Tuesday 15 December 2020

Lab Gremlins - Cedar Sanderson

Lab Gremlins
Stonycroft Publishing

A terribly interesting story. This was the third stand alone work of Sanderson’s that I have read. Like her other shorter works it ever leave you wanting more. My introduction to the works of Cedar in Cracked: An Anthology of Eggsellent Chicken Stories, and after reading her piece there knew I had to track down and read something else from her pen. The first stand alone piece was The Groundskeeper: Raking Up the Dead, and the second was The Violet Mouse, both were excellent. There are many of her books that grab my attention just by the titles. And this was one of them. I have been buying them without even reading the descriptions. I highly recommend this one, but warn you like everything else I have read by Sanderson it will leaving you wanting more. More stories that continue from this one, and just more stories from her pen.

This one was an excellent read. A bit of a Men in Black, a bit of Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon. The description of the volume is:

“All Steven wanted was a lab job to get experience. His boss acted like a mad scientist, but that wasn't the problem. No, the problem started with disappearances around the lab, and then it really escalated. Steven finds himself scrambling to cope with gremlins, chemical spills, and much worse things when the government agents show up... because they are recruiting and don't take no for an answer!”

The story starts off slowly and normally enough. Guy just wants a job. Needs experience on his resume. Not a great job and a strange boss. But hey it is work. Then things start getting weirder and weirder. It all starts when his boss indicates the lab has gremlins. And that they need to set a trap for them. Next things he knows he is in a secret facility and helping find a way to … 

Well to find out what he helps out with, you will need to read this great story. The writing is tight. The characters are fun. And the story is very entertaining. Another great short read from Sanderson’s pen.

Books by Cedar Sanderson:
A Time To Die
Snow in Her Eyes
Warp Resonance
The Dwarf's Dryad
One-Eyed Dragon
Memories of the Abyss
Little Red-Hood and the Wolf-man
The Eternity Symbiote
Plant Life
Sugar Skull
Snow Angel
Inktail & Friends: A Coloring Book
The Twisted Breath of God
Voyageur's Cap
Fairy Little Sister

The Groundskeeper Series:

Pixie for Hire Series:
Trickster Noir 
Dragon Noir
Pixie for Hire: Omnibus Edition

Children of Myth Series:
Vulcan's Kittens 
The God’s Wolfling

The Tanager Series:
Jade Star
Tanager's Fledglings 

Witchward Series:
Possum Creek Massacre

Illustrated by Cedar:
Something Wicked #15
Jormungandr's Venom (Fenris Unchained Book 3)
Hunted Behavior

Contributed to:
The Hearts' Enchantment
Calexit- The Anthology
Supernatural Streets
Something Wicked Anthology, Vol One
Something Wicked #15
Mythic Delirium Magazine Issue 0.4
The Haunted Library Anthology: Volume 1 
But Not Broken - Hope and Healing Book 2
Postcards From Mars - Postcard Stories Book 1
Space Cowboys - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 4
Space Cowboys 2: Electric Rodeo - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 5
Twisted Tropes
Steam-Powered Postcards - Postcard Stories Book 2
Space Marines - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 6
Fanta-Fly Postcards: A Micro-Fiction Collection
Postcards from Foolz: A Micro-Fiction Collection
Falcons of Malta
Space Marines 2 - Raconteur Press Anthologies Book 9
Single Servings of Liberty - Postcard Stories Book 5
Tales From The Occupation: A Fae Wars Book 4

Books as Lilania Begley:
Slice of Pie

Sumire Series:

Bluehills Series:

Contributed to as Lilania Begley:
He Was Dead When I got There

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