Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Inner City

Short stories...... Presenting The Inner City by Karen Heuler.

Here is the summary of the book:

Heuler’ s stories dart out at what the world is doing and centre on how the individual copes with it. Anything is possible: people breed dogs with humans to create a servant class; beneath one great city lies another city, running it surreptitiously; an employee finds that her hair has been stolen by someone intent on getting her job; strange fish fall from trees and birds talk too much; a boy tries to figure out what he can get when the Rapture leaves good stuff behind. Everything is familiar; everything is different. Behind it all, is there some strange kind of design or merely just the chance to adapt? In Heuler’ s stories, characters cope with the strange without thinking it’ s strange, sometimes invested in what’ s going on, sometimes trapped by it, but always finding their own way in.

It is a collection of short stories, short speculative fiction specifically. And named after one of the stories of the same name. Each story different than the next. Each story changing the setting, the point of view and of all different shapes and sizes. But all sci-fi.

Now don't expect me to tell you about them all, since that part needs to be done by you readers but I'd say this all these various sci-fi and fantasy tales have the making of a marvelous full fledged book. Many are a sort of statement on society and on morality. There are those that leave you in awe of its boldness, there are those too that will make you cringe.

"Odd, Gripping, Creepy, Imaginative and all the more different.....superlatives that clearly define Heuler's The Inner City"

Genre :      Sci-fi, Speculative Fiction, Anthology, Short Stories

Publisher: ChiZine

My Copy Publisher and Netgalley

Rate:              3/5 (Liked It)


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