KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread]


Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread

FREE DOWNLOAD á Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread Ic DiedDat Tay VaoDoc JohnsonBucketsTrapsMusclesMenage a TroisCutsBonus storiesPerformanceNight DiveMemoirs of the EffsterRumorsHunter. A collection of short stories by Wilson a new author for me Most of the stories were horror many with a sci fi bentThe book was a uick read but I didn t like it enough to go out and look for anything else by the author The writing is competent in a mainstream fiction sort of way and there are a few good ideas but nothing really out of the ordinary And a few things that I disagreed with philosophicallyThe stories areThe Cleaning Machine A schizophrenic woman explains to the police what exactly happened to all of her missing neighborsRatman An interplanetary exterminator specializes in dealing with pesky space ratsLipidleggin In the future after unhealthy foods are legally banned bootleggers provide fresh butter and eggs In the introduction Wilson goes on about how the concept of a National Health Plan is fascist and would bankrupt the country Odd and a bit peculiar until I realized that Wilson is was a medical doctor with a private practice Yeah doctors know which side their bread is buttered on ha ha However the way I see it it s a nearly criminally selfish attitudeTo Fill the Sea and Air Set on a far planet the only habitat of a fish prized for its tasty filets throughout the galaxy One fisherman seems to always catch the most of the delicacy and a giant corporation wants to ferret out his secretsGreen Winter In the far future photosynthesizing humans believe themselves far superior to mere animals who lack the ability to take sustenance from the sun when tasty game meat isn t availableBe Fruitful and Multiply In the future the government has been taken over by fundies who believe that god will sweep them up into a higher plane of existence as soon as they have increased the population to the limit of what Earth can support wait this is supposed to be fiction tonguegif Clever ending I laughedSoft In the future a nasty plague that melts people s bones has nearly wiped out humanityThe Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival A ruthless record producer gets what s coming to himThe Years the Music Died A conservative conspiracy was behind the downfall of some of rock n roll s first starsDat Tay Vao A junior mafioso drafted into Vietnam runs across one of those Mystical Ancient Secrets of healing that old Asian sages so often seem to know not bad actuallyDoc Johnson very Lovecraftian but not as good A new doctor in town learns that his new town of Greystone Bay has some weird secrets and that people here take care of things their own wayBuckets Had the potential to be an acceptable horror story but slipped into mere propaganda when the author started putting the cliched words of every typical right to lifer into the mouths of the ghosts of aborted babies Doesn t engage a debate just sets up straw men to knock down Surprised it ever got publishedTraps There s something horrible in the attic of the nice family who are just planning their happy trip to Disneyland ho humMuscles An ex stripper reappears in Times Suare after being attacked a couple of years ago Now she s a female bodybuilder But why does she need all those muscles I actually liked this one uite a bit didn t see the end coming uite the way it didMenage a Trois A creepy deformed old lady invites attractive young folk to work in her house a spooky gothic mansion of course But what is her real motivationCuts An author does evil voodoo on the movie producer that he feels ruined his novel Blah Of course Wilson hated the movie that was made from his book The Keep The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 go out and look for anything else by the author The writing is competent in a mainstream fiction sort of way and there are a few Duffy good ideas but nothing really out of the ordinary And a few things that I disagreed with philosophicallyThe stories areThe Cleaning Machine A schizophrenic woman explains to the police what exactly happened to all of her missing neighborsRatman An interplanetary exterminator specializes in dealing with pesky space ratsLipidleggin In the future after unhealthy foods are legally banned bootleggers provide fresh butter and eggs In the introduction Wilson Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 goes on about how the concept of a National Health Plan is fascist and would bankrupt the country Odd and a bit peculiar until I realized that Wilson is was a medical doctor with a private practice Yeah doctors know which side their bread is buttered on ha ha However the way I see it it s a nearly criminally selfish attitudeTo Fill the Sea and Air Set on a far planet the only habitat of a fish prized for its tasty filets throughout the Flight of the Clockwork Angels galaxy One fisherman seems to always catch the most of the delicacy and a Take giant corporation wants to ferret out his secretsGreen Winter In the far future photosynthesizing humans believe themselves far superior to mere animals who lack the ability to take sustenance from the sun when tasty La figlia del podestà game meat isn t availableBe Fruitful and Multiply In the future the Persuasion The Litigator's Art government has been taken over by fundies who believe that L'aventure ambiguë god will sweep them up into a higher plane of existence as soon as they have increased the population to the limit of what Earth can support wait this is supposed to be fiction tonguegif Clever ending I laughedSoft In the future a nasty plague that melts people s bones has nearly wiped out humanityThe Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival A ruthless record producer The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science gets what s coming to himThe Years the Music Died A conservative conspiracy was behind the downfall of some of rock n roll s first starsDat Tay Vao A junior mafioso drafted into Vietnam runs across one of those Mystical Ancient Secrets of healing that old Asian sages so often seem to know not bad actuallyDoc Johnson very Lovecraftian but not as Love and Friendship good A new doctor in town learns that his new town of Greystone Bay has some weird secrets and that people here take care of things their own wayBuckets Had the potential to be an acceptable horror story but slipped into mere propaganda when the author started putting the cliched words of every typical right to lifer into the mouths of the the History of Modern Japan ghosts of aborted babies Doesn t engage a debate just sets up straw men to knock down Surprised it ever Laltipiano delle meraviglie got publishedTraps There s something horrible in the attic of the nice family who are just planning their happy trip to Disneyland ho humMuscles An ex stripper reappears in Times Suare after being attacked a couple of years ago Now she s a female bodybuilder But why does she need all those muscles I actually liked this one uite a bit didn t see the end coming uite the way it didMenage a Trois A creepy deformed old lady invites attractive young folk to work in her house a spooky Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti gothic mansion of course But what is her real motivationCuts An author does evil voodoo on the movie producer that he feels ruined his novel Blah Of course Wilson hated the movie that was made from his book The Keep

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FREE DOWNLOAD á Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread Presents a collection of horror short stories among them Soft Green Winter and The Cleaning MachineContentsThe Cleaning MachineRatmanL. On the whole this was a pleasant bag of literary trail mix with enough tasty morsels to make the overall experience a satisfying one Being a real fan of a number of F Paul Wilson s novels especially the LaNague Federation and Repairman Jack series I was excited to finally read this collection of his short fiction I m glad I did because there are a few must read gems lurking within these pages While the uality of the stories was a tad uneven I have come to expect this from short story collections and was than happy to sift through the chaff to locate the wheat In my opinion the uality efforts in this collection definitely make this worth sampling That said the collection starts off tragically with a couple of piss poor pieces called The Cleaning Machine and Ratman both of which I thought were several rungs below okay and read very much like rough drafts After finishing these two I thought I may have stepped in a pile and was barely containing my disappointment when the third story Lipidleggin turned out to be a lot of fun and restored my hopes for the balance of the tales In this piece Wilson coddles his libertarian leanings to very pleasant effect by depicting a future dystopia where all the scrumptious fatty foods that make life worth living have been made illegal by a government concerned with the rising health costs resulting from too much obesity Think it can t happen Don t be too sure Regardless this one got a solid 3 stars from me as I thought it was a great idea that was competently executed and displayed some warm humor as well To Fill the Sea and Air also garnered a 3 star rating An interesting SF fishing story with a main character that reminded me of Hemingway s Santiago the titular Old Man from The Old Man and the Sea The story had some flaws and the point of the story was a little murky but overall I thought it was a solid tale with an engaging main character Up to this point I still hadn t come across anything to really geek out about or holler Wow Wow Wubbzy at the top of my lungs but that all changed with Green Winter which was terrific and showed Wilson coming into his own Set in a post apocalyptic US and dealing with genetic engineering biochemical manipulation and what it means to be human this story displayed Wilson s strongest writing so far and brought a real sense of emotion to the narrative for the first time I don t want to give away the unfolding of the plot device as it s part of the stories charm but this was an easy 4 star read for me Another above average story is Be Fruitful and Multiply which is a wonderful tale taking a darkly humorous look at a Malthusian catastrophe Both funny and chilling at the same time the plot deals with the intersection of state sponsored religious fervor advanced technology and mass media coming together to screw society into an unstoppable population explosion pun very intended Next up is Soft which is probably my favorite piece in the entire collection Deftly written and skin crawlingly horrific the story centers around an unusual plague that strikes at random and causes all calcium within each victim s bones to turn to dust killing them slowly as they turn into human jellyfish Told from the perspective of an afflicted father and daughter this one packs an emotional wallop including a truly haunting memorable ending 5 big stars for this great tale The next two stories The Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival and The Years the Music Died are related stories injecting horror and vast global conspiracies into the world of music Good uality stories that I thought were enjoyable Both between 3 and 4 stars and both demonstrate Wilson s story telling range Dat Tay Vao is set during the Vietnam War and concerns local folklore of a vast healing power residing within certain special individuals Wilson presents a nice contrast between the power to heal and the brutal ability to destroy locked within the human animal 35 stars Doc Johnson is set within the fictional city of Greystone Bay created by Charles L Grant This was my first experience with this setting and so some of the nuance may have been lost on me but I thought it was a good solid piece about a new doctor coming to the strange town and being taught the ropes as well as the rules by old Doc Johnson Buckets is another standout horror piece that is also the most controversial tale in the collection A creepy gorrific Halloween piece about a doctor visited by some very unusual trick or treaters all carrying unusual metal buckets full of no spoilers A definite shiver fest 45 to 50 stars Traps was craps and was probably my least favorite of the collection I ll toss it 20 stars because by this point Wilson had entertained me enough that I was feeling generous Muscles was awesome and another big standout for me An editor for a national enuirer type magazine on the hunt for a story comes across Circus freaks ghost rapes and OMG offspring It doesn t get much better than that A classic horror story with a great ending 45 to 50 stars The collection ends strong with Cuts a wonderful writer revenge fantasy about an author getting over the top payback on the producer who turned his novel into a real dump of a movie In the intro to this tale Wilson mentions how furious he was about the movie version of his novel The Keep and that it was certainly the inspiration for this tale of move maker comeuppance Overall some good some bad and some truly excellent In my opinion the better stories make this collection worth checking out 35 stars Recommended Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti glad I did because there are a few must read Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet gems lurking within these pages While the uality of the stories was a tad uneven I have come to expect this from short story collections and was than happy to sift through the chaff to locate the wheat In my opinion the uality efforts in this collection definitely make this worth sampling That said the collection starts off tragically with a couple of piss poor pieces called The Cleaning Machine and Ratman both of which I thought were several rungs below okay and read very much like rough drafts After finishing these two I thought I may have stepped in a pile and was barely containing my disappointment when the third story Lipidleggin turned out to be a lot of fun and restored my hopes for the balance of the tales In this piece Wilson coddles his libertarian leanings to very pleasant effect by depicting a future dystopia where all the scrumptious fatty foods that make life worth living have been made illegal by a Madame Bovary government concerned with the rising health costs resulting from too much obesity Think it can t happen Don t be too sure Regardless this one Boom Chicka Boom got a solid 3 stars from me as I thought it was a Un Perrito Problematico great idea that was competently executed and displayed some warm humor as well To Fill the Sea and Air also 7 Intimate Secrets garnered a 3 star rating An interesting SF fishing story with a main character that reminded me of Hemingway s Santiago the titular Old Man from The Old Man and the Sea The story had some flaws and the point of the story was a little murky but overall I thought it was a solid tale with an engaging main character Up to this point I still hadn t come across anything to really Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever geek out about or holler Wow Wow Wubbzy at the top of my lungs but that all changed with Green Winter which was terrific and showed Wilson coming into his own Set in a post apocalyptic US and dealing with Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar genetic engineering biochemical manipulation and what it means to be human this story displayed Wilson s strongest writing so far and brought a real sense of emotion to the narrative for the first time I don t want to Lunatic give away the unfolding of the plot device as it s part of the stories charm but this was an easy 4 star read for me Another above average story is Be Fruitful and Multiply which is a wonderful tale taking a darkly humorous look at a Malthusian catastrophe Both funny and chilling at the same time the plot deals with the intersection of state sponsored religious fervor advanced technology and mass media coming together to screw society into an unstoppable population explosion pun very intended Next up is Soft which is probably my favorite piece in the entire collection Deftly written and skin crawlingly horrific the story centers around an unusual plague that strikes at random and causes all calcium within each victim s bones to turn to dust killing them slowly as they turn into human jellyfish Told from the perspective of an afflicted father and daughter this one packs an emotional wallop including a truly haunting memorable ending 5 big stars for this Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienzan 2 great tale The next two stories The Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival and The Years the Music Died are related stories injecting horror and vast Launching Missional Communities global conspiracies into the world of music Good uality stories that I thought were enjoyable Both between 3 and 4 stars and both demonstrate Wilson s story telling range Dat Tay Vao is set during the Vietnam War and concerns local folklore of a vast healing power residing within certain special individuals Wilson presents a nice contrast between the power to heal and the brutal ability to destroy locked within the human animal 35 stars Doc Johnson is set within the fictional city of Greystone Bay created by Charles L Grant This was my first experience with this setting and so some of the nuance may have been lost on me but I thought it was a The Song Atlas A Book of World Poetry good solid piece about a new doctor coming to the strange town and being taught the ropes as well as the rules by old Doc Johnson Buckets is another standout horror piece that is also the most controversial tale in the collection A creepy Red Sky in Mourning gorrific Halloween piece about a doctor visited by some very unusual trick or treaters all carrying unusual metal buckets full of no spoilers A definite shiver fest 45 to 50 stars Traps was craps and was probably my least favorite of the collection I ll toss it 20 stars because by this point Wilson had entertained me enough that I was feeling Maine generous Muscles was awesome and another big standout for me An editor for a national enuirer type magazine on the hunt for a story comes across Circus freaks Che cos'è un dispositivo? ghost rapes and OMG offspring It doesn t Paranoia get much better than that A classic horror story with a His Reluctant Lover The Alfieri Saga #3 great ending 45 to 50 stars The collection ends strong with Cuts a wonderful writer revenge fantasy about an author Horror Noire Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present getting over the top payback on the producer who turned his novel into a real dump of a movie In the intro to this tale Wilson mentions how furious he was about the movie version of his novel The Keep and that it was certainly the inspiration for this tale of move maker comeuppance Overall some Buried Alive good some bad and some truly excellent In my opinion the better stories make this collection worth checking out 35 stars Recommended

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FREE DOWNLOAD á Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread Ipidleggin'To Fill the Sea and AirGreen WinterBe Fruitful and MultiplySoftThe Last One Mo' Once Golden Oldies RevivalThe Years the Mus. Would have been a three star review if not for Buckets which sucks so much as a horror story it crosses the line from cheesy corny writing into slightly offensive and massively stupid A uick rewrite or a deserving main character might have saved this but otherwise it just feels uncomfortable and cheesy The other stories however are perfectly good If you re a fan of Wilson they re worth a try but just skip Buckets and save yourself 15 minutes or so

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  • Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread
  • F. Paul Wilson
  • English
  • 05 February 2020
  • 9780812503753

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  1. says: KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread]

    KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] On the whole this was a pleasant bag of literary trail mix with enough tasty morsels to make the overall experience a satisfying one Being a real fan of a number of F Paul Wilson's novels especially the LaNague Federation an

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    KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] Such an excellent collection of science fictionhorrortwilight stories Easy to think of Wilson in regards to Repai

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    KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] Read 5 stories from this as I work my way through the W section of my stories to be read list I know Wilson's name from THE KEEP which I've never read and his Repairman Jack character ditto A look at my records tel

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    KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] Would have been a three star review if not for Buckets which sucks so much as a horror story it crosses the line from cheesy

  5. says: KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] F. Paul Wilson á 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ë YEEZY950.US á F. Paul Wilson

    READ & DOWNLOAD ë YEEZY950.US á F. Paul Wilson KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] Generally when I read horror it is by people who I would consider liberal in their views so it was interesting to read horror by someone who I and many other people would consider conservative I didn't realize the author wrote this way so it came as a bit of a surprise Writing is fine but I dont share the authors views and some of what he considers horror just makes me sad Buckets was the tipping point Reading

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    KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] I anticipated something very different when I first started this collection I thought of outright horror and visceral creatures of

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    KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] I'm a super Repairman Jack fan but had never read any other books by F Paul Wilson This was a delightful group of stories to start with Even though these are some of his earliest published stories I can tell Mr

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread F. Paul Wilson á 1 FREE DOWNLOAD KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] A collection of short stories by Wilson a new author for me Most of the stories were horror many with a sci fi bentThe book was a uick read but I didn't like it enough to go out and look for anything else by the author The writing i

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] Meh Not a keeper Even in his novel length work I prefer Wilson's science fiction rather than his horror even though it's his horror that's much popular I didn't care for The Keep and preferred his much obscure The LaNague Chronicles Half of these 16 stories are old fashioned horror of the supernatural kind Half

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread KINDLE [Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread] This is a fine collection of short stories from one of the finest genre writers around today These stories were fr

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