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Man Against the Future: 17 Topflight Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Yarns.

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Bryan Young, sensational author of Lost at the Con, brings his dark visions of the future, the past, and worlds never seen, all in one stunning collection. Enter and be transported from alien battlefields and the post-apocalypse to the very gates of heaven and back!
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 20th 2011 by Shinebox Digital Publishing
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Rae M.
I got this through Goodread's first reads giveaways.

First of all, let me say that all together this is a pretty brilliant collection. I didn't care for the first story, and I was thinking it was pretty weak to be the first one. But other than that, enjoyed it, a lot.

Here's a bit on my favorite stories:
A Simple Country Murder / Late Term Abortion: I like these two as two sides of the same coin.

A Peculiar Constitutional: It's about a talking, intelligent cat. All that needs to be said.

The Flight
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Janine Spendlove
Dec 10, 2011 Janine Spendlove rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Janine by: The author
WOW! What an eclectic collection. There truly is something for everyone here! Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy, Romance, YA Lit, you name it.

It's hard to believe that one person wrote all these stories, but he did. Mr. Young truly is the master of switching "voices."

I really like about 1/2 the stories, disliked about 1/4 of the stories, and positively adored (and hope he turns them into full length novels) another 1/4 of the stories.

And yes, he managed to make me weep on last story. Simply beautiful.

Jason
Apr 28, 2014 Jason rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
This is a train wreck of poorly executed hyperbole. Unnecessarily political and the author beats his ideas into your head with a brick. There is barely any substance. I'd recommend the author learn the definition of subtlety.
Erin
Jun 15, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a good introduction to not only Bryan's work, but to Bryan as a man.
Amberley
Nothing more to say than fantastic! These stories are great and leave you wanting more from Bryan!
PJ
Aug 15, 2014 PJ rated it really liked it
An excellent change of pace from his regular work!
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Most of the stories made me think. Nice format and future-oriented philosophy.
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Bryan Young works across many different media. As an author, he's written the bestselling comedic novel Lost at the Con, the critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure Operation: Montauk, the sci-fi western The Serpent's Head, and the alt-history WWI novel The Aeronaut. His latest non-fiction book is the bestselling Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. As a film producer, his ...more
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