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Stories For Nerds: A Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology Kindle Edition
Travel through a multitude of exciting worlds and adventures in this collection of innovative and thought-provoking science fiction and fantasy short stories.
How does a scientist and a band of corporate superheroes escape an eternal time-loop? What does a "real" mermaid do when she's held captive by a spoiled short-sighted prince? Why does a young woman find herself compelled to portray a trope character in a LitRPG? These and a multitude of other questions are answered in this first collection of short stories from some of the most imaginative authors to-date.
Stories For Nerds: Volume 1 will have you anticipating one epic short story after the other. Find your favorite new author - better yet, authors - here!
Volume 1 Includes:
Not In Their Nature by Scott Parkin, Abby Goldsmith, & Raphyel M. Jordan – sci-fi
My Brother's Keeper by Raphyel M. Jordan – sci-fi
Fires by Scott Parkin – fantasy
The Biggest Mermaid by Abby Goldsmith – fantasy
Last of Her Kind by Abby Goldsmith, Raphyel M. Jordan, Scott Parkin – fantasy
The Stranger and The Mask of Plagues :A Hall of Doors Short Story (#4.1) by Zachary Chopchinski – sci-fi
Parcel Twist by Quincy J. Allen – sci-fi
The Butcher of Orcin: A Big Damn Heroes Origin Story by Jeffery H. Haskell – sci-fi
Déjà vu by Raphyel M. Jordan, Scott Parkin, Abby Goldsmith – sci-fi
Value by Catherine Schaff-Stump – fantasy
My Father's Sword by MB Mooney – fantasy
There Be Dragons by Elle Beaumont – fantasy
A Pocketful of Sky by Scott Parkin, Raphyel M. Jordan, Abby Goldsmith – sci-fi/fantasy
- ASIN : B09JK41QNG
- Publisher : Raphyel Jordan (October 15, 2021)
- Publication date : October 15, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 716 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,474 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,603 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Kindle Store)
- #2,900 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #3,491 in Fantasy Anthologies
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"Stories for Nerds" surprised me. True, as an earlier stated, the stories vary in quality--but most are engaging, carry relevant themes, and have messages.
Special mention goes to "My Brother's Keeper," a story that conveys the honor of life.
Volume 1 includes the following titles:
♥ NOT IN THEIR NATURE by Scott Parkin, Abby Goldsmith, & Raphyel M. Jordan – sci-fi
♥ MY BROTHER'S KEEPER by Raphyel M. Jordan – sci-fi
♥ FIRES by Scott Parkin – fantasy
♥ THE BIGGEST MERMAID by Abby Goldsmith – fantasy
♥ LAST OF HER KIND by Abby Goldsmith, Raphyel M. Jordan, Scott Parkin – fantasy
♥ PARCEL TWIST by Quincy J. Allen – sci-fi
♥ THE BUTCHER OF ORCIN: A BIG DAMN HEROES ORIGIN STORY by Jeffery H. Haskell – sci-fi
♥ DÉJÀ VU by Raphyel M. Jordan, Scott Parkin, Abby Goldsmith – sci-fi
♥ VALUE by Catherine Schaff-Stump – fantasy
♥ MY FATHER'S SWORD by MB Mooney – fantasy
♥ THERE BE DRAGONS by Elle Beaumont – fantasy
♥ A POCKETFUL OF SKY by Scott Parkin, Raphyel M. Jordan, Abby Goldsmith – sci-fi/fantasy
♥ THE STRANGER AND THE MASK OF PLAGUES :A HALL OF DOORS SHORT STORY (#4.1) by Zachary Chopchinski – sci-fi
Grab your copy and find new authors to add to your library. You can never have too much of a good thing, right?
However, there were several stories in both genres that were well written and impactful. "My Brother's Keeper" by Raphyel Jordan and "The Butcher of Orcin..." (both military SF), as well as the fantasy stories "Parcel Twist" by Quincy Allen, "My Father's Sword" by MB Mooney, and "There Be Dragons" by Elle Beaumont all fall in that category for me. Those 5 stories comprise 38% of the stories in the collection; short of having a standout masterpiece, I typically consider an anthology to be worthwhile if at least 50% of the stories are impactful. Of course, these 5 represent my likes - the other 62% may have greater appeal for other readers!
I did receive an ARC of this anthology. That affected neither my opinion nor my voluntary review.
I can't pick just one favorite, but the following are on my list in order by when they appeared in the book: "Not In Their Nature"; "Last of Her Kind"; "Parcel Twist"; "Value"; and "A Pocketful of Sky". Honestly, I liked every single story, which is rare for me in an anthology. Congratulations to all of the authors. I would recommend "Stories For Nerds" to anyone who enjoys Science Fiction and Fantasy.
I received a free review copy and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.
I gave this 4* because although the stories were good, some of them I found outside of my interest due to violence and there were some typos that interrupted but, didn't take away from, the quality of the stories. This was a great collection of shortish stories covering the range of sci-fi & fantasy, with my faves being: The Biggest Mermaid by Abby Goldsmith; Last Of Her Kind by Abby Goldsmith, Raphyel M. Jordan, Scott Parkin; Parcel Twist by Quincy J. Allen; and There Be Dragons by Elle Beaumont. These stories were captivating with imagery and storytelling so vivid that when it ends you wonder what happened next and sad the adventure has come to an end. I hope these 4, especially, are extended to be longer short stories!