I am currently swept up in books about the sea, so this anthology of short stories was right up my alley. There really are no bad stories in the book. My favorites follow:
"Four Billion Years of Solitude" by Alex Berg, this hard science fiction story about an expedition to one of the moons of Jupiter stands out both because it is science fiction in a mostly fantasy collection and because its message is so hopeful and joyous.
The first story, "Sea Wind" by Kevin J. Anderson is a richly detailed story set in Lisbon during the age of discovery.
"All Yours” by Melissa Koons from Undercurrents. Is a chilling horror story set in an imagined sea where the mermaids are deadly. I couldn’t sleep after reading it.
“In the Garden of the Coral King” is a light fable perfect for the time we live within. It asks what choices matter for our time and for the time of our descendants.
"Sea Dreams" by Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson is touching, hopeful and leaves one questioning the barriers between the worlds of magic and our practical world.
All in all, a very good collection and one I would recommend.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 5 minutes|
|Author||Lisa Mangum - editor, Chris Barili, Jody Lynn Nye, L. D. Colter, Mary Pletsch, Joy Dawn Johnson, Lauren A. Lang, Chris Mandeville, Terry Madden, Robert J. McCarter, Kristin Luna, Jessica Guernsey, Rebecca Moesta, Gregory D. Little, Kevin J. Anderson|
|Narrator||Charles Kahlenberg, Carla Harkness|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 15, 2019|
|Publisher||WordFire Press LLC|
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#187,793 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#645 in Science Fiction Anthologies & Short Stories
#1,143 in Fairy Tale Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,346 in Literature Anthologies
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Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2019
I love a well-crafted anthology and sea monsters, so this collection of shorts was right up my alley! All the stories were excellent, and there was great variance in the selection so I never felt bored with the concept and theme. My favorites were probably Heroes of the Russian Federation and Teens Teach Tech, but they were all great reads. If you like things lurking in the deep, you’re sure to find a story you like in this collection!
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018
I was so lucky to get to read most of these stories on their way to publication. The finished product is even more wonderful than the drafts. Each story is unique, full of perspective and energy. I learned about new reasons to fear the ocean! The myths and monsters in this collection are perfect for Halloween evenings. You'll find something to satisfy every member of the family.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2021
I really liked this anthology. almost all of them had a unique charm or terror and no two of them were even vaguely similar. A creature feature with depth and I loved it.
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2019
With twenty-three stories, several from noted best-selling authors in the field, you'll be certain to find some that will resonate with your own tastes. If you like creepy, chilling, and outright frightening, you'll love this anthology. Just be sure to be reading on dry land, well away from deep waters.
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
Twenty Three fantastic stories of the deeps and the creatures that lurk beneath. These tales are varied in flavor but all delicious reads, they invite you into their underwarter worlds and leave you wanting to dwell beneith the waves forever, a cathonic creature yourself.