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.
"Progeny"
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

Science Fiction Anthology 1

Progeny

Christopher M Allort narrates this sci fi tale nicely.A civilization is running smoothly until a different past is discovered.What is discovered can not be un discovered.A nice twist!
"The Greatest Host"

This short story is good.Narrated nicely by Christopher M. Allport,we are treated to an aliens point of view.They need hosts.They spread like mist.They need hosts...

Circle is Closed

This is a very short story adding to the Progeny story.We are headed back to ‘Earth’ to see if it is inhabitable…I can’t give away the end!Christopher Allport is a fine narrator.

Good Morning
Christopher Allport narrates this story too and does a great job.Robert is alone on Titan to mine methane with a computer he calls Tessie.Tessie reports things are not getting done in the way they should be.Robert does not want to be there, he also doesn’t care for a computer companion...who likes to study human behavior.
I was provided this book free by the author,narrator or publisher.
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- Deedra

Book Details

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