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The Model Universe and Other Stories
by Christopher Bunn (Goodreads Author)
This is a 22,000 word collection of six stories of varying science fiction flavor. From the mild and musing, to the odd and macabre, these tales run the gamut from space opera to post-apocalyptic. The collection includes the following. The Model Universe: in which a boy finds the edge of the universe and what waits on the other side. Nothing Disappears: in which a detectiv ...more
Kindle Edition, 70 pages
(first published November 15th 2010)
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Many of these stories showed promise and they were well-written as far as they went. But they never lived up to that promise. Most of them felt like the beginnings of longer stories rather than complete works in themselves. Characters were sketchily introduced, situations were set up, action began . . . and then the story ended. Two of the stories read like anti-abortion screeds dressed up as sci-fi; I prefer my literary "lessons" to be a bit more subtle.
Christopher Bunn was born and raised in California. After serving his obligatory sentence in school, he hit the road and spent years wandering around the world. He's worked on all the continents except for Antarctica. Among other jobs, he has worked in a shoe factory in Israel, ran a post office in a UN refugee camp in Thailand, done construction in the Amazon jungle, crewed on TV documentaries an ...moreMore about Christopher Bunn...