Science Fiction Anthology

  • by Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by Christopher M. Allport
  • 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four sci-fi short stories where you'll find good computers, people who regret their past, and an explanation for something you're familiar with.
The first section had a series of six images that appeared grouped together. The furthest left showed a small creature that appeared to live in water. On its right was a similar creature, but it had legs and was crawling on the land. The remainder of the series showed progressive images showing the creature growing larger, and the appendages changing until it was fully erect and it was strikingly similar to the bone structure she had just looked at.
"The Greatest Host"
After the foraging, the host moved to a corner of the open area and there was another creature. The Mists were concerned that if their host were threatened or attacked, it would be terrible for them. They could all lose their lives at once. If the host sensed any threat, they would immediately use all of their ability to coerce the host back to the ship's location so they could download.
"Circle is Closed"
Commander Leopold Harnesy was standing on the bridge of the HSV#2. He was nervous; in fact, he was scared. The fate of HSV#1 was fresh in his mind. His ship's predecessor was sitting in the same exact location five years ago, and when its commander, Roberta Jenkins, engaged the faster than light drive, the ship disintegrated into trillions of molecules. It was obvious what had happened, the calculations were a little off.
"Good Morning..."
This short story is an interesting tie-in between science fiction and corporate culture, with a computer throwing in a twist. Anyone that has worked in a large company will share some of the issues that Robert deals with. In this story, instead of 'they' causing the problem, it is the computer sharing the assignment.


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Fascinating threads left untied

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Mr. Perrault's stories are an acquired taste, and this anthology is not exception. That said, it is "classic" sci fi ,and so I would for those fans.

What about Christopher M. Allport’s performance did you like?

He is a good fit both stylistically and emotionally with RJP's content, and he was professional and consistent. I enjoyed him bringing the stories to life.

Do you think Science Fiction Anthology needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Anthologies rarely do, and this is no exception.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook from the author via Audioblast in exchange for an unbiased review, which is what this is. This is a moderately good anthology of similar short stories by RJP. Some of better than others, and some of them are unfinished or need editing. That said, it is an interesting collection of similar themed stories and worth the listen.

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- Matthew

Nice sci-fci collection

The sci-fi collection of short stories was a new thing for me. Generally I always have hit/miss with story collections, and I'm pretty sure its the same with everyone. I did receive this in exchange for a honest review. I am happy to say there were more hits than misses in this book. The narration could have been a bit better, but I was still able to enjoy. If you enjoy short stories, then I recommend. If you prefer long novels with character development, then this one is not for you, The author delivered as promised. I recommend this book to sci fi short story lovers.
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- Mary Meadows

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2016
  • Publisher: Ray Jay Perreault