- File Size: 780 KB
- Print Length: 472 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938644026
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Nightscape Press; 1st edition (December 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008J9X2P4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #852,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
World's Collider is a collection of apocalyptic short stories that don't just follow a common theme like other anthologies or short story collections. In World's Collider each story co-exists with the others in the same space and for the same common narrative, providing more of a 'novel' than a collection of individual short stories.
The unique writing style of each author makes the entire book fresh and thrilling to read. You should definitely take the time to read the introduction too, you'll be able to appreciate the overall concept and story even more if you do.
I never reveal story details or provide any spoilers at all when I write reviews. It's against my 'religion' ;). Suffice it to say, with this talented bunch of writers, and this great theme, you are guaranteed a ride to remember when you read World's Collider!
Two thumbs up and definitely deserving a multitude of 5-Star Ratings!!! :)
It was truly incredible.
Using the different authors to create a novel worked much better than I honestly had expected. I was drawn into this story of chaos and the effect on mankind and the planet. I continued to read to know what would happen next and was left thinking about the novel as I was away from it.
The author's different writing styles and ideas were powerful and drew you in. Though the pieces were all so different it was never jarring or inconsistent. Instead the short stories were weaved together in a very clever way that highlighted each author's talent with words.
I was thoroughly impressed with the terror that the creatures that exited the rift created in me.
This book will have a lasting impact on me and I will recommend this to all I meet.
I highly recommend that you read the intro first; it explains the concept behind this anthology, which is nothing short of fantastic, and the editor, Richard Salter, did an amazing job of putting it all together. World's Collider was not only the best anthology that I read in 2012, but it's the most remarkable story collection that I've ever read to date.
The individual accounts within this anthology, written by multiple authors with diverse writing styles, with various POVs and locations, create a larger story about a dimensional rift that opens in the middle of Europe.
While it reminds me slightly of the presentation of World War Z, Salter takes it even further by constructing a novel with short stories written separately by numerous authors. The intro explains the painstaking process.
The stories themselves will both terrify and thrill horror fans, describing mankind's struggle to survive the onslaught of demonic entities spilling into our world from the rift.
If you enjoy novels such as Craig DiLouie's Infection series, or Read the End First (edited by Suzanne Robb), you will relish the nightmares within the pages of World's Collider!
Boy was I surprised! Through an amazing act of collaboration, these many and varied writers have combined their skills and created a cohesive whole out of all the parts. These "short stories" are not self contained writings but rather form chapters of a longer story, a story that had me clicking the page turn button well into the small hours. How all these people, living all over the world, have managed to write something that holds together as a gripping story that will have you wanting more and more, and yet maintained their own style as story tellers is beyond me. It's just absolutely brilliant.
Each writer picks up threads from the ones before and weaves them into his own story, each creating unique characters and horrors, but then allowing the next person to pick up the unfolding awfulness of what happens after the Large Hadron Collider is destroyed. It's seamless and yet you can hear each individual writer's voice as they tell their part.
If you like science fiction or horror, or both, then you will love this book. It's complex, clever and I want more, please!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If I'm honest, this book was a surprise. I am familiar with Nightscape Press and have yet to be disappointed, but a “shared world anthology” with twenty-three contributors? Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Schneider
This anthology is the first example of tales set in a shared world that I've read, and if this is an example of what I can expect, then I'm definitely in for an awesome ride! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dave de Burgh
Brilliantly put together. This book is HUGE and an incredible collection of short stories all following a central plot. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by gEm
First let me say that I rarely, if ever, give a 5 star review on anything. Really. What set this novel apart was that it has a unique format. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by April
I love how all the stories coincide with the title. keep me on the tip of my chair. I hope he make another one like this.Published on June 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I finished this book but it took me a lot longer then most others I have read. There was a lot of information to take in and process , not to mention all the characters. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by Northerngirl
But the editor and writers of this book did an excellent job of telling individual stories that kept true to the world they are set in.Published on March 18, 2013 by f.stan
I picked it up a while ago on Kindle, but just got around to reading it. I shouldn't have waited!
World's Collider is a shared-world anthology that tells the story of a... Read more
Overall found this to be an interesting read. It was one that I found difficult to put down. The only issue I had is a time or two I found the transition from one chapter to the... Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Jim C
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