Y S McCool


(1) "Upgrade #1: A Fresh Start" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 27th February 2000 (1)

First story in the Upgrade series, set in a future parallel universe. I like the idea, a true Sentinel in a world of cyborg-enhanced ones. The style is frustrating, I feel as if Jim and Blair's relationship is rushed, brushed over, instead of giving us time to savour its development. We're just told they became friends, without seeing why or how. All we actually see is that Jim has reason to be grateful, and Blair is unaccountably generous. Frustrating.

(2) "Upgrade #2: Cutting Edge" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 27th February 2000 (2)

Second story in the Upgrade series. Again, good ideas, and some great dialogue, but again, I feel as if things have happened behind my back that I've missed out on. Frustrating. Also, Blair's background is a bit too good to be true.