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Probably Maybe Perhaps by [Martin, Terry]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1899 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The House of Murky Depths; 1 edition (20 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ENSZL0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,264,941 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
I'll start with a confession. I'm not the biggest fan of short stories. I prefer chowing down on a big fat novel, or even a big fat series of novels. But the very best short stories have the power to snatch the breath from your throat and brand themselves on your memory. A novel is an embrace, a well crafted short story is a punch in the gut, a knife to the heart. It's a tough thing to get right, and any collection of short stories is, by its very nature, going to be somewhat uneven in tone.

So "Probably Maybe Perhaps", the debut collection from Murky Depths head honcho, convention stalwart and ukulele player Terry Martin, was an enjoyable surprise. All the stories are SF, most of them set in the near-future, with a strong running theme of humans and aliens forced to live side-by-side, ("Harp", "Green") integrating into a world that, while recognisably our own, is at the same time subtly altered.

On the whole, the short-shorts work better than the longer fare here, notably creepy opener "The Feast", which will have you looking at crows with new and nervous eyes, and "Anguish", not strictly SF, but a portrayal of a breakdown which is horrific in its very mundanity. Of the longer stories here two notable highlights are the touching "The Shed", and "Variants" a tale of genetic mutants on the run in an England transformed into a wildlife preserve. It's one of the longest stories in the collection, but still felt like a smaller fragment of a greater tale, one that Martin could easily expand into a novel should he want to in the future.
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This collection of tales offers the readers something different with every short story.

I liked the variety of the tales within. Some are very contemporary, and others have comfortable feel of 'traditional SF'. My favourite was probably 'Harp' which is a contemporary story about the integration of aliens within human society.

Being a collection of short stories it is nice to be able to "get a quick fix" and not be in the middle of something much longer. Because of this, this book makes a great tea/coffee break book, ideally suited to the digital format.

All the stories have Terry's unique approach to the genre, which I found personally very easy to get on with.

Get it, read it, you wont be disappointed.
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This collection of tales offers the readers something different with every short story.

I liked the variety of the tales within. Some are very contemporary, and others have comfortable feel of 'traditional SF'. My favourite was probably 'Harp' which is a contemporary story about the integration of aliens within human society.

Being a collection of short stories it is nice to be able to "get a quick fix" and not be in the middle of something much longer. Because of this, this book makes a great tea/coffee break book, ideally suited to the digital format.

All the stories have Terry's unique approach to the genre, which I found personally very easy to get on with.

Get it, read it, you wont be disappointed.
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This is a book you can pick up at any time and read. No matter what mood your in, there is a story for you. Touching, not only on the future; some of the stories look at life as we know it in a different way. This book sets your mind thinking and imagination flowing. A really good read for those who wish to lose themselves. Fabulous!
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I am not normally a SciFi fan but really enjoyed reading the short stories in this book. I was hooked from the first story 'crows' which was both interesting and frightening in one go. The stories are a must read and what I like the most is it is short stoires and there are many different ones to interest you. I like to read big novels noramlly but it was a great change to read these short stories.
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