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The Z Chronicles (The Future Chronicles) Paperback – June 11, 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 : Windrift Books; 1st edition (June 11, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 466 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0993983227
- ISBN-13 : 978-0993983221
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.05 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,035,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This snappy collection includes several gems. In Ann Christy’s macabre “Vindica,” a guy prepares for the apocalypse but forgets to include his girlfriend, comes up with *almost enough* cash to pay his way, and is enslaved as soon as the stuff hits the fan, which makes him *really angry.* (Moral: if you’re riding out the apocalypse in style, at least treat the help with some respect!) In Theresa Kay’s touching “Six Days,” a mother has just that much time to do right by her child. In “Gloria,” Hugh Howey puts the reader inside the head of a self-aware, pious ghoul. David Adams’ memorable “Her” tells the tale of a trans person turned zombie. And, in his impressive “Free Fall,” Peter Cawdron weds hard science fiction to the zombie apocalypse story.
The writing needs some weed-pulling here and there, but the collection’s overall quality is high. Every contributor makes a strong effort; the stories mentioned above are just my favorites.
It’s all good fun and, in this reviewer’s opinion, well worth the modest investment. Six bucks for hours of scary-good reading? That’s some kind of bargain, if you ask me. Shamble on over to the Kindle Store and corner your copy of _The Z Chronicles_ today!
(I received an advance reader copy for purposes of reviewing this work, but then paid for a copy, figuring it’s a good idea to support talented independent authors!)
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this collection in exchange for a fair review, but then I bought it anyway.... No other compensation was received.
Oh, and someone really needs to make a short film out of Z Ball.