Sci-Fi Online gives ‘Where are we Going?’ anthology ten out of ten review…

Posted: June 18, 2012 in AJ Kirby Short Fiction, Other Writing by AJ Kirby, Reviews of AJ Kirby's Work

Sci-Fi Online have today given the Allen Ashley edited Eibonvale Press anthology, ‘Where are we Going?’ (which features my story ‘The Bridge’) an unbeatable ten out of ten in a glowing review which I just had to let you know about (as I like showing off).

You can read the full review here.

But here’s some highlights from reviewer Charles Packer’s gushing commentary:

“Most of the stories take great delight in exploring the often darker substrata of the human psyche and experience. The opening steampunk story displays many of the elements of the anthologies stories. Dead Countries by Gary Budgen takes a cavalier attitude towards genre restriction; in fact nearly all of the stories exist to tell a good tale without feeling the need to fulfil the expectations of any particular niche market. This can only be looked on as a good thing and something which has been finding its way into mainstream entertainment for some time. Consider Alien, which is as much a haunted house fantasy as it is a science fiction film. Even as far back as the writings of H. P. Lovecraft there have been writers who were more interested in the art of the written word than they were in fulfilling the expectations of a limited market.”

“Many, if not most of the short stories have a similar multi layered structure. Here it can either be read at its surface level as simply a well-constructed piece of prose and there is nothing wrong with this. In fact it is a prerequisite to making the stories enjoyable to read. But dig a little deeper and all human life can be found within these pages.”

“In total, there are seventeen tales here for your delectation. Again, another delightful reading experience which challenges and entertains in equal amounts.”


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