13 original stories about the realities just around the corner...
Movements glimpsed out of the corner of your eye, inexplicable sounds, knowledge for which there is no rational explanation, dreams that seem as real as our own everyday life-products of overactive imaginations, or unexpected glimpses into dimensions beyond our own? Join thirteen intrepid writers as they explore those unknown territories that may be found in any of countless Dimensions Next Door.
From a Celtic knot maze that could trap an unwary archaeologist; to an Internet site that offers to bring karmic balance into one man's life; to a man bespelled to walk the future in the service of his queen-here are tales of the strange, challenging, and often wondrous worlds just waiting to be discovered by those with the ability to perceive them.
About the Author
In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For the most part, the stories weren't bad - though one or two weren't very good, either - but my biggest "gripe", which is why I marked it 2 stars instead of 3, is that the stores aren't all about other dimensions. I never considered the basic use of magic as being a story about other universes. Maybe it's just my perception. There were a few ghost stories, which were good. All in all, if this collection was $2.99, I'd gladly recommend it, but not at $7.99. Save your money.
Although readers would expect the thirteen contributions by a strong group of authors would be so similar the tales would trip over each other as how many thin veils and portals can there be. Instead the writers provided numerous ¿gateways¿ with many interpretations to what is and how to enter THE DIMENSION NEXT DOOR. Donald J. Bingle uses the net Lillian Stewart Carlisle¿s protagonist travels into the past Fiona Paton¿s young hero serves two Queen Elizabeths one in the sixteenth century and the other starting in 1953. Whether it is a different Ben Franklin (by Anton Stout) or just 'Unreadable books by Steven Schend, the path next door varies. Thus this themed anthology turns into a fresh enjoyable collection as the authors escort readers through thirteen different doors the right number of tales for a collection based on unexplained phenomena teasing and frightening our senses probably leaking from across the other side. --- Harriet Klausner