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Ansible 15717

(The Ansible Stories #1.3)

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"Imagine a forest ten times that intense, an entire ecosystem of miniature forests growing inside the hollow bole of a tree the size of a spaceport. Then imagine that the tree of such prodigious vitality is not even a tree, but only a kind of flowering weed with an exterior harder than bark, harder than granite. Imagine a single nocturnal blossom that would fill the Al-Mas ...more
Kindle Edition, 29 pages
Published November 10th 2014 by Westmarch Publishing
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Hakan
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
O.k., it's official, I am a supporter of Stant over at Patreon. His prose deserves nothing less.

Not only does he explore what life could feel like for a plant-like lifeform, he also writes intriguing prose about a life where Islam is portrayed in a positive way. Given how hard I found it to discover good storytelling which does not portray Muslims as towel-heads at worst, and scientific ignoramuses at best, the Ansible series are a very welcome breath of fresh air.

The rest of the story you have
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Sadie Forsythe
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I came across this in a list of 'positive portrayals of Islam in sci-fi" and having read very few such portrayals, I jumped on it. (It didn't hurt that the first 3 shorts were free at the time).

I thought this was really beautifully written. I didn't like it quite as much as the first one and didn't think it stood on its own as well, but it was still lovely and emotive. Plus, I liked how it tied in with the first story. I really felt the joy, anger, confusion and fear, followed by sad acceptance
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Al Burke
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a terrific short story. If HP Lovecraft had read Anisble 15717, he would have thought "I wish I'd written this!" Cosmic horror at it's finest.
Jenna
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As ever, Stant Litore's prose is a delight to read. Ansible 15717 (the character flung across space (and maybe time)), instead of being an Ansible seemingly assigned to a random world, is a woman courted by Starmind, targetted for a world they know at least something about. It's disturbing to consider that Ansible 15715 and 15716 might've been purposefully selected for the worlds to which they were sent, now that I think about it...

In that sense, it is a relief - one unsought, one I didn't even
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GREGG  CORDELL
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
.Good read

This is a little bit different of book than I normally read but it is a good book. You have to pay attention to what is going on in the series and if you do that I think that you will enjoy it very much. It all comes together at the end . Nice work. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Stant Litore is the author of Ansible, The Running of the Tyrannosaurs, The Zombie Bible, and Dante’s Heart. Besides science fiction and fantasy, he has written the writers’ toolkits Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget and Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget, as well as Lives of Unstoppable Hope and Lives of Unforgetting, and has been featured in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: An Illustra ...more

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  • Ansible: Paradise (Season 1, Episode 4)
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  • Ansible: Season Three
  • Ansible: A Thousand Faces

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