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An anthology of short stories by an international collection of science fiction and fantasy writers covering a wide range of what is known as speculative fiction from slices of fantasy and time travel to steampunk and science fiction The tales vary widely yet are all born from the same drive to create share ideas and above all to entertain TALES OF ERANA THE BLUE PHIAL by Alexandra Butcher  A short story from the world of 'The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles' THE RIM CHIEFTAIN by Stan Morris When a haughty princess scorns a barbarian chieftain her city pays the price ANTIMATTER ME by Steph Bennion The experiment had not been a success and now time was running out Or was it running in EXPLAIN THAT TO A MARTIAN by Gary Weston Drinker. Anthologies are always tough to review as the process reuires judging the work of a group of dissimilar authors as a single entity Wyrd Worlds is a collection of stories by an international pool of science fiction and fantasy writers all of whom are self published Edited by Steph Bennion who also contributes to the collection as an author the book includes fourteen tales of various lengths and distinctive styles Some are clearly stand alone short stories and others appear as excerpts taken from a larger narrative although I could be mistaken about that The writing is generally competent though the editing is spotty noticeable with some stories than others Any fan of sci fi or fantasy genres can probably find a tasty tale or two to satisfy the palate as the selection is broad The stories include everything from persecuted elf herbalists to imaginary selves from barbarians to time travelers to aliens In a future time ancient gods protect their turf and on a world where a ruthless government shows no humanitarian impulse a young woman strives to find her way There are half bloods corpse raisers and hidden mischief makers As with all anthologies the reader will find favorites among the stories along with others that hold lesser interest For me I found several engrossing and delightful but I have to specifically mention The Imaginary Invasion by Ubiuitous Bubba a clever and deliciously humorous tale that had me laughing out loud as did Explain That To A Martian Wyrd Worlds is worth a look as the anthology is free and contains a number of tales worthy of the reader s time

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Wyrd Worlds

S sometimes see all kinds of things But even I wasn't expecting to see a four eyed Martian in my lounge THE IMAGINARY INVASION by Ubiuitous Bubba When our reality is invaded by extra dimensional beings imaginary characters may be humanity's only hope THE GUNS OF NAPOLEON by Peter Lean A professor of history a mysterious scientific institute and an impossible painting in a story of time travel CAUSALITY by Neil Shooter A dream of desolation and death How can this end be a beginning And how can a dream seem so real NECROMANCER by Emma Faragher Mal is a necromancer Now her greatest debt is being called in and her skills are needed On a murder investigation no less KIRA by Ross Harrison Kira's town has so far survived the destruction wrou. Since I am one of the contributing authors to this anthology I will comment only on the work of the other authors I really enjoyed this anthology I ve always believed that you can tell practically any kind of tale within the construct of speculative fiction The contributing authors have demonstrated this concept very well There is something here for almost everyone The stories vary in length style and subject matter but they are unitied in the common theme of untamed imaginationSome of the tales are companions of the author s existing works Many of the stories were written especially for this collection All of them are written by talented independent authors Editor and Chief Author Wrangler Steph Bennion has pulled together an ecclectic pack of authors to create this anthology There is a spirit of camaraderie between these people that is uncommon in this field That s probably enough about the authors What about the storiesIn this book there are fantasies featuring worlds of magic political intrigue dark forces mystery and romance There are stories of cutting edge physics futuristic warfare space stations and intersteller travel Some feature aliens time travel alternate histories and uestions about the nature of existence If you like reading fantasies science fiction adventure speculative fiction political intrigue romance or humor then this anthology is for you If you enjoy reading short stories this has your name written on it If you love to seek out new authors hear new voices and expand your horizons your starship awaits If you are a fan of free stuff you now have reason to celebrate

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Ght by the Government on so many others But for how much longer IN THE LAP OF THE GODS by Steph Bennion There are those who would stop at nothing to keep certain inventions from becoming a reality MONDAY IMPS by Alexandra Butcher Have you ever wondered about Mondays Why is it everything seems to go wrong There is a simple answer SEPARATE WARS ON THE SAME STREET by Josh Karaczewski A new war is being fought on the rooftops and alleyways by men in mech suits MESRIN STATION by L L Watkin Jan was never an upstanding citizen but he was never stupid either; and now they are all in trouble than they thought HALF BLOOD by Barbara G Tarn Giordano discovers he's a half blood His search for his 'real' father will take him farther than he thought. A series of short stories that take place in different realms Some are introductions to other series of books Most were at least interesting


10 thoughts on “Wyrd Worlds

  1. says:

    Anthologies are always tough to review as the process reuires judging the work of a group of dissimilar authors as a single entity Wyrd Worlds is a collection of stories by an international pool of science fiction and fan

  2. says:

    It was okay Just Barely Normally anthologies front load good stories to set the hook then put mediocre stuff in the middle and end with a bang Wyrd Worldsidn't do that arguably the worst stories were the third and last The rest were

  3. says:

    It's close but my favourite is The Invisible Invasion

  4. says:

    Since I am one of the contributing authors to this anthology I will comment only on the work of the other authors I really enjoyed this anthology I've always believed that you can tell practically any kind of tale within the construct of spe

  5. says:

    I’m sure literary salons still exist in the major cities where the literati get together and discuss their work in beautifully lit rooms over drinks and catered treats If invited to one of these I would be the guy in the outermost ring of conversation going back and forth from the buffet table to the bookshelves listening in probably not initiating any conversations unless I saw someone like myself pick up a

  6. says:

    I'm in the anthology so I didn't count my own story I divided the star rating by 13 storiesMy favorites are in no particula

  7. says:

    A good way to assess various writersI always enjoy anthologies because they offer me the opportunity to assess the various contributing authorsAs usual I enjoyed some of the tales than other but that is a personal preference thing ove

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    A series of short stories that take place in different realms Some are introductions to other series of books Most were at least interesting

  9. says:

    Excellent variety of stories make great uick reads for break time

  10. says:

    Wyrd Worlds is an anthology containing stories by fourteen international sci fi and fantasy indie authors Many of the stories did nothing for me and typos abound but since the book is free I'm not complaining'Explain That To a Martian' by Gary Weston and 'Kira' by Ross Harrison are both worth a five star rating 'The Imaginary Invasion' by Ubiuitous Bubba and 'Casualty' by Neil Shooter are worth four star ratings The rest

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