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The Forge: Fire and Ice is a SciFan anthology that delves into the dark side. From people on alien worlds to aliens in our world, the stories explore a multiplicity of backdrops in realms of adventure, drama, success and failure. The perils of deep space mining; a portal within a yellow bus; a mild-mannered figure bent on terrible revenge; a worm in a toffee apple; a ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published July 14th 2019 by Fantastic Books Publishing
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Penny Grubb
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Forge: Fire and Ice is a science fiction and fantasy anthology. It has a fascinating Foreword by Doctor Who and Harry Potter actor, Simon Fisher Becker, who nicely ties in the title with the theme of the collection. The stories themselves are the winners and shortlist from a SciFan competition run by Fantastic Books Publishing plus two professional author contributions.

The five major prize winners are the stand-out stories. Forged by Dan Staniforth, a haunting tale that plays with memory, is
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Stuart Aken
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Before you read this, you need to know that one of the 27 stories published in this anthology was written by me.
So, a collection of dark, sometimes very dark, speculative fiction with a touch of black humour sprinkled in. The theme of the anthology is Fire and Ice and it presents some of the stories entered for the contest organised by publisher Fantastic Books Publishing, with a sprinkling of invited contributions from published authors. As is always the case with these anthologies produced by
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Julie Round
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
A book of short stories which are best read with intervals between. As usual with a collection, some are better than others. The overall standard of writing was good but there were too many open ended stories for my taste. A nice dose of futuristic horror.
Boris Glikman
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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