Having read and re-read the Dark wheel novella, over the years, I really wanted to find something that was similar, but obviously not as good, as the original story. What I came upon in the status Quo, was a full novel, full of depth, suspense, relationship issues, and the setting for, not just a story but more a quest of the truth, involving Galcorp and the hidden and murky issues of the Dark Wheel. Having been an avid reader for many years, from Dick Francis easy reading crime stories, to Robert Ludlum gritty Novels, on to terry Brooks and The shannara legacy? I've never stereotyped a given novel or author.
As I was nearing the end of the Status Quo, I had a mind to write and say how fantastic the novel was, that in my opinion, given the history of oolite as background, it surpassed Robert Holdstocks novel, who, admittedly had to make up his history, and crammed so much into a short story. I wished to tell Drew that I thought Status Quo was a fantastic piece of literature, not something that was cobbled together, that through the depth and quality of what is oolite and the many contributors, he brought a new dimension to the history of this seminal game. Unfortunately I didn't write to Drew about this, as I HAD to read Mutabilis, I had to know what happened to Rebecca and Jim, and the Dark Wheel. So, now half way through Finis, I thought I would write and say... Well done Drew! I would never have thought that from the small beginnings of oolite that it would produce a write of such quality, that is now writing the Novella for Elite: Dangerous. I could think of no-one better placed, and I commend you on your writings thus far, and hope to continue to read you works. Thankyou for giving me such entertainment!