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The Derby Scribes

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
An exciting mix of the fantastic, the wonderful, and the frightening by the talented members of the Derby Scribes writing group. Overall it's a versatile and multi-faceted anthology, blending the corners of reality with aspects of the fantastical in a refreshing way.

Contains eleven short stories from guest authors Simon Clark, Conrad Williams and Neal James, plus Derby Scr
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Published (first published August 16th 2011)
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Matthew Fryer
Nov 10, 2011 Matthew Fryer rated it really liked it
This new anthology from Stumar Press comes courtesy of the combined efforts of the Derby Scribes, a keen UK writing group who’ve been gathering twice monthly in a pub for several years. The book features tales from both regular members and guests at their meetings, some of whom are established authors, others less known. I’m always tentative when approaching books like this, even with a sprinkling of familiar names on the TOC. The efforts of some writing groups - despite their well-meant enthusi ...more
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Apr 18, 2012 A Book Vacation rated it really liked it
Anthologies aren’t something I usually read, but my interest was piqued after I perused “In the Spirit of Darwin” by Simon Clark. It’s a highly interesting tale about an 84 year old man, Lloyd Jefferson, who meets Sir Charles Darwin in 2010. It’s written in such a way that the reader, like Lloyd, is a bit confused concerning the presence of Darwin and questions his being—is it a dream, or reality? As the story progresses and the two men discuss reality, evolution of the human mind, of human beha ...more
(note: I skip star ratings for anthologies, because that just doesn't seem like an accurate reflection of the variety of fiction within...)

If speculative fiction is an all-you-can-eat buffet, then this anthology is the appetizer tray, featuring tempting little tastes of multiple flavors. I’m still more of a series reader than a short-story one, but this anthology reminded me that even short fiction can pack a powerful punch.

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