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Infinite Waters: A Collection of Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction Short Stories (Exciting Destinies Book 2) Kindle Edition
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"...the author really pulled out a 'Twilight Zone' type of vibe."
"Well-written, fast-paced, clever and thought-provoking."
From the Author
Back in 2009, my own first short story was published. A few years later, The Power of Six, my collection of short stories, reached #1 in its genre on Amazon. More of my collections soon followed. How can short fiction, so simple in its needs, yet elegant in its powerful prose, not be my favorite?
- ASIN : B010MRBJ3W
- Publication date : June 28, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1590 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 125 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,148,099 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The collection is excellent overall, and each story has a nice twist. Some of them are predictable, but that doesn't make them less enjoyable. My favorite story from this collection is "Two's a Crowd." My least favorite was the first story within the crystal ball, "The Things We Do for Lust." That doesn't mean that "The Things We Do for Lust" wasn't well-written and entertaining because it was. But if you're anything like me and don't become completely enraptured by that story, be sure to keep reading. You're sure to get fully pulled in by the end of the second story.
Overall, this is a clever, enjoyable read that most people will be able to get through within 1-2 hours. Don't let the shortness factor scare you off; you'll definitely get enough bang for your buck out of this collection due to the high entertainment value. There's a mixture of sci-fi, humor, and a slight horror vibe within the various stories, which means there's also a favorite tale waiting inside for readers of any type of genre fiction.
By Nicholas C. Rossis
This collection of short stories written in a quirky yet eclectic style will capture the minds of readers who love a story with often weird conclusions — which go beyond twist endings. The author has a creative, imagination, coming up with some of the most bizarre mind-boggling stories I've read in a long time, if ever.
In “A Twist of the Tail,” a woman finds herself in a strange town, disoriented and sporting an extra body part. Then as her memories slowly return, things become stranger yet. “What's in a Name,” is an outer space story that has a hysterically funny ending. One of my favorites is “Two’s a Crowd,” proving that identical twins can feel alike in more ways than ever ‘dreamed’ of. “The Things we do for Lust,” is a captivating tale of a time traveler who manages to live two different lives. These are a few tempting selections which will leave readers wanting more. And all with surprise endings, one could not possibly see coming.
Some of the stories are science fiction, some paranormal, others not normal in any possible sense of the word as Author Nicholas C. Rossis pens ten spectacular fiction tales, each carrying a theme which reflects all of them. These stories are perfect for readers with limited time but loving a good short read. They can be read waiting for appointments, taking mass transit to work, or whenever there are a few minutes to enjoy some of them. Just be careful where you burst out laughing or gasp in shock. Many stories will be read more than once, like fairy-tales for grown-ups. Author Nicholas C. Rossis has more than mastered the craft of speculative short fiction.
Those enjoying this book — and who could not? — Will want to check out his first short story collection, “Power of Six,” and his finalist International Award-Winning children's story, “Runaway Smile.”
Micki Peluso: author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang
I would highly recommend this collection.
Rossis is a masterful storyteller. He gets into the minds of his characters and engages the reader powerfully. In fact, at each conclusion, I paused – to appreciate the brilliance of the writing and to absorb the thought-provoking messages.
If you enjoy a short read, you’ll enjoy this collection. Superb!
A fantastic collection of short stories. Masterfully written, with the main story blending in between the other(short stories). I liked that, very original. Each story was well written with attention to detail and well developed details. I highly recommend Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories to those who love a great read. Five stars all the way!
The titles listed below;
Infinite Waters; A woman seeks her future at a carnival. She discovers more than she expected.
The Twist in the Tale; A confused woman meanders through a sleepy town. But not all is as it seems.
James' Life; A man with nothing to look forward to but oblivion, discovers it's not that easy to escape his life.
What's in a Name?; A trip to the tropics has an unexpected ending.
The Lucky Bastard; How far will the luckiest man alive go to escape his luck?
Two's a Crowd; Blood runs thicker than water. Especially when you spill it.
Is There a Doctor in the House?; A high school student just loves to experiment.
Sex and Dinner; A timeless combination. Or is it?
Would You Like Files With That?; Nothing's scarier than a supermarket.
The Hand of God; Nothing has prepared a grizzly veteran for this meeting
Top reviews from other countries
Rossis doesn't bother too much with excessive characterisation or descriptions, and locations are generic, almost left to the reader to imagine. This works well in a series of short stories, as any elaboration would increase the length, and bog down the reader with too much detail. The title story is delivered between chapters, in tantalising snippets, and brought to a satisfying conclusion at the end.
On the Kindle edition I read, there was even a bonus story from one of his other books, 'The Power Of Six', illustrating his skill with science fiction too. An easy and enjoyable read, harping back to the days when such collections were more commonplace.
The stories are also varied enough to keep you guessing each time one starts, which I particularly enjoyed. An author to watch.