Cosmic Seasoning: A Collection of Short Stories

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Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
This compilation of ten short science fiction stories is sure to add a little flavor to your day. Some stories are funny, and others are a bit darker, but they're all short enough to read in one sitting. More
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About L.G. Keltner

L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband. Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six. Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good.

Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.

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Helen Druett reviewed on on July 18, 2017

Excellent range of stories which are very well written. All different. Thoroughly enjoyed them.
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J Lenni Dorner reviewed on on Dec. 29, 2016

This collection of speculative fiction stories was very fun to read. I enjoyed the “Polite Letter of Complaint” with the line: I would never insult such a rotund, mentally-deficient, greedy despot such as yourself. There are some news-relevant, deep stories mixed in with the humor and good times. “Emissary,” for example: How could I help how I was born? I didn’t make the choice to come into the world. And “A Politician Tell the Truth Before Armageddon” has the classic line: So yes, I do in fact believe that you’re all suckers for electing me. I think “Lux in Tenebris, Rendition #7,620” was my favorite story of the bunch.
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L.X. Cain reviewed on on Aug. 27, 2015

I enjoyed reading this well-written collection of ten tales about aliens, humans, and possible futures on Earth. All the tales are science fiction, but the author presents variations of length, tone, and point of view to keep the reader entertained all the way through.

Three of the ten stories are quite funny – “A Polite Letter of Complaint,” “A Politician Tells the Truth Before Armageddon,” and “An Urgent Announcement.” The story “Nuance” is an examination of a possible apocalyptic future.

In two of the stories, “Emissary” and “Instrumentality,” the author puts her own spin on the familiar controversy 'What qualifies as human?' Both stories are deep and thoughtful. Two other stories concentrate on emotions – “Pas de Deux” and “Lux in Tenebris, Rendition #7,620.” The second is the longest story in the collection and is a character study of a shape-shifting alien stranded on earth for thousands of years. And she’s not alone.

My favorite stories were “A Complicated Suicide” – a murder mystery, but not in the way you’d think – and “The Patchwork Girl,” which I enjoyed the most. It’s a fascinating story of a very likely future, full of technological gadgets and scientific innovation. It combines humor with a very good story arc.

Even for those who aren’t science fiction fans, there’s something in here for every taste.
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