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"(Edmund Schubert is) a writer I stay up late reading" Faith Hunter, NY Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series.

Acclaimed editor Edmund R. Schubert hangs up his editorial hat to explore issues both global and personal in this exquisite short story collection. Life, Death, Aliens, Zombies, Love, Loss, Apocalypse, Space Travel - these are just a few of the
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Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published June 3rd 2016 by Falstaff Books
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Brenda Rezk
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting collection.
There were a range of sci-fi stories from space explorations to alien cultures to futuristic possibilities on Earth to a zombie apocalypse. Actually, it began with a paranormal, rather than sci-fi, story. The author did explore different perspectives - humans, aliens, men, women, teenagers, antagonist, hero, etc., which was refreshing. I don't know what the last story from a different author was doing in this collection, though. It just didn't belong.
Erin Penn
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This collection of eleven stories by Mr. Schubert will make you cry, laugh, and think. Centered around the fantasy-science-fiction genres, the stories deal with emotions and how they make us grow and hold us prisoner. After each short is an afterword by Mr. Schubert giving a reader insight to why he wrote the story or what was going on his life when he wrote it. This addition is what makes collections so interesting – not only are you getting a peak at a favorite author in multiple stories, but ...more
Alden Groves
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I agree with Brenda that the different perspectives and surprising twists along the way were refreshing, but that the last story (not by Schubert) was a confusing finish.
Short stories are a good place to explore concept, and I thought Schubert brought out some compelling and unique ideas (not an easy task in a world of many stories). And enjoyable read with a variety of genres and trope-reversals.
Kitty
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Varied short stories

A little of this. A little of that. Good stories, well told. Sci-fi, fantasy, straight fiction. I’ll read more by this author.
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