Wyrd Worlds

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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! More
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Published by WyrdStar
Published: Sep. 07, 2013
Words: 90,600
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301413515
About Various Authors

These 'various authors' of science-fiction and fantasy came together via the modern magic of the social network Goodreads. Their stories cover a wide range of speculative fiction, from high fantasy through time travel and steampunk to traditional science-fiction. They are:

Steph Bennion
Ubiquitous Bubba
Alexandra Butcher
Emma Faragher
Ross Harrison
Josh Karaczewski
Peter Lean
Stan Morris
Neil Shooter
Barbara G. Tarn
L. L. Watkin
Gary Weston

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Reviews

Review by: Victoria Zigler on March 31, 2014 : star star star star
This is an interesting collection of stories, some of which are very entertaining.
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Review by: Michael Puttonen on Oct. 14, 2013 : star star star star
Anthologies are always tough to review, as the process requires 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, each with a striking plot and memorable characters. 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 uniformly excellent throughout, and any fan of sci-fi or fantasy genres is certain to find a tasty tale or two to satisfy the palate. The selection is broad, the menu enticing. 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, the majority engrossed and delighted, but I have to specifically mention "The Imaginary Invasion" by Ubiquitous Bubba, a clever and deliciously humorous tale that had me laughing out loud (as did "Explain That To A Martian"). I enthusiastically recommend "Wyrd Worlds" to anyone looking for a highly entertaining read.
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Review by: Unicorn Productions on Sep. 12, 2013 : star star star star
I'm in the anthology, so I didn't count my own story. I divided the star rating by 13 stories.
My favorites are (in no particular order - or better in the order I read them in the anthology)
The blue fial
Explain that to a martian
The Imaginary Invasion
Monday Imps
Mesrin Station
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