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The Alien Chronicles (The Future Chronicles) Paperback – January 6, 2015
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"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool
"A powerful new voice in speculative fiction"
--Nick Webb, USA Today bestselling author of the Legacy Fleet trilogy
About the Author
Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., time travel, dragons, robots, aliens, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 6, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 484 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1505877350
- ISBN-13 : 978-1505877359
- Item Weight : 1.21 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.21 x 8 inches
Best Sellers Rank:
#2,900,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #6,809 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Books)
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I also enjoyed "Uncle Allen," "Crawlies" and "Alien Space Tentacle Porn." I like these authors' writing styles and will keep an eye out for their other work.
"318" also deserves recognition: It's very dark, very well wrtten. But there's no aliens in it, so it seems an odd choice for the anthology.
I high recommend this anthology and look forward to reading others of the series.
While I did a story-by-story recap on my last, I ended up with a mile long review. I want to avoid it this time around. I'll go short and sweet.
Most stories were good and had a nice twist or two at the end that left me thinking or smiling and sometimes both. Out of the fifteen stories, there were only two I didn't like: Vessel and Emily May. The first one, while still original, I found it bland. The second one had a great blurb, but I couldn't get into the story. Something about the writing didn't appeal to me.
On the other hand, it is hard to name the ones I loved the most because there were many. A few stick out more than the others. I absolutely loved Trials, Second Suicide, and The Grove. So many including the ones I named could have made great full novels and even movies.
If you like alien stories, you're sure to find something you like in this anthology. Well worth reading.
I remember that I bought this anthology because a few of these authors are familiar to me, and I always like their work. They did not disappoint me. But I was surprised that my favorite of the bunch is a story by an author I've never heard of before now. I loved Crawlies, by Annie Bellet. That story had all the SF elements I enjoy the most, stuffed into a short story and flavored with the best kind of humor.
I enjoyed the greater majority of the stories, and I have a new author to stalk. Ahem, just kidding. Anyway, I'm glad I remembered to read this.
The authors are some of the best indie authors on the scene.
Each story has its own blend on the theme and everyone will find something to enjoy (I really hope everything, as I did).
They range from comic, to intensely reflective. From very short, a few crisp pages - to longer, not novella length even, but a nice light lunch.
The quality is there as usual - well written and edited. The point of view is always interesting, especially if humanity is involved.
Definitely recommended! :)
Top reviews from other countries
A short word from each author after each tale, allowing the reader the opportunity to find more of their work.
As the title, a good read.