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Space Opera at its finest
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2015
This is a fantastic collection of science-fiction short stories. We have the humorous and horrific, the awe-inspiring and the monstrous. A little something for everyone and then some.
I was already a big fan of Captain Quasar before this book. Fowler's quirky captain gets into another mess and has to find a way to survive in "Captain Quasar and the Kolarii Kidnappers."
"The Ungreat Escape" may give you exactly what the title states, but there is a lot of in it. And "All Comms Down" makes you wonder exactly what it would be like for humans in deep space.
"Remembrance Day" is about a soldier's life after a war and what might happen if what he remembers isn't the whole story. While "The Lion'S Den" gives us a very clear experience of what it would like in a the huge predator's lair.
"Captain Clone" is my favorite of the stories. It's told from a clone's perspective and what it feels like in a future where clones are thought of as merely recyclable tools. My sympathy went out immediately to the clones. I particularly liked the alien Grey Cut that had a bit of a Lovecraftian feel.