Author: Michael Shotter
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐3/4
Genre: Short-Fiction Anthology
Narration: Limited third person
I’m eager to hunt for stories that offer something a little different, so if you’re like me and thrive on unique stories, give a try for this short-fiction Anthology. This is a collection of 8 stories which offer you from Sci-fic to horror, action and adventure.
I could connect with a few stories very well, some not so much. I totally loved “The Gardener’s Pitch”. The way it’s narrated along with the flow and characters, all was wonderful. I never guessed the way the plot took a turn. This had a perfect blend of fiction and reality. I could connect with this story more. The next story I liked is “Academic Displacement”, however I would have loved it more if the story had more depth to it, yet, acceptable for this sort of short anthology.
I just couldn’t connect with “Vessels” & “Torn” stories. Author has tried to give good explanation for that, yet, I felt, it lagged in highlighting how those vessels were different than that of others. I would have definitely loved more depth in plot.
Some plots were very engaging. Narration style varied from story to story. I would have loved it more if a few stories were more structured and polished. I totally loved how author has weaved each story in one cohesive multiverse.
Overall, a good collection of short-fiction Anthology. Pick it up and let me know your thoughts on that.
Source: Courtesy of Author/Publisher / Free in KU
Blurb As per good reads
When worlds collide, the effects can range from subtle to profound. In this first-ever, short-fiction collection from the author of “309” and “The Big Men,” experience the intrigue, excitement, and terror of such events from a variety of perspectives as each unique tale unfolds.
This collection includes the hit novelette, “Academic Displacement,” and seven all-new stories sure to please fans of thrilling, thought-provoking, and engaging prose.