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Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. He has several novels to his credit and two anthologies, with two romances out now, a Regency romance, Verity, along with the sequel, Faith, and soon to come, a time-travel romance.
Rob has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neometropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications. Rob has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. He has a novella coming out in early 2010 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s first hardcover edition anthology, The Awakening. Rob’s novella, Avenger Of The People, will appear there alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, Jana Oliver, Robert Madle, and just so many others. There is even an introduction by Jack McDevitt.
Rob has a short story, Green Waters, now out with Sonar4’s Phase Shift anthology, and a paranormal story, Light On The Moor, coming out with Smashwords and Amazon.com.
Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for Currate.com travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot. He is also a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.
Although widely traveled and continuing to travel, Rob now lives in North Carolina. He enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching the sunsets over the mountains and sipping a glass of red wine, preferably a decent Merlot.
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on July 31, 2010 :
A ghost and love story of a very different sort, one where there is a chance to make choices or amends--that’s Brane Drane, by Rob Shelsky. It's also told from the "typical" man's point of view. Done in a lighter way, this is still a dark story, as it deals with the issues of grief and loss, and oddly a very strange sort of love triangle, but in a decidedly new way, and with a slightly humorous touch!
Brane Drane is the tale of one man, Freddy, who lives in a world that is suddenly populated by ghosts, or at least ghost-like specters. When one of them turns out to be his dead wife, who keep reappearing to him, Freddy must make a decision--to stay with his present wife, or choose the dead one over her. His choice, his and his living wife’s feelings about the matter, form the crux of this special story and play out against a background of wandering phantasms.
I can only say that Rob Shelsky appears to have done it again, with this curiously real tale about a seemingly very unreal subject, which comes complete with a good, believable explanation for it all. Even the descriptions are done with a light, and yet at the same time, a dark touch, such as the description of Freddy’s coworker, the “Egg man.” We’ve all met "him" at one point or another.
Read, Brane Drane, by Rob Shelsky. It’s a ghost story (of sorts), a bizarre love triangle, and one all about making choices and having a personal epiphany. Very clever and intriguing is how I’d describe Brane Drane. Five stars it deserves and five stars it gets from me.
(reviewed the day of purchase)