I quite enjoyed this collection of stories around the theme of love. Each story had a strong speculative element, ranging from fantasy to magic realism to soft science fiction.
My favorites included:
"Leave the World to Darkness" by Fraser Sherman, is a soft science fiction mystery story about Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla trying to save the world from "the Nazi master of shadows."
"Melanie in the Underworld" by Victoria Feistner, a beautiful retelling of the Greek story of Orpheus's attempt to save his wife from the underworld. It read like Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
"Modern Love" by Gustavo Bondori deals with the pluses and pitfalls of the electronic age with regards to dating.
"Faster than the Speed of Slight" by Clint Spivey, a surprisingly poignant story of love between a man and an android.
Altogether, only two of the many stories didn't do much for me. I highly recommend this to you romantics-at-heart.
- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (29 March 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1511458380
- ISBN-13: 978-1511458382
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 313 g
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