Title: Quantum Wanderlust
Amazon Author Pages: Staci Troilo (Author), Michele Jones (Author), Joan Hall (Author), E.J. Lane (Author), Mae Clair (Author), P.C. Zick (Author), Teri Polen (Author), Irene Aprile (Author), Harmony Kent (Author), C.S. Boyack (Author)
Publication Date: September 16, 2017
Formats: Paperback & Kindle
Genres: Time Travel, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Science Fiction & Fantasy
What if you had all the time in the world?
Thirteen authors answer that question with short stories about time travel. Go back in time to right a wrong, forward to see the future. No jump is too large, no method unfeasible, no lesson beyond learning.
• Visit the past to learn a family secret.
• See the formation of a future dictatorship.
• Assume responsibility for weaving the fabric of time.
• Travel back in time to WWII.
• Use a family heirloom to solve problems.
• Wear an inheritance to visit ancestors.
• Leave a dystopian future for the hope of something better.
• Make history come true in an unexpected way.
• Fight evil fairies to protect a chosen angel.
• Live with the childhood memory of visitors until the day they arrive.
• Seek medical help for a memory issue and get way more than bargained for.
• Discover that with great power comes great responsibility.
• Uncover the secrets of a pharaoh’s tomb and curse.
Do the characters observe or interact? Is the outcome better or worse than the original timeline? Read these stories to learn how far they go, how they get there, and what happens when they return.
The scope is virtually limitless, definitely timeless.
I love genre anthologies, especially when they are by a bunch of talented authors like you will find listed below. But the thing is with book compilations, you won’t always love every single story in the group. You know what, that’s okay. This book gave me everything I was looking for.
Quantum Wanderlust is a FREE book that gave me the opportunity to meet a few authors I didn’t know and enjoy their writing. What more could you ask for?
Today, I’m going to concentrate on some of the authors I didn’t know to give you a taste of what you will find in this collection.
The first short story in the collection is called, “Family Tree,” by Mae Clair. This was my first introduction to her writing. I loved the pacing of the story and never knew what was going to happen next – and I couldn’t guess! If you love time travel and fantasy, this story will deliver.
Another story I enjoyed was called, “Fabric of Time,” by Michele Jones. Once again, this had a time travel/fantasy edge to it with an ending I never saw coming. Great plot and intrigue.
The story titled, “To getting What We Deserve,” by Teri Polen blew me away! I loved the creativity of this story. This one put me right into the thick of things. Let’s just say that the karmic ending was spectacular!
There are plenty more stories in this collection to read and enjoy – thirteen of them to be exact. Personally, I was thrilled to have the chance to sample some new author’s writing. I didn’t connect with all of the stories but like I said, this is a satisfactory compilation which gave me a quite a few hours of reading pleasure. Grab the book and see for yourself! ❤
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 4
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 4
Overall Rate: 4 out of 5 Fairies
*I follow the Amazon Rating System*
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Category: Book ReviewsTags: C.S. Boyack (Author), E.J. Lane (Author), Harmony Kent (Author), Irene Aprile (Author), Joan Hall (Author), Mae Clair (Author), Michele Jones (Author), P.C. Zick (Author), Teri Polen (Author), Book Reviews, Dystopian, fantasy, Science fiction fantasy, Staci Troilo (Author), Time-Travel
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.