Let me first say that I do not read Sci-fi very often. I'm more of a horror fan, but this book has enough absolutely terrifying versions of the future or different realities that, to me, it can be classified as horror because there is nothing more frightening than the unknown.
HOW TO MAKE A HUMAN by Martin Rose: Robots made to re-create humans after Armageddon find the intricacies of the human soul difficult to duplicate.
ANGIE by John F.D Taff: A bittersweet tale of loyalty and love in the face of a zombie apocalypse backed by the old 'Rolling Stones' song.
ON THE THRESHOLD by William Meikle: Two scientists who work to create a new universe find their experiment works maybe too well.
DOYOSHOTA by Ken Altabef: A strange 'Hum' affects the residents of a small desert town.
THIRD OFFENSE by Gregory L.Norris: An author in a commercialised dystopian world tries to break free of his confines in order to produce a original but now highly illegal novel.
METAMORPHOSIS by J.Daniel Stone; A train journey turns bizarro in this story filled with hallucinogenic prose and twisted imagery.
WE ARE HALE,WE ARE WHOLE by Eric Del Carlo: A 'ripjack' focusses on a comfortable future despite his dangerous profession
PURE BLOOD AND EVERGREEN by Bracken MacLeod: Imprisoned, a boy fantasizes about a world beyond the barbedwire fences and the hope of a merciful God.
JOHN,PAUL,XAVIER,IRONSIDE AND GEORGE (BUT NOT VINCENT) by Hugh A.D Spencer: A carer for a strange man/creature has a life changing experience as world ending catastrophe draws near.
AND THE HUNTER,HOME FROM THE HILL by Edward Morris: A crashed meteorite imbues a couple of kids with strange powers.
BORN BAD by Jonathan Balog: An intelligent childs admiration for a priest reveals a surprising truth.
THE LAST BASTION OF SPACE by Ewan C.Forbes: Imagination is explored as reality crumbles.
EVERY SOUL IS A GRIMOIRE by Allen Griffin: A peculiar and poetic story about the construct of the soul, memories and expressionism in art and how it can easily be controlled and corrupted.
FROM THE EAST by Alice Goldfuss: A woman survives day by day but is she really the last human alive?
DECIDING IDENTITY by Paul Williams: Parallel worlds exist but only one world can survive.Which will win the vote?
THE LAST ELF by T.Fox Dunham: Fairytales clash with history is this tale of magic and human horror.
The stories available here are all very well written, intelligent and mystifying. They have that rare quality of making the reader consider that the tales within these pages may hint at our real future both distant and near. There is enough realism sewn into the fabric of each story as to worry you that these writers may not be too far off the mark as to what the future may hold. A very enjoyable read.Thank you.
Some of the authors in this collections have other stories included in Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk Revolution Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror - Volume One Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror - Volume Two