- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 446 KB
- Print Length: 185 pages
- Publisher: Grand Mal Press (20 Jan. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004YKU822
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,364,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alien Aberrations: Sci Fi Horror Stories Kindle Edition
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Some I loved, some not so much! but hard work obviously went into each one!
and so many stories, you certainly get your moneys worth.
The Greylings Song by Alison J. Littlewood: what a colourfully filled alien world the author describes, and I so wanted a Greyling to start with, so cute, so fluffy and it sings... reminds me of a Furby! but this is a horror book so there has to be a terrible twist! Bit of a staccato writing style but it fitted the story well.
Getting Used To It by Patrick Flanagan: The world told from a child's PoV, she finds, feeds and appears to mind meld with the alien. A scary story of how friendship can turn even the most innocent into a serial killer.
The Nuclear Lamentation by David Dunwoody: told from the PoV of a robot, so unusual and well written. I personally didnt connect with this story as it was too weird for me, but great writing and concept.
Pokey Bear by Y.B. Cats: A teddy bear is found during a "tornado", then he goes on a killing and eating rampage, turning into a drug lord! amusing concept and fun writing!
Allies by Christopher Donahue: set aboard an alien star ship we are treated to wonderful mental imagery. A complex storyline that would probably be better as a novella. Clever writing.
The Kleptos by Ryan C. Thomas: Humour is rife from the outset! Aliens have landed and the neighborhood has gone mad. Cats Rule!! this my firm favourite of the anthology.
The Seventh Sleeve of Tombaugh by Rebecca S.W. Bates: weird, weird story with a slamming ending.
The Nest by Gregory L. Norris: An enhanced police force on an alien world looking for Pili worms. Sharp characters, great fight scene and a fantastic ending! my second favourite!!
Sunnyville by Alejando Leopardi: Reads like a teenage romance on an alien world, no real ending for me... not my cup of tea.
Second Chance by Zoot Campbell: Read this authors longer novella (zombie bitches from hell) and was "shocked" by the constant crudeness. However, this short story really shows his talent and great humour, brilliant end twist.
Love Cubed by Joy French: a few horror and sci fi name drops... can you spot them! Truck drivers, tarts, salesmen and aliens... not to mention the dog! just weird....but fun.
What Lies Beneath by Faith Kauwe: a sad tale of human greed/stupidity and a mothers love. Nicely written.
One Hunch Is As Good As Another by Patrick Rutigliano: a series of murders, some baffled cops and of course an alien! great creature description!
Greetings by John Bushmore: Told in a strange PoV as in you are the alien! and goes into great lengths to explain how you have sex! then a space ship lands and the obvious happens... not sure if its meant to be funny but it made me laugh.
Omega by Randy Chandler: bit too airyfairy and religious hammering for me... not a great ending to the anthology.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
My favorites in no particular order: Kleptos, Greetings, and Sunnyville, although the last one wasn't totally original.
My least favorite one was Omega. Again the idea was great but I didn't like the switch of POV from third to first to second all in one.
I'd recommend this book for any science fiction lovers.
I most definitely have no connection to this anthology's editors or writers but I feel compelled to say that some of the low reviews here don't seem fair to this book at all. We all have different tastes but slamming a book that is creatively written that both the writers and editors have assembled in a professional manner seems very flippant and unfair to me. Especially with an anthology, if you can't be bothered to read all the stories or it isn't your cup of tea then I don't think it necessary to blast it with a one or two-star review while admitting you didn't get past the first few pages. This book clearly took months if not years to produce so I'd hope some reviewers could show some respect and try not to bash it so glibly.
We are all entitled to our own opinions of course, but just saying.