Tales of Wonder

Science Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy where the impossible and the improbable come together This is a universe of spaceships and sorcery, of mechanics and magic, where zeppelins soar through the ether and conjurers stalk dark tunnels with a ball of light in their fist So cut loose, let slip the mooring ropes on your imagination, and join theseScience Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy where the impossible and the improbable come together This is a universe of spaceships and sorcery, of mechanics and magic, where zeppelins soar through the ether and conjurers stalk dark tunnels with a ball of light in their fist So cut loose, let slip the mooring ropes on your imagination, and join these nine authors as they set course for the horizon and beyond.Nine tales of science Nine tales of fantasy Nine tales to make you wonder.
Tales of Wonder Science Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy where the impossible and the improbable come together This is a universe of spaceships and sorcery of mechanics and magic where zeppel

  • Title: Tales of Wonder
  • Author: E.M. Swift-Hook Jessica Holmes Leo McBride Matthew Harvey Brent A. Harris Terri Pray Jeff Provine Ricardo Victoria
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Tales of Wonder”

    1. This is an eclectic collection of cleverly written tales. It has a bleakness that can catch at your throat.Highly recommended.

    2. You cannot pick a bad story.You really can’t. This collection of stories ranges from REALLY GOOD to NO FREAKIN’ WAY! The theme seems to be adventure, but not all of the adventures are in space. We have heros and heroines of all shapes and sizes popping up to save their families, their ship and, in one story, a future Anonymous member (not really, but sort of). Each author has a personal style, of course, but all of them were well versed in the nuances of good writing, excellent plot developm [...]

    3. Here are nine wonderful tales by accomplished authors that blend science and magic. Some have a Twilight Zone feel with surprising endings. Others are more action than twists. Some are mysterious, like a stage that begins in darkness and slowly lights up as the reader continues on. All are gripping.1. The Lair of the Thunderlord, by Rob Edwards. Martins is a photographer aboard a research spacecraft. It crashes on an alien planet, and they must find the proper magic in order to escape. Initially [...]

    4. TLDR: It’s a great read to just pick up and set down at your whim.The Review:I don’t normally read short stories, but I do love fantasy and science fiction. It’s hard to write too much about this book, as it obviously has different plots that were written by different authors, but I’ll try my best.I’ve been busy. As in I’ve been traveling a crazy amount of time but it was never for a vacation type of busy. This book is perfect for instances like this. Just pop on a plane for a few ho [...]

    5. Title: Tales of Wonder  (A Science-Fantasy Anthology)Authors:  E. M. Swifthook, Jessica Holmes, Leo McBride,      Terry Pray, Ricardo Victoria, Matthew Harvey, Rob Edwards,      Brent A. Harris, Jeff ProvinePublisher and Copyright: ©2017 Inkling PressPublished By:  Inkling PressPrice:  $2.99 (Kindle)Cathbad’s Rating: 9.5 of 10A Review by, Cathbad Tales of WonderThis anthology is the fifth by Inkling Press.  As one of the first of 2017, they’ve set the bar very high, indeed.  [...]

    6. Review of Tales of Wonder Kindle Editionby Ricardo Victoria, E. M. Swift-Hook, Matthew Harvey, Jessica Holmes, Rob Edwards, Leo Mc Bride, Terri Pray, Brent A. Harris, Jeff Provine.I bought this anthology because I have read two books by one of the authors and really enjoyed them so looked to another tale from E. M. Swift-Hook. What I got in addition, was a series of mind-expanding stories from a group of independent authors whose books I can now chase down for many hours of entertainment. This i [...]

    7. Tales of Wonder gives nine tales of science-fantasy - from nine different authors. As the blurb says, "Science Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy - where the impossible and the improbable come together." And all nine tales combine science fiction with fantasy to a greater or lesser extent - space ships that require animal sacrifice to travel across the galaxy, airships and magic, advanced technology and cursed shapefshifters, or the fight to the death between magic and techn [...]

    8. A collection of Sci fi stories. I will write individual reviewsE LAIR OF THE THUNDERLORDSimons is on a ship that crashes into a planet where they find an insectaur race. Filled with suspense and action. 3/5CHANGELING CHILDThe Lowlanders are chasing Tani's da so they try to escape. Can they? Filled with mystical beings, magic and action. 5/5KAANA Kanna's village is already suffering a food shortage and then the marauders arrive after emptying another village of everything. Fantasy, action and exc [...]

    9. Tales of Wonder(anthology - by EM Swift-Hook and others)I have very much enjoyed reading Tales of Wonder - nine tales of science-fantasy - from nine different authors. As the blurb says, "Science Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy - where the impossible and the improbable come together." However what I found most interesting is the play on Arthur C. Clarke's adage (again from the blurb) that "any advanced technology is undistinguisable from magic" so that sometimes which ele [...]

    10. So many great stories in one place!Some of the author's I was familiar with, and otherst so. But saying that, each brought their on brand of story telling to the table in this well written, well paced anthology. There was a good mixture of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and some of the stories were slightly better than others, meaning I could engage more with certain elements than with others. Overall though, it was a fantastic readwell done guy's!

    11. I received a copy of this book from one of the authors for an honest review. All that follows is my opinion and I had no compensation for this review.The concept of Science Fantasy is intriguing. I'm not a big science fiction fan, but I do love fantasy. And before you ask, I consider Steampunk more as fantasy, but I can see why it would be Science Fantasy. And if that is the case, then I am not new to the concept. Tales of Wonder is an anthology of nine stories from nine different authors. Each [...]

    12. Anthologies can be difficult to review, often because the quality of writing and story content varies widely. This one gives me no such dilemma. I've learned that Inklings Press maintains a high standard, and we readers can jump into these anthologies with confidence whether or not we're familiar with the writers.This collection of stories takes on the blend of science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on various aspects of magic. This is a unique blend, at least in my reading experience, an [...]

    13. I find it hard to review anthologies because I hate to single out one author above another. I have to say this collection of nine stories by nine authors is a great one to grab especially if you are someone who enjoys Star Wars type story telling. This collection is well written and I found the stories fascinating and a great journey to a different realm. Readers can not only get a peek at each author's writing style but after the stories they get a sneak peek at a small author bio.

    14. First ThoughtsAh Inklings Press. Quite literally my favourite publishers right now. The talent they have “harvested” to compile their anthologies is just brilliant and once again I find myself treated to amazing stories.From the first story The Lair of the Thunderlord, right through, I fell more and more in love with this Science Fantasy genre. This intermingling of science fiction and fantasy, where magic and science coalesce with fascinating characters to enrich the stories told. Just bril [...]

    15. Tales of Wonder is a superb concoction of SciFi / Fantasy mashups that is bound to be a lip curler of anyone who grew up reading these kinds of tales. By far my favorite, although they are all gems in their own way, is Senda's Hair - a short tale of technological arrogance in the face of certain demise, with a nice little twist at the end that conjures imagery akin to some of Greg Bear's works. A strong 4-star effort here by this team of indies!

    16. Fantastic mash up of sci-fi and fantasy. I really enjoyed the nine stories in this book. My favourite is the first one.

    17. It's hard to review anthologies because you don't want to leave any of the authors that contributed out of your review and only praise a few. It's a collective work, so I'm just going to review it as a whole.There's about 9 different stories in here that range anywhere from sci-fi on an alien planet to steam punk and a little fantasy. There's pretty much something for everyone who enjoys other worlds in here. All of the stories were very original and well written. I really liked the fact that a [...]

    18. An interesting series of tales, blending technology with magic (hence ‘science fantasy’). Different authors give us their take on this combination.The Lair of the Thunderlord by Rob EdwardsAn intriguing tale in which magic powers a spaceship. The first encounter with an alien race is a bumpy one. There is a twist in the tale, which reveals something very unwelcome to the main character. I did find the story hard to follow at times. Four out of five starsChangeling Child by EM Swift-HookI’v [...]

    19. Tale of Wonder Anthology from Inklings Press Review(I was sent a free copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.)One of the most rewarding aspects of being a book blogger is working with people you know and trust, and getting the opportunity to witness writersand authors working together on collective works. An example of this is the wonderfully written anthology Tales of Wonder from Inklings Press.A collection of the fantastic genre Science [...]

    20. Well-Told StoriesIn “Tales of Wonder”, the fifth anthology of short stories from the Inklings Press, there are nine stories which belong to the sub-genre where “Science and Fantasy collide”. If anyone may be in doubt about a possible confusing of boundaries, it is only necessary to read Ricardo Victoria’s well researched and clear Foreword, to understand what lies behind the writing of these narratives.The building of strange, intriguing worlds, or drawing the reader to a different tim [...]

    21. This is the third anthology I have read from this group of authors, which shifts from volume to volume, but with the same consistency in style and execution. I think this one is the best written of the three so far. The writing in all of the stories here in this edition is excellent and very consistent, almost like one author has written all these stories instead of a team of collaborators. I almost wonder if an editor has copy-edited all the stories into a consistent narrative, but I'll gladly [...]

    22. A collection of nine Science Fantasy short stories where sci-fi and fantasy collide in remarkably different ways.Given the clash of quickly creating another world/universe, combining advanced technology AND magic, building characters and delivering a narrative, these stories on the whole do very well. That they are all so different means that there will be plenty to interest even those with the most fertile imaginations.I particularly liked Changeling Child by E.M. Swift-Hook, and Sedna's Hair b [...]

    23. Let me start by saying, short stories are not my favorite. I like usually feel let down by the experience and by the time I get committed to the story it ending. That being said, Tales of Wonder was a great short story experience! I enjoyed some of them more than others, but overall the collection was really good and balanced. There is a bit of everything in there for fans of the sci-fi/fantasy genres. It was really interesting reading stories by different authors in the same book as well. I’m [...]

    24. This book is packed filled with sci-fi short stories all having some exciting and interesting storylines. We have the space world colliding with magic, shapeshifting, even techno, so you see there is a story for everyone. Each is written by different sci-fi authors which gives the book a unique and titillating blend, some stories show the value of life and other noted and interesting characteristics. My only concern is a couple ended abruptly, here I was enjoying the tale and the next thing, wha [...]

    25. Because teachers see the word because being used wrong so often, they tell students not to begin sentences with because. A lot of fans of Science Fiction feel the same way about Science Fantasy. To see an example of Science Fantasy gone way wrong, watch Mystery Science Theater 3000's take on STARCRASH.Just like starting a sentence with "Because", Science Fantasy doesn't have to be done wrong. If you are a fan of Science Fantasy, you have my sympathies, but you also should like this collection of [...]

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