Saturday, December 17, 2011

Aquasynthesis Edited by Grace Bridges Book Review

Genre: Christian Fantasy / Christian Science Fiction
Recommendation: Good

Originality – 5/5
Writing Style – 5/5
Plot – 3/5
Characters – 5/5
Aesthetics – 5/5
Some great stories by some of the best Christian sci-fi and fantasy authors working today!
Aquasynthesis is a collection of short stories with an added twist. We are reading each story through the eyes of a young girl whose parents have been murdered and her teacher is showing her these stories to help her cope with her desire for revenge.
As with any collection of short stories, some will stand out to you more than others. Some are humorous, some serious; some are excellent stories with simply fantastic writing, others leave you wanting as incomplete stories or wondering what they have to do with the theme of the young girl and her teacher.
That being said, let me tell you give some of the highlights of why you should read this collection:
A very poetic look at life in “Bob”, an artificial intelligence computer program that gains consciousness, by P. A. Baines
Grace Bridges’ “Second Site”, a humorous story that any video game or computer game lover is sure to enjoy
“Between the Pages” and “The Artist” by Kat Heckenbach, two very enjoyable stories of young girls learning how to use magic
Caprice Hokstad’s realistic and moving tale of a young girl being sold into slavery, “Fettered Soul”
A woman who learned how to get more than twenty-four hours in a day in “A Stretch of Time” by Grace Bridges
P. A. Baines’ Twilight Zone-reminiscent story of a man who becomes fixated with “Ears” or “The Field Trip”, in which a couple of aliens make a big mistake
Travis Perry’s “Gravity”, which explores the unique perspective of the Alzheimer’s patient
“Your Average Ordinary Alien” by Adam Graham in which loser fan-boy Kirk Picard Skywalker finally meets a real-life alien, but the experience isn’t exactly what he was hoping for
Over all, I’m giving Aquasynthesis a recommendation of Good. You won’t love every story, but the ones you do are well worth the read.
Aquasynthesis is available from Splashdown Books.
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