Terosan Tales is a collection of shorts by up-and-coming author Edward A Thompson. I had the great fortune of making friends with Edward on social media, and am I glad that I did. He is a writer with talents that is reminiscent of the days of old school SciFi writers like Asimov and Bradbury.
As I've mentioned in past reviews, I am a big fan of 'classically-written' literature, and Terosan falls nicely into that niche. Most novels today are written in more of a "Hollywood-style" prose. That is to say that they give you most everything to complete the story, whereas a classically-done work relies more on the imagination of the reader to connect the inferences into something that is each reader's own. Think of a read as a motor - the words are the fuel, but the reader's imagination is the engine itself. I heartily applaud Mr. Thomson's efforts in his debut, and I sincerely hope to read more from him in the future.
From the true SciFi, coming-of-age mini-tale of Qevon in 'Deck 20' and "Gnir's Raid", to the 2001-esque 'Fallen Gods of Cheam' (my personal favorite) and space opera pirate fest 'The Pirate Queen'- there's something in this set for the SciFi aficionados in all of us. If I had to have any beef about this group of works is that I want to see more!
Kudos, Mr. Thomson, on a job well done!
(review of free book)