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A really very good short science fiction story collection.
on 6 May 2012
This is a collection of almost twenty science fiction (in various styles) stories, magazine articles, and various other pieces of writing. Every story also has an Afterword from the author explaining something about how and why he wrote that particular piece - I enjoyed reading these as I always appreciate seeing what influenced the author to write a particular story.
All of the stories have previously been published in various science fiction publications over the last 10 years or so, and are all of a very high standard indeed. The stories range from a very short couple of minutes reading, to longer short stories that will take twenty minutes to half an hour to read with the overall collection including the Afterwords being a fraction under 3000 Kindle locations long.
Kindle presentation is particularly good with several cover illustrations for individual stories that look just as good on the Kindle as they do in colour on my PC.
As for picking a favourite story? This is actually harder than I thought as I really did enjoy every one and they are all so different to each other. The title story Long Eyes, was particularly nicely done though, as was Planet of the Sealies, with both of these stories featuring some nicely done misdirection that had me looking the wrong way.
Overall: - 5 stars - A really good collection of writing from Jeff Carlson and exactly what a short story collection should be in my opinion - varied, intense and hard hitting.