- File Size: 141 KB
- Print Length: 157 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1432706012
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.; 2nd editon edition (March 28, 2008)
- Publication Date: March 28, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001OI275I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,104,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Night Study" by Maria V. Snyder
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue. Learn more
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Raiser's debut novel "The Family Bones" is a culmination of thriller, sci-fi and mystery. On the verge of movie rights, this book is popular among teens as well as adults.
Raiser is working on several novels soon to be released, and a children's line of books as well. Look out for the Pepper Fink series.
With the support of fellow well known authors, including P.S. Gifford and Linda S. Cowden (author of Grimmie) Raiser intends on making writing not just a part time hobby, but a full-time career.
Keep an eye out for this multi-talented award winning author for future hits.
Stranded: Stories from the edge of infinity... is a collection of Raiser's published short stories that have been compared to Twilight Zone, Monty Python, Douglas Adams, and...well...the utmost bizarre, and thought provoking.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is, shall we say "wildly eclectic," ranging from Flash-Fiction (300-1000 generally words) that often describe a single scene or narrative to works of traditional shot-story length and the stories are not all what could be considered sci-fi, per se. That is not a critique by any means.
The problem with the work is that, save for 3 or four, they fail in terms of story telling and objective, humor, or philosophy. A number have a long, long build-up -- almost the point of tedium -- which builds expectation and a wrap-up that is so fast a tortoise would miss it if he blinked. It leaves the reader with the same felling of boarding a roller-coaster, riding way, way up into the sky only to crest the top and...find it was time to get off. In some cases, the old saw of "show, don't tell" is followed only pro forma in that a character, rather than narrator, makes a one-paragraph explanation of the philosophical point of the story.
About half of the stories felt more like sketches and ideas jotted down on the run with the intent to come back to later or perhaps partial drafts. Some of them tried to make a point and belabored it to the point of irritation, or sophomoric toilet humor, which is a shame because the point could have been easily and successfully made in a far smaller space.Read more ›
Ms. Raiser uses some unusual perspectives and premises in the course of her stories. What if I waited precisely one minute before performing each deliberate act? If I were a rock, what would I think? What if I could consciously completely forget anything and everything that I wanted to forget? She also provides a new take on some old questions. Why is the sky blue? What is "Hell?"
Individually, each story provides something for your brain to chew on. Even the shortest stories made me stop and think for at least a moment before moving on to the next. In a few instances, I decided to re-read the story I had just completed because the point I was pondering seemed too profound to be contained within such a small package. In others, I just didn't get it. Overall, I enjoyed this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love great sci-fi, and even "only" good sci-fi is a real treat. Sometimes, even bad sci-fi can be hilariously entertaining. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jo Johannsen
The stories were ok. None of the stories really stuck with me. I might read it again but probably not.Published on April 14, 2013 by Sarah Dutton
This book is a series of short stories (very short), and for those of you who prefer a little meat to your books this is not the book for you. Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by Bookem Dano
I generally don't find myself attracted to collections of short stories. I'm not sure why. But I absolutely loved these short stores! Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Jennifer Chase
kimberly Raiser raises the bar on anthology books. Whether you are a fan of flash fiction, humor, or more thoughtful stories, this is the book for you. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Ken Dean
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