I thought I’d kill 2 birds with one stone today, to incorporate Thursday Thirteen and a book review. Thankfully, there were 13 short stories in the copy of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIII. The people at Galaxy Press were kind enough to send me a review copy.
Each story is very unique and entertaining, by several new talented writers. And each story is accompanied by wonderful illustrations by various artists as well. Here is a list of the short stories along with a little blurb about each:
1. Primetime – by Douglas Texter
Reality TV travels through time.
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Crystal Rain is an impressive debut novel by Tobias Buckell.
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Devil’s Right Hand, by Lilith Saintcrow, is the third in the Dante Valentine series.
Necromancer and bounty hunter, Dante Valentine is back. And the Devil wants to make another deal. In exchange for Dante hunting down rogue demons, Dante will become the Devil’s new Right Hand. And his former, Japhrimel, will be getting his powers back. But Japh has been holding back information from Dante. And tempers will get explosive.
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Thanks to a glowing recommendation from Katie, I finally read Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, last weekend.
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Rogue Angel: God of Thunder, by “Alex Archer”
Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time host of a tv show called Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.
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Dante’s Girl, by Natasha Rhodes, is a surprisingly exciting dark fantasy novel.
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