Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Anthology book “Extinction Notice” by David Harten Watson, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578262851.
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“Reviewed By Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite
There is something quite scary about an anthology that clocks in at over 500 pages being entirely about the end of humanity. It turns out, there is also something terribly entertaining about it as well. David Harten Watson has collated the work of several extremely talented authors to create Extinction Notice, a compilation of eco-fiction short stories in eight parts. There is also a sprinkling of poems and a couple of songs to flesh out a book stretching over from a pre-historic start date of 250,000,000 BC to 2301 AD and beyond. Watson’s literati hail from everywhere and feature writers like Fabiyas M V, a poet from India and his poem Sunburn, American James Lipson and his flash fiction piece Vacation Time, England’s own Taria Karillion with the short story The Highs and Lows of Barefoot Pleasure, and Scottish author Russell Hemmell’s super-future-fiction story, The Happy Colony by the Sea.
Extinction Notice is a timely collection with just enough levity so the reader does not feel they are being preached to and just enough weight to start a reader down the road of thoughtful self-examination; both being delivered in a blend of science fiction and satire. The diversity of storytelling that David Harten Watson gives us in this book kept me from feeling as if the anthology is a rehashing of the same ideas from the same author, which is a problem I have experienced in similar volumes. Here, we get a delicious mix that is fresh and exciting. You don’t know what will come next and that is what makes it so much fun. Some Like It Cold is a hilarious science-fiction story that turns Earth into a luxury vacation destination, albeit one with terrorism issues. A vacationer comments on the trip: “Well, the deposit had already been paid, and as long as you just stay away from the bad areas, Earth is still a lovely vacation spot.” This book is a vacation of its own and an escape that still keeps its finger on the pulse of “who knows, we might someday, maybe…””
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