Thursday, April 17, 2014

REVIEW: Garden of Eden Anthology

Garden of Eden Anthology
Edited by: Allen Taylor

Genre: Alternative history, Mythology
Publication date: 2.6.2014
Pages: 115
Amazon link:  Garden of Eden Anthology

Date read: 4.16.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review 

Summary: 15 Authors give their interpretation of the Garden of Eden, addressing the speculative question, "Who was with Adam and Eve in the garden?"

Contains flash fiction stories, short stories, poetry, and one essay with a diverse range of characters that include

* Dust motes
* Gnomes
* Water Rats
* Roaches
* Ghosts
* Angels
* Virtual characters
* and more

You'll be surprised, shocked, frightened, and amused. Every page is riddled with great prose from great writers. These authors take speculative fiction into a whole new arena with weird characters and strange situations.


My thoughts

I really liked this collection.  All were based on The Garden of Eden in some way, but all were very different from what you are used to ... through the eyes of dust, or the first cockroach ever ... through the eyes of their nosy neighbor, or the bird that tried to stop the serpent from having his conversation with Eve ... from a sci-fi point of view ...

These stories were so well done that I plan to see what else each of these authors have done and give 'em a read.  Definitely a good, quick read - fun and really make you think. 

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