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Publisher's Summary

Join the adventure through dystopian worlds, to outer planets and into a speculative future.

Welcome to the Future Days Anthology.

Seventeen authors imagine a future with thrilling tales, starships, unlikely heroes, and exotic aliens, all of which combine to make Future Days a must-listen sci-fi fantasy short story collection.

Featuring USA today best-selling author Christopher Nuttall, Amazon best-selling sci-fi authors Rick Partlow and PP Corcoran and award-winning author RB Kelly, alongside rising stars in the sci-fi fantasy genre.

The stories:

"The Good Citizen", by Aline Boucher Kaplan

Out of work? Need to pay the bills? Don’t worry, the government is looking for a few good people to work in the colonies. And, oh yeah, its compulsory.

"Cell Effect", by Christopher Cousins

Saiden has abilities. Abilities the government wants to weaponize. Only one thing stands in their way: Ret Saiden.

"Greener Pastures", by Justin C. Fulton

When the line between a utopian virtual world and harsh reality become blurred, the choices we make can be fatal.

"Orbital Burn", by David M. Hoenig

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Who would have thought convicted criminal Slade would be one of them?

"A Winter’s Day", by Edward Ahern

Ever-Young Cryogenics promise its clients a brief spell of life every decade. But what happens when your family grow old and die, but you don’t?

"Colony", by Gunnar De Winter

In a hierarchical society decided by birth, instructions must be followed. Unless you are a radical and want to destroy the system.

"The Pink Shar-Ship Switcher", by James Worrad

Jada is a businesswoman intent on climbing the corporate ladder by sealing a lucrative deal. That is, until a Being from another reality intervenes.

"Custodian", by Johnny Pez

Only a special kind of person volunteers to stay awake during the long voyages between the stars while the rest of the crew sleeps. But what happens when he gets lonely?

"The Caller", by Lisa Timpf

A job she hates on a world with too many problems. But what if she can escape to a new world and start again? Can she leave everything she knows and loves behind?

"The Trickle-Down Effect", by Mark Lynch

Denton, a man who would do what needed to be done to survive in the "Pit". The lowest, dirtiest, crime ridden part of a mega city forgotten by the "One Percenters" living in their luxurious towers.

"Jericho", by Matthew William

A new world. Ripe for colonization. Pre-prepared by nanite Seedlings for the arrival of their human designers. But what happens when the designers become your God?

©2018 Castrum Press (P)2019 Castrum Press

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Amateurish

Overall these stories are uneven with only a few really great standouts and several real clunkers For diehards only- you’ll enjoy the good ones and forgive the bad

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Good story but boring narration

Loved the stories! Some were fresh and imaginative, and I found a few new writers to follow. The narration was boring and better suited to non-fiction. Narration of the emotionally charged scenes and action were particularly difficult to follow due to the style. Id give it a listen again, but it could have been better.

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A Mashup of mediocre stories with average narration. Got through four stories but couldn't go on. Sorry. I really wanted to like it.

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Imagination runs wild. Like most anthologies, some of the stories were good and some were very good. Meeting new authors is another anthology plus.

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  • 07-21-19

great book

Seventeen authors imagine a future with thrilling tales, starships, unlikely heroes, and exotic aliens, all of which combine to make Future Days a must-listen sci-fi fantasy short story collection.
great short story enjoyed all of them

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  • Carol Welsh
  • 08-17-20

Great futuristic short stories

Really enjoyed and recommend this book... wish there were more like it. Clever sci-fi and futuristic short stories... never gets boring!