Book Reviews: Fusion by Danuta Reah, Leonie Ewing, Denise Hayes, Katy Huth Jones, Stuart Aken, ...categories: Book, Anthology, Cancer, Charity, Competition Winner, Compilation, Space, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction Fantasy
Daniel Grubbabout this anthology: Enjoy prize winning science fiction and fantasy AND make an ongoing contribution to global cancer prevention!
Hi, I'm Dan, CEO of Fantastic Books Publishing.
Please allow me to introduce our Fantastic Books Fantasy/Sci-Fi International Charity Short Story Competition winners' anthology 2012. Potentially one of the longest ebook titles on the market, which is why we simply called it 'Fusion'.
This charity collection contains 25 amazing tales of fantasy and science fiction from across the globe. All for less than $2!
Included are the winning entries, the runners up, a few lucky last minute additions and two wonderful stories by our professional contributors Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken.
Please read the short biographies of our talented contributors and please give them feedback via their blog/web page/amazon reviews/smashwords reviews site.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this anthology and will recommend it to your family and friends.
10% of the ongoing sales of this ebook will be donated directly to the WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund - Reg. Ch. No. 1000739) who do sterling work in the field of global cancer prevention.
Thank you for taking the time to read about FUSION and, if you decide to purchase it, thank you for contributing to an ongoing donation to the WCRF.
Author Stuart Aken about this book:
Fusion is a collection of 25 speculative fiction tales, mostly told by the winners of a writing contest organised by Fantastic Books Publishing. My own contribution to this anthology came about through invitation, as a professional author, and is a science fiction story called 'Rebirth', a love story engaging the last mortal male, close to death after a life well beyond normal expectancy, with his lost love.
Centuries had passed since Jared had seen her. Like him at the time, Adelita had been in her prime; a reward for the few remaining males. But Jared had seen her as more than mere recompense for his ability to exist when most of his gender had declined or died. He'd always felt more than mere physical desire for her. Something he couldn't name, though he was sure a name existed for it, somewhere in the distant past. At the time, he'd been sure she'd wanted only his genetic rarity. Yet, here she was again, real as ever; her utter perfection mashing his emotions and rippling his deteriorating skin with small tremors.
The publisher of the anthology is donating ten per cent of all profits to cancer research.
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An interesting mixI'm not very good at reviews but I really loved the stories in this anthology. My favourite was Beyond the fringe by Natalie Kleinman. The professional stories by Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken were also amazing, and so different. Well done fantastic books pubbing and well done to everyone in this anthology, it's brilliant! [by Ben Greening]
A great collection of storiesLoads of stories in this one and they're all good. And they're all different. Sometimes I don't want a whole book, I just want to take things in bite sized chunks. It's unusual to get a book like this where the standard remains high throughout. I hope we'll get more from this stable. I shall be on the look out!
A Pleasing and Varied collection of stories
by author April TaylorThe cover of this book attracted me first, so I bought it because short stories are so useful for a 15 minute break.
"Fusion" is very enjoyable, mixing the serious with the amusing - "Come to think of it, there must be space pilots who've never been to Widnes" - being one of the latter.
Some stories are disturbing and moving and Danuta Reah's "The Trouble With Dragons" comes into this category. Stuart Aken's "Rebirth" is a simple but telling love story. The Removal Men and Cats Eyes also stood out for me. This is from somebody who doesn't usually read SF. Might rethink that now.
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