Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole)

Rated 4.90/5 based on 10 reviews
If you suddenly feel an enormous weight pressing down on you, it’s probably too late. Your Umph is already inside an alien’s body. This should not scare you…
“Absolutely brilliant! …a real classic, which leaves the reader wondering if we do really live on Planet Earth!” Louisa Middleton-Blake, author, Wales, UK.
The other stories are about the love of life and the planet Earth. More

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About Stan I.S. Law

Stan I.S. Law (Stanislaw Kapuscinski), architect, sculptor and prolific writer was educated in Poland and England. While there, he also played concert violin, and studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music.

Since 1965 he has resided in Canada. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.
Under his real name he published seven non-fiction books sharing his vision of reality. His non-fiction books can be found at:

As an architect [RIBA, MRAIC, OAQ ret.] he designed a number high rise buildings in Montreal, including Regency Hyatt Hotel (now Delta), Place Mercantile, Headquarters for the Mutual Alliance, as well as a number of low and middle rise structures for private clients. In the National Capital he was the associate in charge of design of Royal Bank Headquarters on Sparks Street.

His novels include:

NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (Winston Trilogy Book I)
Elohim—Masters and Minions (Winston Trilogy Book II)
Winstons' Kingdom (Winston Trilogy Book III)
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
Peter and Paul—Intuitive sequel to Yeshûa
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World—The Vatican Incident (Sequel to Avatar Syndrome).
The Princess
Alec (Alexander Trilogy Book I)
Alexander (Alexander Trilogy Book II).
Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book III).
The Gate—Things my Mother told me.
Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom.
Enigma of the Second Coming
Gift of Gamman
Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality (Aquarius Trilogy Book I)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
OLYMPUS—Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III)

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Amy Taylor reviewed on Aug. 31, 2014

Sci-Fi Series 1 is a brilliant and entertaining set of short stories. Author Stan I.S. Law continues to impress me as an author and creator. Every book I experience of his opens up new insights and thought processes for me. Sci-Fi Series 1 is no exception. Perfect for any science fiction fan Law’s stories go even further by providing a strong intellect and solid science.

Black Hole is my favorite of this set, though that is a hard distinction to make. Black Hole is an adapted prologue to Gift of Gamman (which I also highly recommend). Dare is also very intriguing as is the idea of being immortal. The Acorn and its exploration of the environment is particularly thought provoking for me. Thirsty Work is amusing and has incredible character development. The detail and possibilities that are explored in these stories are intriguing, suspenseful, mysterious, and thought provoking. Law’s ability to inspire a myriad of emotions in a scientific and intelligent environment is astounding. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
Sid Freeman reviewed on April 4, 2014

This is a fantastic collection of short stories that are witty, imaginative and fresh.
Law’s imagination clearly knows no bounds. Each story is unique and has been generously seasoned with Law’s incredible flavor.
I have yet to be disappointed by this author’s work. Without fail; I am left with a lasting impression that I can dwell on and entertain.
I am a massive fan of short stories anyway, because you can read them at your leisure and squeeze them into a lunch break, however, with this you’ll want to read them all in one sitting!
Each of these stories appeals to your intellect, compelling you to read more.
Thoroughly enjoyed! Five stars as expected!!
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
James Jenkins reviewed on March 15, 2014

A different perspective on visitors to Earth. I enjoyed the read.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Charlotte Henley Babb reviewed on June 22, 2012

The research done by the author clearly comes through in each story, each one a different voice, each one a different world view. But the world view of the author is clear, and the stories are enjoyable and well-written, with a new take on classic themes: who we are, what's next, first contact, and the final answer.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Patrick Johnson reviewed on Sep. 24, 2011

I read the four stories at a single sitting, and I hungered for more. This seems true of whatever Law writes. He seems to exhibit an extraordinary combination of humor, imagination, depth of philosophy, humanity and literary skills. A Writer not to be missed. Yes, the capital W is there on purpose!
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Anetta Bach reviewed on Sep. 22, 2011

If you like science fiction, you’ll love these stories. And if you don’t (yet), you will love science fiction after these stories. You can’t lose!
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
Sylvester Drake reviewed on Sep. 20, 2011

Great stuff! One can but wonder what reality Stan Law lives in, but whichever he visits we benefit. The stories cover humor, hope, daring, and courage. An beautiful collection.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
Adam Kerry reviewed on Sep. 19, 2010

It seems that Stan Law puts as much Sci-Fi into Cats & Dogs, as Cats, Dogs and other creatures, into Sci-Fi. Or perhaps he writes what can be termed Visionary Fiction, which stretches our view of the world beyond our everyday reality. Whichever is true, I love his work.
(review of free book)
Hanna K. Loda reviewed on Sep. 19, 2010

To use the words of one of your reviewers: "Absolutely brilliant!" I laughed, not quite sure why I was laughing. It seems that the aliens have a slighty warped opinion of us, human. Or... have they? Actualy, by the time I read "Dare", I knew they were right.
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Bohdan Czytelnik reviewed on Sep. 2, 2010

Thirsty work is as light, as Dare is dark. The Acorn seems to lie in between, showing the dangers inherent in our ways, yet offering a surprising future. Whatever your taste in Sci-Fi, this trio will titillate your gullet with diversity. Ah, and don't forget humor! I'm looking forward to more in this Series.
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