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Product Details

  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146800400X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468004007
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,712,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Gene (M. G.) Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the travel, mystery, thriller, science fiction and fantasy genres. He also writes children's literature. He graduated from the University of Washington with a master’s degree in China Studies and a Master of Business Administration. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before retiring in 2011 to pursue investing and writing full time. Edwards is founder of Brilliance Equity LLC, an investment firm specializing in emerging markets. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife Jing and son Alex.

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MG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children's books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, "Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill," was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children's picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: "Alexander the Salamander"; "Ellie the Elephant"; "Zoe the Zebra"; and a collection featuring all three stories. "Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories" is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Singapore with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Winleigh on March 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This author definitely saved the best stories for last. The last two stories could easily be expanded into a Novel.
There were a few along the way I would have edited out, but that may just be my taste. I look forward to reading more
from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blaise Hanagan on January 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
M.G. Edwards has given his readers a plethura of varied and interesting stories, 15 in all, from which to be entertained. And though the point of view and genre differ from story to story, all are well written, thoughtfully constructed and most of all captivating.

Plus which, having a variety of subject matter from which to choose, rather than they're all being of the same subject, at least for me, makes it all the more enjoyable as with each story,there is a new and unexpected surprise.

If you're either a fan of short stories, or if you simply like a good read, then I would highly recommend you purchase this book.

Blaise
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
The stories in Real Dreams are lots of fun to read and quite a few really make you think too.

Things I loved about it:
1) The variety. The stories are from all different genres.
2) The writing style. Mr. Edwards has a more narrative-heavy style of writing, but he does it really well. (Think The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks)
3) The twists. There are some cool twists and turns pulled in the stories. Good setup, and then the surprise ending. Well done.

The one thing I didn't like as much was the variety. I know I listed that above as a good thing. It is, provided you know that going in. Then it's ok. It is truly an eclectic collection.

Lastly, you can't beat the price (10 cents per story)! I would recommend this book, and I hope the author takes some of the stories and expands them into novels. Especially Verda (my favorite story).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kaizar on June 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
A collection of fifteen stories demonstrating the authors ability to work in multiple genres. The stories include non-fiction, science fiction, horror, and religion. I really enjoyed this book and found each story interesting and well written. Generally, each story was short enough to finish in one sitting.
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