The Hyperbole Engine: Collected Stories of Adventure

The Hyperbole Engine Collected Stories of Adventure NOTE THROUGH OCT THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE AS PART OF A PROMOTION SEE michaelhiebert FOR DETAILS The defining edge for fantasy vs adventure vs science fiction is very blurry as far a

  • Title: The Hyperbole Engine: Collected Stories of Adventure
  • Author: Michael Hiebert
  • ISBN: 9781476138268
  • Page: 466
  • Format: ebook
  • NOTE THROUGH OCT 7, THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE AS PART OF A PROMOTION SEE michaelhiebert 2012 09 FOR DETAILS The defining edge for fantasy vs adventure vs science fiction is very blurry, as far as I m concerned at least in my stories I m know that s not true for everyone I can just imagine a whole bunch of pure science fiction authors cringingNOTE THROUGH OCT 7, THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE AS PART OF A PROMOTION SEE michaelhiebert 2012 09 FOR DETAILS The defining edge for fantasy vs adventure vs science fiction is very blurry, as far as I m concerned at least in my stories I m know that s not true for everyone I can just imagine a whole bunch of pure science fiction authors cringing as they read that But my science fiction has never really been that much about the science, so for me it s true.Two stories here, The Hyperbole Engine and The Reality of Time, both have science fiction elements, but also are chalk full of fantasy themes I know the cover makes this look like a science fiction book That was intentional Don t get me wrong, there is a lot of science fiction here My story Nashville Beaumont is one of the best science fiction novellas I ve ever written, in my opinion I don t think Reclaiming the Moon is all too shabby either In fact, I would have to classify three out of the four stories in this volume as science fiction, even if they aren t what I would call hard science fiction The Reality of Time is a fun adventure story that takes place in a Carrollian world I suppose any tale featuring Nikolai Tesla has to be considered in one way or another science fiction, too, but I would really call this one pure adventure It s the untold story of the battle of the Jabberwocky Oh, and before you ask Yes, the weird contractions that appear twice in the text were done on purpose It was the way Lewis Carroll did them in the original Alice books, so I was trying to add a bit of seasoning This book marks the end of the quadrilogy of short story anthologies I set out to publish as ebooks Four books, totaling over 120,000 words I think they are quite a bit over that, actually I hope you enjoyed them If you did, please let me know I am available at michaelhiebert or you can post a review on Smashwords or Having just edited this book on the tail of the other three, I must say that I am ending on what might be the strongest of the lot I had forgotten how much I enjoy these stories Each one is different, and each one has little surprises I really like If you want information on where you can get a copy of The Hyperbole Engine, check out Michael Hiebert s website at michaelhiebert dangerb While you re there, sign up for his newsletter Members get incredible discounts on his books and other benefits.

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    1. The Hyperbole Engine is a fun ride. Michael Hiebert has a positive flair for concocting wonderful tales out of things that should not go together. Love, death and dying, creatures (and vorpal blades) out of Carroll's "Jabberwocky" poem, and one of the greatest (and most controversial) inventors of the latter Victorian era all swirl into a marvelous coming of age tale in "The Reality of Time" - my favorite in this particular collection of his short stories. The other stories in The Hyperbole Engi [...]

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