FB2 Christian Roberts Slaughterbowl XIII and other stories Ebook Enjoy
|More Info: Kindle Edition, 206 pages||Book Published: (first published September 28th 2011)|
|Ebook Tags:||Author's Name: Christian Roberts|
|Book's Category: "Uncategorised"||Original Title: -|
|Book Stars: 4.00 of 5 stars||Language of Book: N/A|
Two dozen twisted tales that rival the macabre lineage of H.P. Lovecraft: no knights in shining armor, no heroes to the rescue, only a frightening, fascinating assortment of social outcasts, devious miscreants and borderline psychopaths desperately trying to smear their foul marks on the world. When war becomes a spectator sport, when safety becomes another word for oppres Two dozen twisted tales that rival the macabre lineage of H.P. Lovecraft: no knights in shining armor, no heroes to the rescue, only a frightening, fascinating assortment of social outcasts, devious miscreants and borderline psychopaths desperately trying to smear their foul marks on the world. When war becomes a spectator sport, when safety becomes another word for oppression, when justice becomes synonymous with schadenfreude and hope is beyond reach, then you've entered the dystopian world of Christian Roberts.
Twelve previously published and twelve new short stories, available exclusively for Amazon's Kindle.
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Slaughterbowl XIII: Joey Genocide, rock-star gamer, battles insurgents and his own demons for the title of Slaughterbowl Champion.
Mrs. Greenfield and the Wandering Sheep: "Mrs. Greenfield Loves YOU!" She's putting you on a diet, driving you to work and running your life to make sure you stay safe. Just don't cross her!
Redemption: The process of natural selection becomes a religion.
The Beta Model: A hermit meets a disgruntled alien.
General Chiang's Finest Hour: California secedes, General Chiang heads the UN peacekeeping force holding the US military at bay.
Actions on the Terminal Objective: Soldiers from a moribund Earth desperately seek to prepare another planet for mass emigration.
Generation Hope: A trilogette of short-shorts (The Navigator, The Twin, and A New Kind of Pill) set on board a generation ship.
The Vulture: A lonely young man finds himself in an exhilarating position, but it quickly deteriorates.
Out of Body, Out of Mind: A young lady discovers she has the power of astral projection, but finds a dark side to it.
Gina's Hammer: Gina, the High Priestess of The Church of Modern Enlightenment, has her own take on Deism.
Jonathan Livingston Zombie: Jonathan discovers he can transcend his craving for living flesh. Or can he?
The Thing in the Cradle: "The thing in the cradle stirred. Now was the time to act, before it roused the woman with its hideous wails. The cat leapt softly into the cradle."
Angel in Distress: A supernatural being rescues Jim from his depression. But is she really an angel?
Call of the Amanita Phalloides: Deadly mushrooms and their powers of persuasion.
Katherine: Melody's odd friend Katherine advises her on her home life. But things don't turn out well when Melody acts on her friend's advice.
Ride of the Penguins: Penguins find a way to outsmart the elements, but it backfires on them in the long run.
The Short Happy Life of Tatiana the Siberian Tiger: Tatiana escapes from her enclosure at the San Francisco zoo.
Borrowed Karma: A man discovers he can heal his wife's brain injury, but of course it comes at a cost.
Licking the Newt: A devious girl slips a poisonous newt down Kayne's throat. It takes up residence in his guts and he can't get rid of it.
The Secret: A man discovers his neighbor's dark secret, then enacts his own warped justice.
An Unexpected Smidgen of Justice: Eunice discovers something shocking at her awful neighbor's new house.
An Ordinary, Everyday Hero: Vince rescues a little girl and apprehends her kidnapper, but things don't turn out like he expects.
Siluetas Metalicas: An American woman competing in a Mexican shooting match discovers the locals play by their own rules.