Ten stories about cursed alien artifacts, interstellar investment banking, ancient alien astronauts, parallel timelines, alien experimentation, and space colonization gone horribly wrong.
First published in venues like Fictionvale Magazine, NewMyths.com, Mad Scientist Journal, Plasma Frequency Magazine, Outposts of Beyond, and The Colored Lens, several of these stories have received Honorable Mentions in the prestigious Writers of the Future Contest.
This anthology is the first complete collection from Sean Patrick Hazlett.
The performance of Nigel Gothard brings something out of the material but not enough to make this a worthwhile purchase. The very thing that Hazlett says in the introduction (that the short form allows a writer some freedoms that longer works deny) makes these of limited interest. They feel (and basically are) sketches of works and whilst there are moments that hold your interest there aren't enough to keep you involved.