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Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6

Review by Pauline Creeden

Often Sci-Fi is appealing to readers because it provides an escape while simultaneously bringing the reader into an intelligent and logical look at problems found in our present society. It is sharp in its manipulation of the reader’s contemplation.  The stories found in this genre bring to the readers mind, almost subconsciously, difficulties in our culture with the treatment of females, race, religion, violence, and justice.  They twist the subject into a forgivable future that can shape our thinking. Reading this book has reminded me of all the reasons I love Sci-Fi.

In Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6, the reader is privy to tales of characters who are attacked because of race or religion, hunted by an avenger, hunted for food, attacked by an unknown enemy, and given no quarter.  Each of the stories in this anthology brings the reader into the life or death struggle of war in the Sci-Fi medium of space travel.  This is a book both to be enjoyed as well as savored.

Short fiction gives the reader the opportunity to peer into a short moment of a “person’s” life.  These battles are turning points for the characters.  The authors of these tales can be lauded for their abilities to develop credible people who we care about as they battle for their lives.  If you are interested in adrenaline pumping suspense combined with clever twists in short bites this one’s for you.


Pauline Creeden is a Top Reviewer for Amazon and the author of The Prodigal Life, and other devotionals. You can follow her adventures and advice at Fat Free Faith.


5 comments on “Space Battles: Full-Throttle Space Tales #6

  1. Carol Peterson
    April 24, 2012

    But who is the author? Can’t tell from the jpeg of the book.

    Sounds fun! Thanks for the review.

    • Topline Tack
      April 24, 2012

      Sorry Carol – the Editor of the anthology is Bryan Thomas Schmidt – there were several authors in the project. 🙂

    • bryanthomass
      April 24, 2012

      Mike Resnick & Brad R. Torgersen, Jean Johnson, David Lee Summers, CJ Henderson, Anna Paradox, Gene Mederos, Patrick Hester, Dana Bell, Grace Bridges, Johne Cook, Matthew Cook, Selene O’Rourke, Jaleta Clegg, Simon C. Larter, Sarah Hendrix, Anthony R. Cardno, and myself.

  2. Dana Bell
    April 24, 2012

    As one of the authors, my thanks for the complimentary review. I had fun contributing to it. I’m also thrilled by the quality of stories and the fact I’d have no problem handing the antho to a teen and saying, “I think you’d enjoy this.” Kudos for the editor and all the writers.

    Dana Bell
    Author of the novel ‘Winter Awakening’.

    • Topline Tack
      April 24, 2012

      You’re right Dana – it is a good clean read as well!

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