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In this short story collection, we get a new Eve Dallas story. Not terribly inspired, I think Roberts work is best in full length format. I am never as impressed with her shorter pieces. This one is about a vampire on a killing rampage (but of course he is not really a vampire). The other authors were all ones I was not familiar with and there stories were ok. We had one about time travel, another about a magic carpet ride, and a third one about time travel that is rather dark and disturbing. They were all………fine. I guess what it boils down to is I like full length novels. I always feel like I am not getting the whole story when I read short stories (even when the short stories are 100 pages sometimes). C’est la vie. Luckily it only took me about an hour and a half to read so no great loss.

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Matt Fuller is supposed to make a machine to calibrate electromagnetic forces, but instead he accidentally creates a time machine.  He isn’t quite sure how it works, but he knows that each time he resets it, the machine sends you 12 times farther into the future.  After doing some testing, Matt is anxious to test it out himself.  He is sure that this will make his career.  But in the process he accidentally kills someone, almost gets killed himself, finds himself in a world where the 2nd coming has just taken place and then out on the moon.  It is a funny book about possibilities of what could happen to the world.  It reminds me a bit of Connie Willis’s work.  The cover makes it seem as though it came out a long time ago, but it has in fact been just recently published.  A science-fiction book that does not have too much of the robots trying to take over hte world in it.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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