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From independent publisher Dagan Books, IN SITU is a new anthology of science fiction stories featuring alien archeology, hidden mysteries, and things that are better off left buried.

A quiet man finds more than he bargained for when he sets out with his metal detector on a lonely hill ... A soldier meets a new kind of enemy fighting an altogether different kind of war ...
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Paperback, 186 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Dagan Books (first published July 8th 2012)
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Mieneke
Nov 20, 2012 Mieneke rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction, 2012
History is one of my favourite subjects and archaeology has always intrigued me. Especially the idea that we are fodder for the future, that a few centuries from now there will be people digging up artefacts we've left behind and wondering about how we lived. Archaeology is the art of interpretation, just as history is an interpretation of the facts as we have them; in some ways literary analysis is also a form of archaeology—you dig from any references and allusions the author has left in the ...more
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Aug 18, 2012 Paul Weimer rated it liked it
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Gwen Perkins
Nov 18, 2012 Gwen Perkins rated it really liked it
I confess... I read this mainly for the R.S. Hunter story. As ever, I wasn't disappointed. The rest of the book has some fantastic pieces in it as well.
Mrs Giggles
Sep 25, 2013 Mrs Giggles rated it liked it
In Situ has aliens. That's the single loose theme that unites the disparate stories in this anthology, as they can go from one end to another when it comes to the setting, tone, atmosphere, and what not. Most stories tackle the theme of xenoarcheology, which is a fancy term to describe excavation of historic ruins on other planets or, if these ruins are on Earth, of alien origin. Not all stories put this theme as their central focus, however.

Reading this anthology, therefore, is like going on a
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Jared Millet
Sep 23, 2013 Jared Millet rated it really liked it
I love anthologies in which authors are handed a basic, high-concept premise and turned loose to figure out how many variations on the theme are possible. The theme here is "archaeological science fiction," which is an amazingly fertile ground to play in. The stories run the gamut from modern excavators digging up wrecked spaceships to tales of far future aliens messing around in the ruins of Earth.

The stories seem to be arranged in chronological order of the time period in which they are set, w
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Tyrannosaurus regina
This anthology was a pleasant read, and conceptually (xenoarchaeology) it was right in my wheelhouse. The stories are a really good mix, thematically and tonally, ranging from horror to comedy and all points between. But there wasn't anything that really grabbed me or shook me up, or stuck with me for very long after reading.
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Aug 09, 2012 Nathan Shumate rated it liked it
Most of the stories were well-written, but my common complaint was that each seemed incomplete -- they were premises and set-ups, rather than full tales.
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Dagan Books: IN SITU 1 13 Dec 29, 2012 09:21PM  
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Carrie Cuinn is an author, editor, college student, and geek. Her writing often subverts classic science fiction, blending it with feminism, anti-colonialism, myth, poetry, weird, and more. (Plus, she really likes robots.) Recent publications can be found in Apex Magazine, Star*Line, Liminality Magazine, and Unlikely Stories. Cuinn founded Dagan Books, Ltd. in 2010, and Lakeside Circus , a digital ...more
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