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Beth's Review: UnCommon Origins: A Collection of Gods, Monsters, Nature, and Science (UnCommon A


Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press

Authors: P.K. Tyler, Rhoads Brazos, Holly Heisey, Sacha Hope, Deanne Charlton, J.D. Harpley, E.L. Johnson, Michele Tracy Berger , Samuel Peralta, Jo West, Jonathan Cromack, D.L. Orton, Nillu Nasser Stelter, Erica Ruhe, Laxmi Hariharan, Brent Meske, Robert Allen LuptoN, Daniel Arthur Smith, Zig Zag Claybourne, Shebat Legion, Melanie Lamaga , Rebecca Poole

Released: June 15th 2016


Length: 361 pages


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UnCommon Origins presents 22 depictions of moments on the precipice, beginnings both beautiful and tragic. Fantastical stories of Creation, Feral Children, Gods and Goddesses (both holy and horrific), and possibilities you never dared imagine come to life. Including stories from some of the most talented Speculative Fiction and Magical Realism authors around, UnCommon Origins will revisit the oldest questions in the universe: Where did we come from? and What comes next?

Four Boundless Stars

I was offered this book in exchange for an honest review.

Uncommon Origins is a collection of short stories, each including at least one type of supernatural aspect; events, characters, etc. As a reviewer, I find these types of books difficult to review without providing a short review for each story, especially with each story is written by a different author. But who has time for that, so I’ve decided to sum all stories up with a quick review. All of the stories are written by talented authors, include well developed characters, and provide readers with the imagery to allow us to become involved in the story.

Each story is unique, with a different “type” of supernatural interest. I can’t speak for all readers, but some stories were of more interest to me than others. Some were downright scary, while others were more fantasy than anything else. Personally, there were a few I could not finish due to the graphic description of gruesomeness, where I found myself laughing out loud to others. With that being said; there IS something for everyone in this book.

Overall, I loved it. I rate it with 4 Boundless Stars.

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