Blue Flickers

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Aliens are amongst us! Or are they? No one seems to know for sure. All anyone is certain of is that some people have undergone a profound change, a transmutation into "Blue Flickers." They no longer behave as humans, have incredible powers. But when Derek Ryan's girlfriend, Myra, becomes one of them, he is determined to seek answers. But where should he seek them? Does he really want to find them?

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About Rob Shelsky

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

Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for 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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Review by: George Kempland on July 31, 2010 :
Ever wonder if an author can describe something in science fiction that comes across as truly alien--I mean truly alien? Well, Rob Shelsky manages this with his short story, Blue Flickers. If anything seems unaccountably alien, it is everyday humans who have suddenly become Blue Flickers. These are people who cease to function in a normal fashion, or just repeat some mindless action over and over, but beware of approaching them too closely. You could just disappear forever. When Myra, one man’s girlfriend becomes one, we see this all unfold from a personal level. How do you deal with the fact that a loved one is suddenly something alien, so strange, that you can’t conceive of what it is, or what its purpose could possibly be, or even if it has one? If you read Blue Flickers, by Rob Shelsky, you’ll see one man’s answer to those questions, what he does, and what the consequences of his actions are.

Blue Flickers is a very well written story, with Rob Shelsky’s wordsmith talents on full display in it. My advice? If you want to be transported out of this world without ever leaving it, then read Blue Flickers. It’s a five-star story. But beware; Mr. Shelsky’s Blue Flickers is a frightening take on things. A world gone mad, and we don't even know the reason why.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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