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Strange Worlds

Clayton, Paul

18 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1475233930 / ISBN 13: 9781475233933
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishi, 2012
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Strange Worlds

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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In the future, the love of a young man’s life is dying. He would do almost anything to keep her alive...except that! In Dog Man, it turns out that Oscar the tomcat was just misunderstood — with deadly consequences... A love sick young man attempts to tap the power of an ancient religion to secure the affections of a girl on their class trip to Christland... The dead come briefly back to life every year when the astral dimensions align in Day, or Two, of The Dead. A cynical young ‘player’, adrift in the modern, amoral age meets God on a mountain top and his life is changed forever — but not in the way he’d ever imagined.

Traditional sci-fi/fantasy and satire from the author of Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam. Clayton channels the spirits of Huxley, Orwell and Philip K. Dick in these and ten other intelligent, provocative and highly entertaining stories.

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

“Thank you for writing this. This is the sort of book I was hoping would begin to spring from the Indie world. No way would NYC Corporate Publishing ever allow something with this world view through.”

“What the... Somebody get a rope!”

“... I expected Strange Worlds to be about dystopias, supernatural monsters, zombies, and futuristic technologies, but now after reading this collection, I realize that the stories are about us.”

“This is a #%!@# outrage! I can’t believe that in this enlightened day and age a writer could actually get offensive garbage like this published in a book and sell it!”

“Clayton leads the modern reader through dark and dangerous territory, but the gems they will find there are worth the risk. Very few Indies would have had the courage to put their names to something like this.”

“This is blasphemous... taking these kind of liberties with the word of God. He’ll burn in hell for this!”

“... while you are being taken away to a place and time which is... strange and... disturbing... the humanity of (most of) his characters will make you feel right at home; of course, you’ll want to leave a light on.”

“This has got to be some kind of hate crime. And if it ain’t, we need to get some more damn laws passed. Call your Congressman or woman and demand they do something. Now!”.

Review:

KIRKUS REVIEW - Clayton ... delivers 14 sci-fi tales.
 
These eclectic stories feature many of the political riffs and future-shock themes found throughout classic sci-fi; they're also loaded with enough tragic irony to satisfy die-hard Twilight Zone fans...  "Remembering Mandy" offers shades of Philip K. Dick... Clayton's cybernetic humans, enfeebled outcasts and future societies parade maniacally from his fertile imagination...  
 
Overall, a cutting wit drives commentary on everything from race and religion to father-son relationships and the elderly... 

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