Mindscapes Unimagined: An Anthology of the Supernatural, Science Fiction, and Horror Paperback – October 29, 2018
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- Item Weight : 1.26 pounds
- Paperback : 387 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949241068
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949241068
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Left Hand Publishers (October 29, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,971,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of the haunting lines from the story "The Whole World in Their Hands" published in MINDSCAPES UNIMAGINED. There's always an end to things, indeed. Unfortunately even wildly entertaining books like MINDSCAPES UNIMAGINED have to end.
You'll have to commit a a page or two of reading for character or plot development, but once you do you'll be taken away by the stories Left Hand Publishing has chosen. Here are some of the stories and authors that stood out to me. This is not to slight the other stories, but the following were absolute gems in my humble opinion
"Wide Open Spaces" by Joshua Shioshita - Nothing pretentious about the writing style. I'm quite confident I can tell you to be prepared for the twist and you still won't see it coming. For me, this was the story that kicked the anthology into a higher gear. It's a haunting midwestern tale. Nice work, Mr. Joshua.
"In the Dark, It Sleeps" by Bryan Best - Just a killer of a story. Remember that old Twilight Zone episode in which a kid's creativity becomes reality?--IT'S A GOOD LIFE. Yeah, you remember that one, well this story is similar to that but with heart man--you dig that?--HEART! The title sets the tone, and the story delivers a dark and fun, yet serious tale. "In the Dark, It Sleeps" sounds like a Metallica song--I dig it, Bryan, I dig it.
"Toualetehydrophopbia" by Kevin David Anderson - The strangest of the bunch. I hope the premise of this story isn't a real phobia for people, but if it is what a terrible way to go through life. This story might turn on a cheap--even low brow--concept, but there is nothing cheap about the characters involved in the story. Strange, strange, strange. I loved it.
"The Sixteenth Ritual" by Jeff C. Stevenson - Mr. Stevenson is granted the final position, the position meant to knock the reader out, and boy I have to admit, Mr. Stevenson deserves it. I'm amazed at how this story develops such a mysterious tone in just 17 pages. SPOLIER SPOILER SPOILER SO DON"T READ THE REST IF YOU"RE NOT INTERESTED Set in the present day this story spins a scholar named Harold Dexter into the darkest region of Romania. There he must deal with the Catholic church, a long forgotten religious text, and Vlad the Impaler? Bravo, Mr. Stevenson. Brav--freaking--o.
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews