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First Contact several short stories with more to come
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2016
This is a book of short stories that should have appeal to a broad audience of readers since there are different stories and different writing styles presented. The book is well written and most stories keep the reader engaged and interested throughout the reading time. In the first story I found the author jumping some what abruptly into the his work and then slowly adding to the readers information until you finally go “oh I see” and then it all makes sense. If you like alien tales this one should appeal to you. In the second story the writer begins a tale staged in the past but suddenly brings with it something that is futuristic even in todays standards. Then a mystery begins to develop as you realize the primary focus of everyone’s attention is secondary to a imminent threat to everyone’s very survival. If you like a little mystery with your SyFi you will probably enjoy this tale. The third story would have appeal to anyone that hopes that we will find innovative ways to help people in need of personal assistance but then there comes a twist in the story that changes the whole picture. Maybe we are making our robots act too much like people or maybe there is another reason! Read the story and see. The forth story invents a species that competes for dominance in the world and possibly threatens the very existence of the civilized world (or does it)? There is much more to the story and as you read the tale it becomes very clear that one species maybe more civilized than the other or possibly more ruthless. The next story has an other worldly theme to it. We see another place and want to make it ours, but what if there are already inhabitants there? What if they have a protector? See what happens. This next story has a ring of Area 51 or Roswell to it as well as HG Wells! Give it a read but look for the twist in the story! What if you all of the sudden realized that your reality wasn't as it seemed! That everything you knew of your family life was a sham, or just a allusion? That begins our next story and it looks good. This story has the feel of politics and betrayal along with some sexual encounters. Seems like a familiar storyline if you add in other worldly concerns and potential disasters. Then we have a story of space! It reminds me of episodes of fantasy and near destruction followed by salvation as least for a time. There is some language in this one however a nice storyline with action and mystery. I really enjoy a good space story! I thinks they saved the best for last, this one is a cute tale of interaction and the phycology of human behavior when distracted by meaningless tests while looking for a simple response. It really gave me a happy response. "I received a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.