23 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Complete Alpha Dreamer by Ken Brody

My only complaint about the Complete Alpha Dreamer is that it was the most addictive anthology I’ve ever read. Each and every story left me wanting more from each author. The stories are diverse, interesting, and most of all, fun to read.

There is probably something in this book for everyone, and for most people, a whole lot! There is time travel, space opera, alternate realities, life on the moon, and even on the future of preventing terrorism. Did I mention even a little bit of fantasy starring Sherlock Holmes?

Truthfully, I didn’t realize how long this book was when I sat down to read it. Every story is a page turner, and I went from one to the next. 527 pages of amazing stories.

I loved this book and am ready for more!

Description:
All 34 Science Fiction short stories from Alpha Dreams and More Alpha Dreams.

MY PLAN PERFECT

An alien scouting mission takes a twist when two “specimens” are brought on board.

TERROR WAR III – JOURNYMAN’S LESSON
Two transit cops are stuck on a train bound for disaster.

DRIVING THE TRANQUILITY ROAD
Bobby McCoy wants to be the top freight driver on the moon.

RADIO
Shannon Redwine never expected to fight for her life when she got her new radio implant.

INVASION
Mankind came to plunder a planet, but every treasure hides a curse.

ONE LAST TIME
Holmes pursues Moriarty to regain the Shanshadar stone.

TIME TWIST
It was a simple time mission, but Chuck wanted to even an old score.

FU2
An alien pet isn’t all he seems to be.

BAD GODS
They seemed to be Gods to the natives, but to John, the pirates were a way to get home.

ABSOLUTION
Through the eyes of several watch-beasts, the forest stalked the struggling intruder.

THE SWITCH
When Timothy O’Brian’s own wife double-crossed him, he was headed for prison and torture.

THE SINGER IN THE WOODS a BigTree story
Andy was an odd boy, but he had one talent.

LUCID DREAMS
Which life is a dream and which is reality?

APIHELION
Jenny was a space ship nearing Neptune and Mike her only “crew”. Can love come of such a match?

THE PRECIPICE
Spano was a herder with dreams beyond the tribe’s valley.

THE FIFTH EDGE
When Jason’s molecular structure got blasted sideways, his future looked very dim indeed.

COLONEL HATCH’S BLUE HORSE
Hatch had enough problems fighting Rebs without the addition of a blue alien in his HQ.

HEAT
Johnny’s a “hit man” who hates heat. So why is he looking for his victim on the sunside of Mercury?

THE CAMELFORD PROBLEM
The crew of a survey ship finds that if it looks to good to be true, it isn’t.

THE RETURN OF FRANCIS T. McCRACKEN
Heroism is something that can transcend cultures, or even species.

ACROSS THE IRISH SEA
Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it.

DARK VOICES
Disembodied voices from the stars strip away all that Steve holds dear.

TIME TO REMEMBER
Time travel didn’t work out well for Mary

RIPPLES IN TIME
When is a mirage not a mirage?

ARSE AND ALL
Charlie’s client gave him a great container for smuggling. But there was a hitch.

VOICES
Saving a life can have unintended consequences.

NAIVITE
The power of stupidity should never be ignored.

SURROGATE
Metal can replace the flesh, but how about the heart?

LLANDOR A GUARDIAN
Jane was a superwoman and the object of Llandor’s lust. Could he join the ranks of super-soldiers to win her?

DEMON BATTLE
Llandor stands between the invaders and Earth. Can he survive?

TERROR WAR III – THE EXTREMIST
In terror wars of the future, some will take the fight to any extreme.

GOD WHISPERER
In the frontier of Mars settlers learn redemption never comes without sacrifice.

SCHRODINGER’S GRANDFATHER
Gottfried went back in time to set his life right, but small choices create large consequences.

ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE
Did humans ever exist? Are there any left? Dedo wanted to know. Maybe the Siferi could help.

140,600 words (equivalent to 527 pages in mass market paperback form)

Rated “PG”

Rating: ★★★★★

Book count for 2011: 1
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One Response to “The Complete Alpha Dreamer by Ken Brody”

  1. Allan Kalar 29 July 2011 at 12:30 pm Permalink

    Only one correction. The collection is edited by Al Philipson. Ken Brody was one of several talented authors who contributed stories.


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