There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories [NOOK Book]

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The twenty original Twilight Zone-like short stories of this diverse fantasy and science fiction collection take place mostly on contemporary Earth, or on some slightly futuristic or altered Earth, where a technology, ghost, dragon, demon, curse, or space-alien intrudes. Vampires and zombies are avoided. Sometimes calamity is averted, sometimes it is not. The perspective is an adult one; a PG rating may be appropriate for some stories, as sex or violence is sometimes alluded to ...

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There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories

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Overview

The twenty original Twilight Zone-like short stories of this diverse fantasy and science fiction collection take place mostly on contemporary Earth, or on some slightly futuristic or altered Earth, where a technology, ghost, dragon, demon, curse, or space-alien intrudes. Vampires and zombies are avoided. Sometimes calamity is averted, sometimes it is not. The perspective is an adult one; a PG rating may be appropriate for some stories, as sex or violence is sometimes alluded to though not graphically depicted.
A list of contents with links to each story is provided to aid reader navigation through the collection, and a link back to the contents list is provided after each story. (Note: some e-book formats do not support this feature.) The last story is a continuation of the first story, otherwise the stories are not related to each other and do not appear in any particular order, though some of them are related to subsequent e-book novels. In the list of contents a brief phrase describing each short story has been included to aid story selection.
The brief introduction which precedes the stories provides the author's perspective on short story advantages compared to novels. Finally, following the short stories a brief description of the author and pending near-term e-book novels is included.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045323031
  • Publisher: Gary J. Davies
  • Publication date: 10/3/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 18,248
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Now retired from engineering, I have been writing science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels as a hobby for two decades. Born in Erie PA, my wife and I currently live in St. Mary's County, Maryland. We plan to shortly move north to Pennsylvania or New Jersey to be closer to our daughters.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    A great set of stories

    I normally don't care for short stories but I'm glad I took a chance on these. The stories are varied and different. Not your usual over the top, but quality to the end. I recommend very much.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Some interesting 'twilight zone' sorts of stories. The twenty st

    Some interesting 'twilight zone' sorts of stories. The twenty stories provide a nice mix of fantasy and sci-fi themes, in both 3rd person and 1st person voices. Looking forward to soon to come sci-fi novel about planet with giant bird.
    Especially liked the humor in many of the stories including the theme/lead story and its sequel the final short story. Talking turtles? Baby dragon? Ghost critters and dinosaurs? Unicorn? Murderous demon? Aliens? Parallel universes? Curses? These stories have these and more. Some serious themes are broached, including immortality. A fun read. Full length novels based on several of the short stories are promised, including a multi-universe novel and a novel that is about an obnoxious private-eye.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Some Good - Some BAD

    A little for everyone I guess.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    All good stories.

    Some of the stories were a little weird but they ard all worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

    Fun read

    This was a fun read. I don't read much fantasy or science fiction but enjoyed this. Some of the stories were a bit predictable but I would still recommend it for a light read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Wow

    Love all the stories!!! GREAT AUTHOR

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    Posted July 26, 2014

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