Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Residential Aliens - a web site review

Easy fast Sci-Fi reading!  

Residential Aliens is the product of editor Lyn Perry. Here you will find several short Science Fiction stories. 
I didn't read them "in order" as I picked the one I was most interested in first. I read "Snow Angel" by Joanne Galbraith  first.  Snow Angel is a story of a mother and daughter who have just lost the man in their lives, or have they? 
Emma, the daughter keeps telling her Mother that her Daddy isn't gone, he is the one making snow angels outside each night. It was an interesting short story. 

Having finished that one I moved onto "Some Assembly Required" by T.M. Hunter. Here I read another short story that deals with the age old question of emotions and life with artificial intelligence, or cyborgs. It wasn't a bad story, but it left me wanting to read the REST of it, which there wasn't the rest of it.

On Wednesday I read the interview with an artist. I wish I could have seen more of his work with the article to help me out. 

And then I got to read "Beatitude" by Fred Warren. This was a good one! I liked the premise of Nuns running a rescue station for space mining. Sister Monica was a very good character, and in this once case I feel like I got to watch a 30  min. episode of something good on TV. In other words, this one being a short story was excellent. God was well worked into the story, and it was just quite nice. 

I like that this is a nice forum for short stories to allow writers to publish. That I really appreciate! 


Web site link - http://www.resaliens.com/
Editor’s blog - http://residentialaliens.blogspot.com/
Editor Lyn Perry’s personal blog - http://blogginoutloud.blogspot.com/

Participants’ links
Noah Arsenault
Brandon Barr
Thomas Clayton Booher
Grace Bridges
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
CSFF Blog Tour
Carol Bruce Collett
D. G. D. Davidson
Dean Hardy
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Bruce Hennigan
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Shannon McDermott
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Lyn Perry
Sarah Sawyer
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler

1 comment:

Sarah Sawyer said...

Your feeling of wanting more is one of the reasons I don't usually enjoy short stories as much as novels. They often feel incomplete to me. But we're all different in our tastes and preferences. :)