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Dark Doses [Kindle Edition]

Todd Thorne
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Book Description

The future does not look bright . . .

Seven dark and gritty tales of what-if from Todd Thorne describe a troubled tomorrow on the small scale, from the eyes of a few people enduring it. These doses span a little dystopia, doomsday, technology run amuck, and the bad side of virtual reality. Six of these stories were previously published in this 33,000 word collection of darker days to come.

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From the Author

Like your science fiction and fantasy on the darker side?

Do you like to read about personal struggles and challenges made all the more difficult by technology or something really bizarre or fantastic?

Do you feel stories don't always have to wrap up all cheery and warm, with extra rice pudding and happily ever after for everyone?

Me too.

Here are six of my dark sci-fi tales purchased and published by e-zines from 2007 through 2011 plus one previously unpublished story. In this collection you'll experience doses of harsh virtual reality, high tech on the rampage, oppressive dystopia, nasty aliens, and unforgiving metaphysical states.

Contains some mature language not suitable for younger readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 274 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Todd Thorne (December 16, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006N83XMU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,851 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, dangerous - brilliant January 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Dark Doses is a tightly bound package of Dark Fiction and Horror that plays with your deepest secrets and pokes around in the frightened corridors of your mind. Not for the faint-hearted, this is psychological warfare that asks intelligent questions and provides the darker, more twisted set of answers.

From the dystopian control and the quiet revolution of `Chaperone', through the manipulative, soulless terror of Computer Programmable nightmares in `Game Over', and the frightening immersion in cyberspace and it's avatars of `Shadows in the Mirror'; the disturbing disquiet grows with the hard issues dealt with in `To Soar Free' (which nevertheless has an uplifting theme of freedom).

Following this; `Perfect Soldier' grimly shows what happens when Men play with Machines and the latter take over; `Playing with Fire' poses the old question about playing with History to fix the Present, and what happens when someone decides to care too much (even if it is for the best); and finally `The Fisherman', a wonderful piece of Flash Fiction that offers heartbreaking hope amidst the total eradication of life.

As an added bonus - all the stories have a foreword explaining the context of each piece, and its genesis; extra colour to an already rich palette of dark material.

A great collection by a promising new arrival to epub.
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More About the Author

Todd Thorne resides in the Piney Woods of East Texas with his wife and two technophile sons. He's come to expect and appreciate labels of 'dark and gritty' as pertains to his writing and he feels the space-time continuum must grind to a halt the day he writes a lighthearted, cozy yarn. He's been fortunate enough to have a few tales published online and he intends to follow suit with a crunchy novel or twelve.

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