Summary

Four sci-fi short stories where you'll find good computers, people who regret their past, and an explanation for something you're familiar with.
"Progeny"
The first section had a series of six images that appeared grouped together. The furthest left showed a small creature that appeared to live in water. On its right was a similar creature, but it had legs and was crawling on the land. The remainder of the series showed progressive images showing the creature growing larger, and the appendages changing until it was fully erect and it was strikingly similar to the bone structure she had just looked at.
"The Greatest Host"
After the foraging, the host moved to a corner of the open area and there was another creature. The Mists were concerned that if their host were threatened or attacked, it would be terrible for them. They could all lose their lives at once. If the host sensed any threat, they would immediately use all of their ability to coerce the host back to the ship's location so they could download.
"Circle is Closed"
Commander Leopold Harnesy was standing on the bridge of the HSV#2. He was nervous; in fact, he was scared. The fate of HSV#1 was fresh in his mind. His ship's predecessor was sitting in the same exact location five years ago, and when its commander, Roberta Jenkins, engaged the faster than light drive, the ship disintegrated into trillions of molecules. It was obvious what had happened, the calculations were a little off.
"Good Morning..."
This short story is an interesting tie-in between science fiction and corporate culture, with a computer throwing in a twist. Anyone that has worked in a large company will share some of the issues that Robert deals with. In this story, instead of 'they' causing the problem, it is the computer sharing the assignment.
©2016 Raymond J Perreault (P)2016 Raymond J Perreault
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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 31-08-16

"To expand our knowledge and seek variation ..."

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This short anthology of stories is classic s.f. and the reading beautifully executed by Mr.Allport in style of the writing.
Four stories, sometimes predicable but none the worse for that, all of which take an unusual look at what might seem to be commonplace. In the brief introduction, the author confides his love of science fiction and the ideas made possible within the genre. And these little vignettes both delight and make the listener think, pondering on ideas long after the story is finished. This is especially true of, Good Morning, the last in the selection. The perfect way to end this book.
The narration is not the usual, relaxed voice of most audio productions. Instead, and following the content of the first story, Christopher Allport has made himself a mechanoid. A good sympathetic pairing of author and narrator.
My thanks to the rights holder of Science Fiction Anthology for the complentary copy I received, via Audiobook Boom, in exchange for an honest review. This I have given.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tim Dearing on 02-08-16

A good book, well read

What did you like most about Science Fiction Anthology?

These stories are very interesting and leave you wanting to know what happens next

What was one of the most memorable moments of Science Fiction Anthology?

The third story had a lovely sense of humour running through it which you do not always find in science fiction

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The endings to these stories were the best, they leave you to make up the next chapter !

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

These were short stories which made it easy to listen to one story and then come back for another

Any additional comments?

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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3 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 15-08-16

Fascinating threads left untied

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Mr. Perrault's stories are an acquired taste, and this anthology is not exception. That said, it is "classic" sci fi ,and so I would for those fans.

What about Christopher M. Allport’s performance did you like?

He is a good fit both stylistically and emotionally with RJP's content, and he was professional and consistent. I enjoyed him bringing the stories to life.

Do you think Science Fiction Anthology needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Anthologies rarely do, and this is no exception.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook from the author via Audioblast in exchange for an unbiased review, which is what this is. This is a moderately good anthology of similar short stories by RJP. Some of better than others, and some of them are unfinished or need editing. That said, it is an interesting collection of similar themed stories and worth the listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mary Meadows on 01-08-16

Nice sci-fci collection

The sci-fi collection of short stories was a new thing for me. Generally I always have hit/miss with story collections, and I'm pretty sure its the same with everyone. I did receive this in exchange for a honest review. I am happy to say there were more hits than misses in this book. The narration could have been a bit better, but I was still able to enjoy. If you enjoy short stories, then I recommend. If you prefer long novels with character development, then this one is not for you, The author delivered as promised. I recommend this book to sci fi short story lovers.

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