This book has a lot going for it, police drama, corporate intrigue, murder, action, a new kind of tortured super-hero, and the effects on a small community.
Much like other anthologies I read, in Collectibles some are fascinating, some less so. However, this is a solid collection featuring talented authors.
The Apocalypse Seven by Gene Doucette tells of seven people wake up one morning and slowly realize the rest of humanity has simply vanished.
A struggling writer finds himself teaching a third-rate MFA program in Vermont, finds himself harrassed for stealing a dead student’s storyline.
Dr. Ryland Grace woke up on a space-ship with no idea why he’s there. His crew-mates are dead and the spaceship is millions of miles from home.
Idris, in the United States decides to sell the family’s home in Beirut, but for that he wants the whole family to come along to the city they grew up in
Ms. Divya captures all the fascinating nuances of sci-fi, such as how people eat, sleep, bath, communicate, commute and other such mundane, everyday activities.
Judah’s life was shattered when she was stolen from her village in Africa beaten, chained, enslaved, ending up as an enslaved cook at Belle Grove Plantation, VA
Nora Seed wants to die, but instead she finds herself in a library where she could live alternate versions of her reality, with different choices to live a life
How Beautiful We Were is, in a word, fatalistic. The villagers are fighting a lost cause,– The David vs. Goliath story slowly morphs into a nuanced conflict.