Top 10 Awesome Stories from ALIEN DAYS – Book Review

I recently got an ARC of Alien Days, a multi-author anthology of science fiction featuring 21 stories. Here’s my quick, non-spoiler, thoughts my personal favourites of the bunch.

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Write A Great Opener – THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

I’ve talked about the great the opening scenes of a TV show and a movie. It’s time to look at a book. Today it’s one of my favourites, The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. You can read my barely restrained fangirling in my goodreads review, but for this post I’ll be digging into what makes the first chapter work.

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Why We Need to Stop Comparing Books & Movies

“The book is better.” I’ve heard that many-a-time (Mostly from that girl in the mirror. Seriously, what’s her deal?) While its understandable that adaptations get compared, have you noticed that books and movies get compared even if they’re not two versions of the same story?

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Compatible

Annabel crossed the bridge over the canal, narrowly avoiding the splash from a couple of merboys wrestling in the water. Lacuboys, not merboys, she corrected herself. A life time of pop culture was hard to ignore, but she did her best. Anyway, it was impossible to tell the difference between a mer and a lacu just by looking, no matter what Kyo said.

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