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Fusion [Kindle Edition]

Danuta Reah , And many more , Leonie Ewing , Denise Hayes , Katy Huth Jones , Stuart Aken , Fantastic Books Publishing
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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A collection of 25 stories of fantasy and science fiction from around the globe.

This collection has been compiled from the winners of the Fantastic Books Publishing International Charity Short Story Competition 2012 and features 2 stories from our professional contributors Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken.

10% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund - Registered Charity Number - 1000739) who do sterling work in the field of global cancer prevention.

Stuart Aken, Danuta Reah, Katy Huth Jones, Denise Hayes, Leonie Ewing, John Hoggard, Drew Wagar, Polly Robinson, Jonny Rowland, David K Paterson, Thomas Pitts, Natalie Kleinman, Dawn Hudd, Peter Ford, Walt Pilcher, John-Paul Cleary, Peter Holz, Apeksha Harsh, Brad Greenwood, Joanna Vandenbring, Sarah Cuming and Celia Coyne.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 298 KB
  • Print Length: 129 pages
  • Publisher: Fantastic Books Publishing (2 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1BYR2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #261,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking set of stories 8 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
You know when you're sitting in a waiting room or you're on the train and you just need something to while away an enjoyable few minutes? Then buy this book.

I am not normally an SF reader but a couple of the contributors have written books that I do like so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm so glad I did. I don't think there is one story in the whole collection that isn't strong.

Danuta Reah's "The Trouble With Dragons" is full of tension. Stuart Aken's "Rebirth" reinforces mankind's need to interact with mankind. I loved "The Removal Man" by David K Paterson and"Cat's Eye" by Peter Holz. i have to say though, that the prize for the most memorable sentence goes to Peter Ford's "Golf Planet" - "Come to think of it there must be space pilots who've never been to Widnes."

Thoroughly enjoyable. Thoroughly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Anthology 7 Nov 2012
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This anthology from Fantastic Books Publishing contains 25 short stories from finalists in their 2012 competition. Daniel and Gabi have done a splendid job of editing the stories in the anthology ~ so good to get lots of stories in one book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A varied and offbeat mix! 20 Nov 2012
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'Fusion' contains a widely ranging selection of short stories including space opera, near-future dystopia, humour, social comment and more. The book has a flavour of the good old traditional science and speculative fiction magazines, with their selection of stories and features from celebrity and hitherto unknown writers. There is also a nostalgic pulp element in there, and the collection overlaps into both fantasy and horror genres. Normally, I would not take so long to read a collection, but it is currently available only as an e-book and I have been reading on screen using Kindle for PC. As an avid reader of the genres represented in 'Fusion', I agree with another reviewer who considers the stories to be of an ideal length for a coffee break. With this in mind, Luddite though I am, I intend to purchase a portable Kindle to enjoy a quick read of this and other fine science fiction that I am just discovering. 'Fusion' may be read through in one gulp or dipped into over a period, and I will be coming back to some of the stories. Rather than describe the contents in detail, I will urge you to read for yourself. There are 25 stories for a very modest outlay, providing a good read that is just that little bit different. A further plus for this purchaser is the charity donation element. Dare we hope for a print version? That cover would look good on any shelf!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain price for a bumper collection 21 Nov 2012
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Excellent collection of stories at a fantastic price. My highlights were Drew Wager an John Hoggard's stories. Recommended purchase for the kindle.
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