This outstanding collection of short stories features some of the best of Tor.com original fiction, in audio for the first time. Written for and originally published exclusively on Tor.com, this audiobook includes Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated short stories, brand-new fiction from bestselling authors, and tales that feature characters and worlds that listeners already know and love.
In this unique story collection, listeners will enjoy fiction from Sylvia Day, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and many others. The collection includes:“Earth Hour” by Ken MacLeod
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I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
I AM SURE THAT NOT HAVING A BRAIN IS FATAL.
I am not sure what the theme was for this collection. These stories cover the gambit for types of Sci-Fi, as well as quality. You will probably find a story in here that you like, but you are also certain to find some you don't like.
THERE ARE ALIEN GROUPIES?
My favorite story was After The Coup, by John Scalzi, but I had already read it, as it is part of The Human Division. Brit Mandelo wrote a really cool, yet haunting story called "The Finite Canvas" (also in Dozier's 30th annual). Scalzi had another good story called "The President's Brain is Missing". Ken MacLeod's "Earth Hour" was good and should appeal to techies. I was disappointed in Sanderson's "Firstborn". It was not bad, just not as good as what he usually writes. Charles Stross had two entries from his Laundry series. I am not a fan of British Humor, so I could not finish these long stories. Day, McCarron and Swirsky had paranormal chick lit stories that put me to sleep.
The narrators are top notch, everyone a professional.
Brandon Sanderson, of course
This format needs to have a way for the listener to browse inside the phone app to see what stories were on which chapters. I had to muddle through and use bookmarks. I hope other readers might suggest this to Audible.com
I pay for the narrators, so even the finest story can be junked by a bad mouth speaker person human
Authors pay alot of money to include maps and other lists (example: Ars Arcanum in the Stormlight Archive books) the phone app needs to have a page, or links to pages that show these maps and lists/tables. I don't want to imagine the executives at audible omitting them just so the listener will buy the Hardcover book to see them. That is just evil.
The stories didn't go together very well.
I got this because of Branden Sanderson and for that was happy. I also like that it introduced me to Charles Stross.
This is a good way to find new authors. I enjoyed about 60% of this set of stories.
Strong voices lend depth to unique and off the beaten path stories and characters. While you won't like every story there will be some you will connect with deeply, some that will surprise you, and others which will challange your established convictions on genre. Fantastic work all around. if you're looking for a taste of the Sci-fi writing frontier, take a leap!
Brandon Sanderson's story was great and John Scalzi's contribution was fantastic, but the rest of the entries were lacking something special.
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