Thursday 1 October 2020

Worlds of FabianSpace A Story Sampler - Karina Fabian

Worlds of FabianSpace A Story Sampler 
Karina Fabian
Laser Cow Press
ISBN 9798684131684

Wow, what a collection of short stories! Five excellent short stories. I had read two of these five previously but still loved reading this excellent collection. This volume contains one piece that links to each of Fabian’s series. The two series that I have not read yet have jumped way up in my ‘to be read’ pile from my introduction in this story. The description of the book is:

“A snarky dragon working as a private investigator in our world. An exterminator who specializes in eradicating zombies. A psychic teen whose abilities drive him insane. Nuns who do search and rescue operations in outer space. Rednecks in a Star Trekish future. Come explore the worlds of FabianSpace: Stories of imagination, humor, and heart.”

The stories in this volume are:

DragonEye, PI 
Wokking Dead 
The Polarity Panic 

And they are followed by a section on the origins of the individual pieces. Of offerings in this collection the story Antivenin is my favorite. But to be honest each of the stories are great reads. I already had plans to finish the Space Traipse series this year, but after reading this collection I also hope to read through the Mind Over, Neeta Lyffe, and DragonEye Pi series as well. I am certain there is something in this collection for all readers.

A dragon who is supposed to stay in our realm working as a private investigator. First on the hunt for a missing family heirloom and relic, and later a missing princess. In Illusion we have Deryl, a young man who happens to be psychic, just trying to make his way in college and in life. A story about the struggle, and the back story to the Mind Over series. The story Wokking Dead, actually made me laugh out loud. It is part of the Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator series. And We are informed they should be back in press soon. There were several puns in this story, and the ending, oh my. Maybe I should not mention I make kimchee omelettes. I loved the first of the Space Traipse books. It reminded me of the old James Blish Star Trek books, and yes, it is written in homage to Trek. This is a fun story, and one that will leave you wanting more. 

For the price you cannot go wrong! Pick up this collection of 5 very different stories and dive into the worlds of FabianSpace. I am sure that as you dip your toes into those waters you will soon find yourself diving in. Even if you have read a few of the stories before it is worth picking up this collection for the other offerings. And if you love these stories be sure to check out her Dex Hollister series also, the only one not represented in this collection. Five amazing stories.  

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!

Dex Hollister Series:

The Old Man and the Void
Dex's Way

Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator Series :
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator
I Left My Brains in San Francisco
Shambling in a Winter Wonderland

DragonEye PI Series:
DragonEye PI Novels:
?.0 Magic, Mensa and Mayhem (Revised edition)
?.0 Live and Let Fly (Revised edition)

DragonEye PI Short Stories:

DragonEye PI Original First Editions:
Live and Let Fly

Space Traipse Series:
Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 1
Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 2
Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 3
Space Traipse Stories

Mind Over Series:
Mind Over Mind
Mind Over Psyche
Mind Over All
Hearts Over Mind

Edited by: Karina Fabian:
Infinite Space, Infinite God I
Leaps of Faith
Infinite Space, Infinite God II

Contributed to:
Firestorm of Dragons
The Zombie Cookbook
The Book of Tentacles
Twisted Fayrie Tales
FRIGHTLINER: And Other Tales of the Undead
Mother Goose is Dead
Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary
Image and Likeness Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body
Corrupts Absolutely? Dark Metahuman Fiction
Weird Noir
The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels
Manifesto UF
Avenir Eclectia
Planetary Anthology: Jupiter
Planetary Anthology: Pluto
Planetary Anthology: Luna
Planetary Anthology: Uranus
FlagShip Science Fiction and Fantasy v2i5
My Little Book of Headdesks
To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity
Overmorrow Stories for our Bright Future

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