that he can succeed as a member of his people to get a mate and sire broods Fortunately or unfortunately he is taught that it's not to be and is betrayed by a brother so that he has no choice but to flee But in that flight he gains what he had always hoped for It's a strange story but one that shows how what we want is something we're not always aware of And while the main character thinks that his life is over when he loses the dream of having a family instead he finds that he just needed to look elsewhere just needed to find himself among the stars that he yearned to see It's a sweet story a nice way to finish off the month


  9. says:

    I am usually wary of preuels and short stories set in the world of a bigger book series because they often fail to deliver This is a surprising exception I have not red the Tin Star series but after reading this novelette I mightThis is the story of Heckleck a Hort alien raised to understand that breeding and propagating his own kind is the sole reason for living When he is called upon to settle on a new planet he meets the daughter of a politician Goglu with whom he falls helplessly in love and is determined to win over But nothing is easy in love and space exploration


  10. says:

    This is a preuel to the author's novel Tin Star which I Haven't read so I'm treating it as a standalone short story PoV Is a character of an insect awaited race in a multi alien spacefaring universe It just worked okay for me presumably engaging for those familiar with the character's later story


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Useless Wings

Read & Download Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Cecil Castellucci

Torcom story set in the world of Tin StarIn this preuel to Tin Star we meet Heckleck the Hort alien who befriends Tula Bane on the space station Yertina Feray in her fight for survival In his modest beginnings Heckleck is raised. Compact competent preuel for a series I haven’t read The protagonist is a finely drawn alien creature whom we are drawn into both his species and individuals angst Lots of growth and development in just a few pages and even a little sympathyIf these short preuels are supposed to “set the hook” for the following book or series in this case Castellucci'sTin Star most fall short Most seem like after the fact add ons to please the fandom rather than really whet an unfamiliar reader with the greater workSuperb cover illustration by Dominick Saponaro I’m a sucker for good cover artA good read

review Useless Wings

To understand that breeding and propagating his own kind is the sole reason for living When he is called upon to settle on a new planet he meets the daughter of a politician Goglu with whom he falls helplessly in love and is de. 55Why did it take me so long to read this when I dfhfjhsdfhsdfj loved HeckleckRemedied A great short story about his past Now I want to reread Tin Star again

Read & Download Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Cecil Castellucci

Termined to win over But nothing is easy in love and space exploration and when his plans become thwarted he must find a new way of lifeThis short story was acuired and edited for Torcom by Connie HsuCover art by Dominick Sapona. I am usually wary of preuels and short stories set in the world of a bigger book series because they often fail to deliver This is a surprising exception I have not red the Tin Star series but after reading this novelette I mightThis is the story of Heckleck a Hort alien raised to understand that breeding and propagating his own kind is the sole reason for living When he is called upon to settle on a new planet he meets the daughter of a politician Goglu with whom he falls helplessly in love and is determined to win over But nothing is easy in love and space exploration

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  • Useless Wings
  • Cecil Castellucci
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
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About the Author: Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books Titles include Boy Proof The Year of the Beasts illustrated by Nate Powell First Day on Earth Rose Sees Red Beige The ueen of Cool The Plain Janes and Janes in Love illustrated by Jim Rugg Tin Star Stone in the Sky Odd Duck illustrated by Sara Varon and Star Wars Moving Target A Princess Leia Adventure Her short