So I thought I’d point them out and thank the respective authors for their time reading and reviewing this anthology. I hear from Nicholas that his book went to #1 (so what if it’s in an “obscure subcategory”, as he puts it… details, schmetails ;-) ), so congrats to him on that achievement!
T. J. Hapney
The first one was from T. J. Hapney, who summarises and reviews each of the seven short stories, saying that “each story is designed to make you think outside of the box regarding how we perceive things, which I really enjoy and found it to be a bargain for under $1″. She concludes that “this was a fun read, especially for those who enjoy short stories”, giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
Here’s what she had to say about my contribution, Big Bang:
Big Bang by Amos M. Carpenter was an interesting story along the same line of those that Nicholas Rossis did in this collection. I really enjoyed reading Big Bang. It was definitely a different and witty way to look at how life in the universe may have begun. I found the story interesting and the writing style complemented Mr. Rossis’ so that the story did not seem out-of-place.
Thanks for the kind words, TJ!
Daniel J. Dombrowski
Daniel’s review is also very flattering, likewise summarising his thoughts on each separate short story. From someone who “grew up reading Asimov” and later “fell in love with the voluminous short fiction of Philip K. Dick”, I consider his positive words to be very encouraging.
The Power of Six [...] will appeal most to readers who have already read and enjoy short fiction from the masters of days gone by. [...] This is a solid collection of stories worthy of your time and money (a scant $.99) regardless of your genre inclinations.
Thank you, Daniel, for the detailed review.
Back to it
And now… for (most of) the rest of this Saturday, I’m going back to working on my book. Yay! :-)