Ice Cream & Venom

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Ice Cream & Venom is the first collection of short stories by Kevin Long; featuring the disturbing "The Truth about Lions and Lambs" the alternate history in "The Man Who Would Not Be King" what may be the ultimate Superhero deconstruction, "Superheros are Gay" and four others. Not your normal ray-guns-and-aliens fluff, but has has been described as witty, inventive, and occasionally hilarious. More

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Words: 55,760
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301968770
About Kevin Long

Kevin Long is a Science Fiction author and blogger from Nebraska. He's the child of a NASA engineer and an immigrant, and has had a life-long fascination with space and exotic cultures. He's wild-eyed, engaging, chatty, smart, interested in nearly everything, and hence almost instantly annoying in person. Just the same, his writing has been praised by several well-established professional SF authors.

His first love is Science Fiction, and he's been writing for 25 years. For half a decade he was the head writer and editor on the Republibot website but he has since retired. During that period, he went by the nom de web "Republibot 3.0" in a paranoid bid to protect his identity from his stalkers (note the plural). Since the worst of these got hit by a bus, though, he's gotten more laid back about the whole thing. In addition to publishing his own fiction, Kevin' authorial services are available for hire through his "Will Write For You" website (see below for link). He's middle aged, happily married, and has an indeterminate number of kids. He's been trying to lose weight, but that's not going so well.

He also sings.

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Review by: Paula Tabor on March 09, 2013 :
I've just got to admit something before you read my review. I like happy endings. Yeah, I went to college & know that you're supposed to like the Dostoyevsky's of the literary world and their "paradigms" on "existance" and all that... But in all honesty I go to books to get away from horror abd disturbing stuff. If I wanted more of that in my life, I'd just watch the news or better yet, check out my credit rating. When I read fiction, I like something to take me awaaaaaaayyyy.....

So when I say that the two most disturbing stories in Ice Cream and Venom ("Superheroes are Gay" and "The Truth About Lions and Lambs") were absolutely the best in the book and some of the most engaging short stories I've ever read, I hope you'll consider the source.

Luckily also for happy-ending sorts like myself, there's "The Man who Would Not Be King" and several other stories that are not only hard to put down, but funny too. Well done, Mr. Long!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mark Firestone on Nov. 14, 2012 :
Lets face it, 99% of everything is crap...

Welcome to the 1% my friend.

I haven't read anything published on the web, this good, since I stumbled across _Down_and_Out_In_The_Magic_Kingdom_.

Everything you need is here, from the disturbing "The Truth about Lions and Lambs" to "Superheros are Gay", the best superhero story I've ever read. Tessa's right, they all make you think.

My personal favorite: "Just Moments Before The End of the Age" It's just the sort of story I wouldn't normally go for, but I really loved it -- and that, I think says it all.

Just buy it. It's a dollar. Do it now.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Mark Firestone on Nov. 14, 2012 : (no rating)
Lets face it, 99% of everything is crap...

Welcome to the 1% my friend.

I haven't read anything published on the web, this good, since I stumbled across _Down_and_Out_In_The_Magic_Kingdom_.

Everything you need is here, from the disturbing "The Truth about Lions and Lambs" to "Superheros are Gay", the best superhero story I've ever read. Tessa's right, they all make you think.

My personal favorite: "Just Moments Before The End of the Age" It's just the sort of story I wouldn't normally go for, but I really loved it -- and that, I think says it all.

Just buy it. It's a dollar. Do it now.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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