Book #20 of 2016: Tales From the Universe by Various Authors


Ten new voices in the world of science fiction cast their minds open wide and bring forth visions of tomorrow. Science fiction stories that deal with love, and fear, hope and despair, the ugliness of mankind and its beauty. Tales that reach to the farthest edge of the galaxy, and that face startling futures right here on Earth. These ten stories deal with artificial intelligences, cloning, aliens, war, peace and humanity’s place in it all. We give you Tales From The Universe.

I received a copy of this book from one of the authors for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

Tales From the Universe¬†is the second anthology from Inklings Press that I have reviewed and read. There are a few science fiction based books I have liked. I’m beginning to like science fiction more and it might be because of my own Doctor Who love.

In fact, one of the stories in this anthology reminded me of a Doctor Who episode. It had cloning and fighting. It reminded me of the episode The Doctor’s Daughter, but the cloning and war mentality are the only similarities. I just liked that it made me think of my favorite show.

The first story is going to throw you off. It threw me off. It isn’t a typical science fiction, but it definitely makes you think. Once you get past the fact that science is a religion and religion is fact, the story definitely made me pause and wonder. It poses some questions that aren’t addressed too often. Yes, science fiction does that in general, but instead of the typical “should man play god” it questioned my basis of reality.

All in all, the anthology had some good stories. There were a few more I enjoyed, but I think you should read it if you like sci-fi anthologies. I would have liked it better if some stories were longer, but I still liked the book.

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