Reviews: The Coin
Eliezer Yudkowsky's review
I would accord this the status of one of the Legendary Fanfictions - of what I've read so far, it wins the Suzumiya Haruhi category. And the Real Science doesn't hurt either.
One of the best Haruhi fanfics I've come across: all the characters are accurately portrayed, and having Haruhi as first-person narrator gives us an interesting new twist and a deeper insight into the world from her perspective that's particularly well-suited to this story. All the main characters, and their interrelationships, develop over the course of the story in plausible and touching ways. The plot arc is well executed, leading to moments of real emotional tension, and the individual scenes are well crafted with excellent description — a very imaginative sequence set on an alien planet stands out as the highlight, and the ending (which I won't spoil) is simply beautiful. 10/10