❴Reading❵ ➾ Useless Wings Author Cecil Castellucci – Motyourdrive.co.uk


  • ebook
  • 32 pages
  • Useless Wings
  • Cecil Castellucci
  • English
  • 12 June 2017

10 thoughts on “Useless Wings

  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 kind.A 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 ridiculous.Wish 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 prequel ends on a good note that I imagine sets up the first book.Maybe all this is expanded on in Tin Star It s definitely got my curiosity piqued for the book.Worth a read, if you have a few minutes Side note the cover picture is gorgeousRead the story here 2.5 and 3 stars


  2. says:

    This was very interesting, and left me wanting .


  3. says:

    Compact, competent prequel 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 sympathy.If these short prequels 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 work.Superb cover illustration by Dominick Saponaro I m a sucker for good cover art.A 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:

    The Sound of Useless Wings by Cecil Castellucci 3308 words Another 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.


  7. says:

    I am usually wary of prequels 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 might.This 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.


  8. says:

    This is a prequel 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.


  9. says:

    This was a sad short story about an insect alien who was betrayed by his brother and lost his love He started by moving forward though by travelling the space The description of his insect parts was a bit creepy.


  10. says:

    great little perspective story, and a fun lead in to the universe of the series side note i m saddened by the fact that this wonderful cover is followed in the series with the photoshop underwhelm that seems to be a major trend currently.


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Useless Wingscharacters Useless Wings, audiobook Useless Wings, files book Useless Wings, today Useless Wings, Useless Wings 1dd93 Tor Story Set In The World Of Tin StarIn This Prequel 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 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, And When His Plans Become Thwarted, He Must Find A New Way Of LifeThis Short Story Was Acquired And Edited For Tor By Connie HsuCover Art By Dominick Saponaro


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 Queen 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