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[CLOSED - NO FURTHER NEED FOR BETAS RIGHT NOW] Beta Reader Request for "The Heights of Ambition" (Science Fiction, 90K words) (1 Viewer)

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Gamer_2k4

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TITLE: The Heights of Ambition
GENRE: Science Fiction - First Contact
WORD COUNT: 90K
BLURB: When a deadly enemy drives Parul from his subterranean home, he discovers a strange and wonderful land. But one of the inhabitants there resolves to take him back, and they set out on an adventure that reveals the world's extraordinary history.
SENSITIVE CONTENT: infrequent, mildly graphic violence; perilous situations
AUDIENCE DESCRIPTION: General audiences, particularly fans of "unknown world" adventures. Prior understanding of some science fiction concepts is helpful but not required. No profanity, no sexual content, sparse violence.
EXPECTATIONS: This a finished and (presumably) polished work. Any comments are welcome, but I'm primarily looking for feedback on what works and doesn't work from a presentation, plot, setting, or character development point of view. Basically, how do you feel about it and why. I'd prefer feedback in the form of inline comments in a Word document.
TIMESCALE: No longer than 3 months if possible. Sooner is always better.
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Read-only Word document (notes enabled), or PDF if desired. The former is preferred.

I'm definitely willing to exchange beta reads, as I've found people are more motivated to read if they're got a work of their own being reviewed. I'll review any genre (though I'm incredibly rigid when it comes to poetry), and am very thorough in my comments.
 
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Turnbull

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I'm a little surprised no one else answered. I'll give yours a looksee, if no one else has yet. If you wouldn't mind checking out my short story, that would be cool. It's only 13k words.
 

Gamer_2k4

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I'm a little surprised no one else answered. I'll give yours a looksee, if no one else has yet. If you wouldn't mind checking out my short story, that would be cool. It's only 13k words.

Yeah, I would have thought with the past year that everyone and their brother would have finished novels ready to exchange. Thanks for the reply just the same; I saw your PM and I'll email you.
 

Gamer_2k4

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Thank you to the several people who reached out to me about this. It seems I'll need to do some extensive rework, so for now, I'm no longer looking for beta readers.
 
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