A little more love for Experimental Notebook. Stop by Planetary Defense Command and check his site out while you’re there.
The Experimental Notebook
of C. S. Boyack
Four Royal Crowns
I had trouble reviewing this collection of 12 short stories. Deciding on a rating was easy — I enjoy short-format stories, and was totally immersed in 9 of the 12. My problem was what to write about each of them– my two choices seemed to be completely spoiling them, or writing something too vague to be helpful. I suspect I may have over-achieved, and done both.
I’d categorize the collection’s stories as two science fiction, four fantasy, one superhero, one urban fantasy, and four horror, although the urban fantasy/horror distinction was a tough call. Things which appeared in the stories: An ogre, a robot, a dragon, a ghost pilot, a plane crash, corpses, a few murderers, clones, a skull, and a snail.
I read this on my kindle (no page numbers), so I could be…
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