Review: Clones: The Anthology

May 24, 2016 , In: Book Reviews, Books , With: No Comments

Synopsis: CLONES: The Anthology

Human cloning.
Technology evolves faster than we do.
The law shields us from our worst temptations.
But the opportunity is there, dangling just out of reach—perfection and ascension… or delusion and destruction.

In this collection of clone-themed stories, ten of today’s top speculative fiction writers explore our morality, our built-in societal restraints, and reflect upon our state of grace.

Similar is not necessarily the same.

“CLONES: The Anthology” features stories from Amazon bestselling authors Rysa Walker (the Chronos series), R.D. Brady (the Belial series), Susan Kaye Quinn (the Singularity saga), Best American Science Fiction notable Samuel Peralta (Faith), and USA Today Bestselling and Multi-Award Winner P.K. Tyler, plus five more of today’s top authors in speculative and science fiction.

clones:the anthology coverReview: When I was asked to read Clones: The Anthology in exchange for an honest review, I was a little worried that the anthology would be too “sciency” for me. While I love all types of science fiction, I don’t know a lot about clones. However, after reading this amazing collection of stories, I know now that my worries were premature. While science is obviously a big part of each story, it doesn’t take away from each or make it difficult to understand the concepts presented.

I wanted to write about a few of my favorites (but I could go on all day because ALL of the stories are terrific)

“Splinter” by Rysa Walker: I love the idea of time travel creating clones of yourself. A man is attempting to rescue someone he loves over and over and over again, each time creating another version of himself. I loved the conversations he has with himself too. I can’t wait to look into more of Rysa’s work.

“Confessional” by Daniel Arthur Smith: This story is broken up into pieces throughout the anthology. Absolutely unique and awesome! It says in the story description that Confessional is based on an RPG where each decision equals death (s0 you can’t win).

“The Replacement Husband” by Nathan M. Beauchamp: This one was interesting. Can you imagine that when your significant other died, an exact copy of them would be delivered soon after? Would it be the same? Probably not. But all things are not as they seem.

Like I said, I could go on and on about the talent in this anthology. It’s a wonderful collection of stories that are often more gruesome than happy, but I love that. I don’t always need a happy ending as long as the story is well written.

Happy Book-birthday Clones: The Anthology! Snag it today on Amazon!

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