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Ink: Queer Sci Fi's Eighth Annual Flash Fiction Contest (Queer Sci Fi's Flash Fiction Contest) 

5.0 out of 5 stars Brililant

Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2021

This was an absolutely brilliant anthology. I loved the variety of stories that were all inspired by one word - Ink. Since they're all flash fiction they're rather short, but it's impressive how much depth, emotion, and imagery are packed into only 300 words. The perfect anthology to make your own imagination take flight.

Renewal: Queer Sci Fi's Fourth Annual Flash Fiction Contest (QSF Flash Fiction Book 3)

Welcome to Renewal.

Contains: All Hail the New Queen by Terry Poole


4.0 out of 5 stars4 Stars! Something for everyone....

September 27, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

I usually try to comment on each story in an anthology but because of the number of stories in this one, I’m going to focus on my overall impression instead. I love reading anthologies as I find them a good introduction to new authors, and a way in which to catch up with those who are already favourites.

It’s not easy to write a story in 300 words, and I was impressed by the way in which these authors managed to world build and give an in depth sense of characters in these flash fiction stories. Although they stand alone, I also got a sense of something bigger than what was present in the 300 words I read.

This anthology contains a mix of very different stories, yet all with the common theme of renewal. I loved how the authors’ imaginations ran in different directions with stories about gamers, androids, eternal life with a twist, and so much more in between. I found that some stories engaged me more than others, although there were several that made me think ‘wow’ and stayed with me long after I’d read them. There are also quite a few stories with interesting twists. All of the stories have interesting premises, and they cover a range of SF and fantasy genres so I think every reader will find their own favourites amongst them.

I’d recommend Renewal to readers who enjoy Sci Fi and Fantasy inspired flash fiction with in depth world building and interesting characters



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