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Merry Christmas, Mr. Babbers! (Sci-Fi Stories Book 1)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Babbers! (Sci-Fi Stories Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marco Guarda

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Product Description

Merry Christmas, Mr. Babbers! is a cute Christmas bauble, a little science fiction tale set on Christmas Day of a far future. Our protagonist is a meticulous accountant, Mr. Babbers, who, on the day everybody should rejoice and be happy, has lost something precious. He's sad and downcast, but he doesn't know yet he will soon find something... Something amazing that will change his life forever.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 27 pages
  • Publisher: Marco Guarda; 1st edition (28 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AF6O0O6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,402,415 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I've been writing little things for myself and for my friends for ages, but it wasn't since 2006 that I started writing consistently.

Three of my screenplays have placed and even earned some prizes at various competitions. Credence Foundation, born as a screenplay, hence born visually, has been turned into a book. Hoping it sees the light as a Sci-Fi / Action movie one day, I've started expanding my stories in the many branches of Science Fiction.

Feel free to join me in this crazy journey through the mind, the subconscious, technology, and mankind's fears and hopes, of course.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Starts off depressing, then ... ? 28 Jan 2014
By Planetary Defense Commander - Published on
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The Planetary Defense Command blog gives this a two out of four rating.

The first half of the character's story is sad, and most readers will probably have an emotional response to it. If the story had just ended in the middle, I might have rated it 3 or 4 stars. In the second half, the author tries to lighten things up and give it a happy ending, but the plot shift that makes this possible is weird and unexplained.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nifty little story 15 Jan 2014
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This is a cute little Christmas story. I enjoyed reading it and the tone of the story was delightfully subtle. It has the look and feel of a Twilight Zone episode.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the best gifts can come from an unexpected thought and plan. 14 Nov 2013
By Daniel Allen - Published on
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Mr. Babbler's life is in the far future, but his best gift to himself is going to be one, that will be his best present ever. Every greeting of Merry Christmas sounds like it is the expected thing to do, instead of one offered with sincere wishes. His life is going to suffer a huge loss right at the holidays, but something wonderful unexpected happens that changes all of that downturn. I found this to be the simple Christmas story with the first Sci-Fi story offered on kindle. I didn't have my kindle last year, so I downloaded this story this year to see what the story was all about. I enjoyed the tale, and the writing wasn't troublesome to add a bonus to the acquistion. (A Christmas thought and wish- The best gifts to give are the ones people want and not the ones you think they should have instead. Merry Christmas!)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas sci-fi 9 Feb 2013
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This was a cute short story - Christmas, sci-fi - how can you pass that up? It's basically the story of a love between two people who have been married for a long time - and what happens when that love is "lost" - and then "found" again. That's all I can say, really, without giving away the story, which is something I definitely don't want to do. I am really not a fan of romance, but this was just so cute I have to share it with others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars intriguing 4 Jan 2013
By jacqueline smith - Published on
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Even though this was short, I was able to get invested in the main character, and was interested enough to look for the book that this was based upon.
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