Friday, February 3, 2012

Diamonds in the Sky with Lucy and Other Stories

By Matt Gray.  Matt Gray, best known for his humorous science fiction and fantasy, does have a serious side that manages to boil over once in a great while and find its way into his fiction. (We won’t mention his non-fiction, for which you will search in vain.)

Humorous or serious, however, most of the stories in this collection are bound together by the same theme: the failure of our social and financial technology to keep pace with advancing technology. Here we’ll find miners in the Asteroid Belt, sword-and-sorcery heroes at home, a few deals with the Devil, and even a successfully unsuccessful inventor.

If you’re looking for something to while away an idle hour or two, albeit in a moderately profitable way, give this collection of never-before published short stories a try. Who knows? It might give you an idea or two. It will certainly entertain.