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Chronicle Worlds: B-Movie

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Mummies and giant robots. Werewolves and killer koalas. Plague creatures and demonic clowns.... They're coming! They're hungry! And they're not human-intolerant!

In this title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, the destination is the B-Movie—the realm of the outlandish and the macabre, the strange and the unexpected.

Enter the forbidden valley with some of the most imaginative authors writing today. They've twisted their craft to tackle the most irreverent and unlikely stories they can muster under the influence of alcohol and various over-the-counter hallucinogens... No apologies, no prisoners, just a 100% pure off-Hollywood thrill-ride.

Get ready for the drive-in of your life. Get ready for "Chronicle Worlds: B-Movie."

"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool

"A powerful new voice in speculative fiction"
-- Nick Webb, USA Today bestselling author of the Legacy Fleet trilogy

About the Author

Created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, and edited by some of the most-respected editors in the genre, The Future Chronicles is the #1 bestselling anthology series that brings together work from visionary new voices and from the grandmasters of modern speculative fiction.

Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., aliens, time travel, robots, dragons, telepaths, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.

215 pages, Kindle Edition

Published October 27, 2017

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Samuel Peralta

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Samuel Peralta is a physicist and storyteller.

Known primarily for his short fiction, he is also a novelist, the author of "The Zoo at the End of the World", and the creator and series editor of the acclaimed "Future Chronicles" speculative anthologies, numbering a score of bestselling titles.

Peralta's writing has been spotlighted in Best American Poetry, selected for Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, and has won multiple awards, including from the BBC and the Palanca Memorial Foundation.

Apart from his publishing projects, he is heavily involved in the high-technology industry, and is an ardent supporter and producer of independent film.

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1,379 reviews141 followers
July 27, 2021
Saturday Night at the Movies!

I have watched a lot of B-Movies over the years. And C and D listed, too. This book is about the B List ones that are popular because they are...

Just like those crazy movies I grew up watching, there is a lot of variety here. I have to confess l still enjoy a good B movie, particularly the ones that are science fiction.

Despite the title of the book is B Movie, the stories here are first rate. I’m sure you would really love them. Just give them a try.
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451 reviews5 followers
March 4, 2018
My latest dip into the collection of anthologies under the Future Chronicles banner deals with the good old "B-Movie" genre and the authors who contributed work really let themselves have fun. This anthology contains nine stories with subjects covering the whole spectrum from Invading Aliens, Vengeful Spirits, Kungfu Mummies and of course Clowns. I enjoyed every single story and that has to be perhaps the best recommendation I can give, they were all different but entertaining and Samuel can be proud of putting together this anthology.
422 reviews3 followers
October 31, 2017
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

10 delicious stories of such horror I dreamt I was Plagued by Bubbles of Friendship and Gorillabots. My Nightmare of Kung Fu Mummies on Boone Ridge left me with Jeffboy who sadly didn't believe in Drop Bears. So what? My heart stopped beating long before I got to the party.

I highly recommend this book. But take a Dramamine, it's a wild ride. If you have a pain pill, that might help too...and something for your blood pressure? If you have heart problems you might want to read slowly, and have the whisky handy for the total heartbreak at the end.

I have to call out Artie Cabrera, son you can write! I hope everyone will join me in hounding (snicker) you for a series! I need a map to Boone Ridge, those are some fine folks, and really interesting critters!
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653 reviews24 followers
October 30, 2017
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first foray into the "Chronicles" series but it certainly won't be my last. I had read some of the authors previous works but it has also introduced me to authors I was previously unaware of.

These stories were, for the most part, brilliant and completely fit the genre they were intended for. The stand out stories for me were "Plagued" by Matt Stott, "Bubbles" by Eamon Ambrose and "Drop Bears" by S. Elliot Brandis.

Unfortunately there were two stories which were a little weak in my opinion which drags the overall score down, but trust me, overall this is still a very worthwhile read. 4/5
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1,285 reviews5 followers
October 9, 2018
Like any collection, there were one or two that weren't that good (to me), but some else may love them. Overall, though, this was a pretty good collection.

And the ending of the last story made the whole book.

25 reviews1 follower
October 30, 2017
Christopher J. Valin's story, Gorillabot vs Mermaids from Neptune is a fast paced ride that takes you back to the days of giant monster movies. It is almost non-stop action on every page. Highly recommend.this one as I already want to read it again.
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