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The Robot Chronicles (The Future Chronicles) Kindle Edition
"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.
- ASIN : B00M3GIBUK
- Publication date : July 23, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1710 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 399 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #488,844 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This book has both kinds of short stories. A few are truly quite enjoyable to read and are pleasantly thought provoking. "The Invariable Man" and "PePr, Inc." were good stories that were quite intriguing and made me think "hmmmm, that was cool" when they were over. A few others are middle-of-the-road and hard to remember; a few missed the mark entirely, and one (the one involving the snow storm) was simply a ridiculous waste of time.
"The Robot Chronicles" is not representative of the best of the breed, but it does contain works by two or three who bear watching.
Two issues further rain on this book's parade. First, the fabulously pompous introduction by the editor almost made me delete the book before reading it. Trust me, there is more to life than writing science fiction. Second, each story includes an afterword from it's respective author. Sadly, all but one or two come across as an appeal to buy more books, making this whole project seem like an advertisement (that I paid for) for mostly second rate authors.
I gave the book three stars out of respect for the two or three authors who contributed decent material; one or two stars apply to the remainder. I haven't read anything else from "The Future Chronicles" - I hope they are better than this thing.
Also, I have grown frustrated with the high prices on some ebooks, especially given that they cannot be shared or traded. Ten to fifteen dollars for a three- to four-hundred page ebook is too much. Most of the authors contributing to these collections seem to be keeping their prices under five dollars and often give better deals on some of their series books.
So keep the Chronicles coming, this is a good thing for avid readers.