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Description:

Science Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy – where the impossible and the improbable come together. This is a universe of spaceships and sorcery, of mechanics and magic, where zeppelins soar through the ether and conjurers stalk dark tunnels with a ball of light in their fist. So cut loose, let slip the mooring ropes on your imagination, and join these nine authors as they set course for the horizon – and beyond.

Ricardo Victoria takes us to a landscape inspired by anime series and epic fantasy, in a world of biodomes and raiders, where a young woman may be all that stands between her people and starvation.

E.M. Swift-Hook brings us a slice of life from her Fortune’s Fools universe, in which ancient legends may just turn out to be very, very real.

Matthew Harvey takes us on a very improper adventure, in a steampunk universe of manners and melee, of power games and petticoats, where the Ladies Bierce must deal with an upstart assassin and all the inconvenient dangers that he brings.

Jessica Holmes brings us a tale of psychic powers and piracy aboard a futuristic vessel – but is this adventure too big for the captain to handle?

Rob Edwards launches us across the universe aboard an exploration vessel bound for disaster. Will magic be the crew’s salvation? Or the curse that drags them all down?

Leo McBride takes us to the end of all magic, with kill teams hunting down the last sorceror in future Britain – alongside his companion Maggie, can he slip away from the Techquisitors at their heels?

Brent A. Harris brings us a Dickens of a tale about an orphan named Oliver, who finds himself unstuck in time, and all because he has to prove himself by stealing a pocket watch that turns out to be very special indeed.

Terri Pray tells a tale of a researcher and his bodyguard, as he tries to make a breakthrough that will change the world, and she tries to keep him safe from those who want to kill him for the secret.

Jeff Provine launches us across the universe, on an impossible space mission skirting the edge of a black hole, that can only be survived by drawing upon Inuit legend. Do legends have real power, or is the crew’s faith misguided?

Nine tales of science. Nine tales of fantasy. Nine tales to make you wonder.

Review:

Another solid collection from the writers at Inklings Press.  When you mix science and fantasy, you never know what you might get.  In this collection, you get nine different perspectives on that incredible mix.  Each author had their own take, and each was entertaining in itself.  Put them all together, and it was something special.

As with all anthologies, you won’t necessarily like everything you read.  I admit, there were a few bits I thought were too confusing and detracted from the whole, but all in all, I enjoyed the book.  Well-written, as I’ve come to expect from Inklings Press, well put together and well thought out.  Each author, whether it’s your favorite story or your least favorite story, should be commended.  This is a good collection.

Highly recommended.

4.5 of 5 Stars (rounds to 5)

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