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Shiva's Mother and Other Stories [Kindle Edition]

Andrea Phillips
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A collection of moody, sometimes dark short stories about technology, magic, choice and sacrifice. Journey from cutting-edge nanotech to faery and back again, along the line where science fiction and fantasy blur together.

A collection of moody, sometimes dark short stories about technology, magic, choice and sacrifice. Journey from cutting-edge nanotech to faery and back again, along the line where science fiction and fantasy blur together.

About the Author
Andrea Phillips is an award-winning transmedia game designer and author of A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling, out June 22 from McGraw-Hill. She blogs about games, culture, and feminism at www.andreaphillips.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 135 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084WMHA2
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection 6 Jun 2012
By Fnart
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Short stories are not usually something I seek out. However, I am intrigued by approach the author is taking with her various projects and am very keen to support this and learn about it.

Fortunately, the stories are well written and conjure images to the mind without effort. There are some particularly interesting ideas in here that I'd love to see in a screenplay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, Inventive, Original 22 May 2012
By J. Ashlock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been a fan of Andrea Phillips' work for years, from her insightful blog posts to her SXSW presentations to her immersive transmedia work, but this collection surpassed even my expectations. Much of it leans toward science fiction, but never so far as to lose its balance: each story stays firmly rooted in human drama and emotion. The stories are diverse, and though I liked some more than others, I enjoyed every one, and by the collection's final page, I was wishing for more.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money! 22 May 2012
By C. Gramze - Published on Amazon.com
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Thought-provoking, captivating, couldn't put it down. Each of these stories make you care about the characters. The stories as a collection don't fit easily into any specific genre, ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to horror. There is something here for everyone!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegantly Written 25 May 2012
By Marc McG - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been a fan of the author for a number of years now. All of her stories pull you in and build a connection between the reader and the characters within. All of these stories are great but Shiva's Mother really struck a chord with me - it certainly challenged my outlook on a number of topics and left me with questions that only my newly formed opinions could answer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Remembering Rod Serling 24 May 2012
By Gloria - Published on Amazon.com
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Ms. Phillips storytelling style is compact, yet complete. The reader consciously reads the first line and then visualizes the rest of the story. For those of you that are older it reminds one of the subtlety of Rod Serling narration, going to the film, and back to the narration again. The stories stand alone, and yet all comment on the human condition. The author seems to be experimenting whith her own style, and even to be at her best when experimenting the most. Of the tales, I believe "shiva's mother" (also the title of the book), is the most striking, but the other stories are more than capable of standing on their own. This is a collection worth purchasing, and an author worth noting and anticipating her next work, be it fiction or non-fiction.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immersive 23 May 2012
By Dave - Published on Amazon.com
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One becomes quickly immersed in the world Andrea Phillips creates for each story. They are familiar yet have unique aspects. Characters are well done. The stories themself hold your attention and have interesting twists. Well worth the time and money. Chapeau!
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