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Soul Survivors Hometown Tales Vol. 1

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Everyone you know is dead or dying. Your world is coming to an end. Could you do what's necessary to survive? Would you even want to survive? Would you be able to face horrors like the undead relentlessly pounding at your door, and murderous extra-terrestrials with the extinction of the human race as their one and only goal? How about deadly plagues that ravage entire popu ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Knightwatch Press
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Heather Faville
4.5 stars!

Some who have been with me from the start of my reviewing journey know that I used to dislike anthologies for various reasons, but having taken on a few anthologies since starting Doubleshot Reviews I have changed my mind. I’m not saying I adore anthologies, but I appreciate them much more now. Add in that I am familiar with some of the work of the authors in Soul Survivors Hometown Tales Volume 1 and I was excited to read this anthology.

People who know me in the real world know that I
Joy Killar
The Survivalist Within

As a reader of apocalyptic fiction my fascination of humanity’s conflict for survival never tires. I have come to realize that some of the best stories are the ones without survivors, and yet… I still always harbor the notion that if I was the protagonist I would have lived. I have joined the ranks of many other readers who now have a B.O.B. and a planned safe route. Preparations that were unheard of for most of us average Joe’s even ten years ago.

In such famous words, Geor
Kevin Walsh
Great book.

Being a big fan of 'I am Legend' by Richard Matheson, I thought I would give this book a go. This is one of the most well put together anthologies I've seen in a long time. Most anthologies I have read have always had a weak link in the book, they always had that one story that hurts my image of the whole anthology. For instance, "The Living Dead" (compiled by John Jospeh Adams) was a massive tome filled with a bunch of zombie goodies, except for some odd reason, the editor put in st
Lexy Gracia
An amazing collection of stories all based on what the sole survivor of an apocalyptic event would do. Some stories are fun, some creepy, a couple are even a might gross, but that is what makes this book a great read. You never know what is going to happen in the next story. I could not put this book down. It is amazing what the human mind can come up with in extreme circumstances. The delusions, the sacrifices... If you take this book on you will not be disappointed.
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Soul Survivors: Hometown Tales Vol. 1 is a collection of short stories based on the idea of being the last survivor after a post-apocalyptic event. Covering almost all apocalyptic scenarios - zombies, werewolves, demons, nuclear meltdown, and aliens and are all well-written and entertaining.

My favourites include:
‘The Fourth of July’ by Shawn M. Riddle - the story of three friends who come out of the woods to find the world gone to zomb
Rich Hawkins
Everyone loves a good apocalypse, don't they? Hell, I do...
Zombies, aliens, demons and all manner of evils lurk within this selection of stories. Sometimes you take a chance with anthologies because for all the good stories in one, there are sometimes stories that aren't written so well. That's the nature of the beast, I guess. But, in this collection of apocalyptic tales from Knightwatch Press, there really isn't a weak story to be seen. Each story has a different style, a different take on the
CC Stapleton
Full of various short stories of post apocalypic survival, it's a solid wild ride.

Read my full review at The Zed Word Blog:
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Shawn M. Riddle is from the Northern Virginia area, just outside Washington D.C. He currently works as a construction Quality Control Engineer. He grew up on a steady diet of George A. Romero and slasher movies. He embarked on his writing career in January 2011 and has several short stories in current publications with several more due out in 2011/2012. He is currently working on his first novel i ...more
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“He went to the kitchen and grabbed the bottle of Jack Daniels from the top of the refrigerator.
'Ah, my last surviving friend,' he said to no one at all.
He unscrewed the cap, and put the bottle to his lips. Better to drink until a blackout, than to remember thoughts like knives that cut him from the inside out, and bled him dry.”
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