Technology evolves faster than we do.
The law shields us from our worst temptations.
But the opportunity is there, dangling just out of reach—perfection and ascension… or delusion and destruction.
In this collection of clone-themed stories, ten of today’s top speculative fiction writers explore our morality, our built-in societal restraints, and reflect upon our state of grace.
Similar is not necessarily the same.
“CLONES: The Anthology” features stories from Amazon bestselling authors Rysa Walker (the Chronos series), R.D. Brady (the Belial series), Susan Kaye Quinn (the Singularity saga), Best American Science Fiction notable Samuel Peralta (Faith), and USA Today Bestselling and Multi-Award Winner P.K. Tyler, plus five more of today’s top authors in speculative and science fiction. – Goodreads.com
The concept of clones has always fascinated me – would they be exactly alike in personality, preferences, habits, etc? So when I was offered a chance to read this anthology, well… need I say more? All of these stories are fascinating and thought-provoking in their own right, but some that stuck with me are listed below.
The Replacement Husband by Nathan M. Beauchamp: How weird would that be – your husband dies and is replaced by his clone several months later. Him, but not him, and Jasmine’s thoughts and actions portrayed that confusion. A nice twist at the end.
Black Site by Michael Patrick Hicks: After reading many of his works, I’m quite a fan of this author and Black Site is a wonderfully dark and descriptive tale – a thrilling marriage of sci-fi and horror.
Awakening by Susan Kaye Quinn: I’ve had a couple of this author’s books in my TBR pile for quite a while, so I was excited to read this short story. After learning Awakening takes place in the world of one of these books, I’ve moved it up several notches. Somewhat heartbreaking, but I’m anxious to know more about this world.
Splinter by Rysa Walker: Time-travel? Yes, please. Don’t let your attention wander while reading this one – you may need to take notes on the time line – but sooo worth it!
The Vandal by Joshua Ingle: A nature versus nurture story that will make you think. Even more interesting because it involves clones.
Outstanding diverse perspectives on the subject of clones – highly recommend for sci-fi fans!
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.