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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438295251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438295251
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,751,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Geoffrey Thorne is the prize-winning author of multiple short stories including the critically-acclaimed THE SOFT ROOM (Simon & Schuster). His short story TRUTH METRIC was included in the SPACE GRUNTS: FULL-THROTTLE SPACE TALES anthology (Flying Pen Press). He has written scifi shorts and novellas for Simon & Schuster, Hadley Rille Books and Phobos Books among others and was a finalist in the prestigious WRITERS OF THE FUTURE contest. His novel, STAR TREK: TITAN: SWORD OF DAMOCLES debuted in late 2007 and was a LOCUS bestseller. He is half of the creative team known as GENRE 19 and the writer of their comic book mini-series, PRODIGAL: EGG OF FIRST LIGHT. Geoffrey lives in Los Angeles with his very, very patient wife. You can find out more about him at: http://redjacket.blogspot.com Morituri Te Salutant

More About the Author

I'm crap at writing biographies.

I 'm much better at writing fiction. I write various kinds- urban fantasy, science fiction, crime fiction, comics, plays, cartoons and live-action television.

If you want to see a nearly complete list of everything you can go to my site, GEOFFREYTHORNE.COM and poke around. There's lots of fun stuff there. At least I think there is.

Right now my favorite authors are Seanan McGuire, Lilith Saintcrow, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn and NK Jemisin. Not necessarily in that order.

My favorite TV series are AVATAR: THE LEGEND OF KORRA and THE WIRE, not necessarily in that order.

My favorite person is my wife who puts up with a LOT.

I do hope you'll read one or more of the stories here. There are quite a few and at least one is bound to please.

But do choose wisely. I can't be held responsible for what follows if you choose the wrong book.

GT

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Salmon River Mountain Press on September 21, 2010
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Science Fiction never had it so good. These stories by Geoffrey Thorne are to the reader what ordering the sampler tray at the brewery is to the beer aficionado. Generally, though, the beer nut has to then choose the beer for the evening, fortunately with Dreamnasium, Thorne dishes out different brew in each story and leaves you simply wanting more opportunities to buy other works he has done or will do in the future. Thorne mixes the everyman with science fiction and fantasy in a gritty way that immediately says the author could well be the most inventive and successful comic book writer of his day or the second coming of the penultimate science fiction writer, because deep down, Thorne isn't just trying to blow your mind with some fantastic idea, he's also smacking you upside the head with an ethical dilemma not yet mastered by the body politic of his time. Often times irreverent, Thorne turns phrases on their heads and plays word games that entertain almost as much as the narrative and characters of his stories. What you get is a visual image in your mind that is accompanied with the character's mental image of the world around them and it is an at once disturbing and fantastic world that Thorne weaves. In the future, when you see the words "by Geoffrey Thorne," just click "add to cart," you will always be happy you made that choice. If there are turns Thorne is missing in his work, they haven't been mapped yet, because he doesn't miss turns in his writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Tynes on April 18, 2010
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First let me say that I am not a professional reviewer. Geoffrey Thorne's Dreamnasium is a collection of short stories (nine) that range from detectives to vampires to super powered evil slugs to bored "Gods" (and more). If I have to describe this book, and Mr Thorne's writing style, then it would be that he turns the words on the page to images in your mind. Of course that is (I guess) the goal of every writer but I find that it is powerful in Thorne's writing. Thorne mixes science fiction and the human condition in a way that is at once easy to relate to yet fantastic and original. Dreamnasium requires and demands your attention, if you like your stories dumbed down, then this isn't the writer for you. Just come prepared to use your brain and imagination and you will be in for a fun ride.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jen Erickson on September 13, 2010
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I had entered the Dreamnasium and I will never look at sci-fi the same. This collection of short stories completely entertained me with storylines that did indeed exercise the imagination. The characters in each story make themselves at home in your imagination, like the familiar friends who come in the back door without knocking. I settled in for a good story when Eshu, a character in the opening pages, admitted to himself that, "He enjoyed smiling. It was one of the reasons he maintained this bipedal form. The other was the occasional hot bath." The pace and tone of each story is as different as the acts in a variety show. "Red/Shift" was one of my favorite stories. It features Officer Amina Fisk-Okker on a fast-paced mission with twists and turns. I won't give too much away, but these two lines from the story will give you a taste of what it's about: "I'm tracking a duelist," she said. "Recent arrival, possbily illegal." and this, 'Of all the secrets Amina Fisk-Okker knew and kept the greatest was the one she kept about herself.' Another story that was keep-turning-the-page suspenseful was "The Price of Salt". Just when your hands start cramping from holding your book in a tense grip, our ill-equipped rescuer heads off on his mission with this thought, "Great. Riddles and sticks and me walking back into the dark like a freaking idiot." This was my first sci-fi book and will not be my last. Geoffrey Thorne's storytelling has drawn back the canvas flap to the Big Top and revealed a show like no other I have ever read. I'm in my seat,ticket in hand,waiting for the next act. Refill my popcorn bucket, will you? Extra butter.
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