Souls and Hallows includes 35 works of science fiction, over 20 new stories -- a menagerie of souls in search of purpose in futuristic landscapes. Will they find it, and at what cost?
- The Spirit of a Place: Places hold echoes of their past - spiritual and electric, human and alien. What will we find when we cross the threshold and listen to them?
- Ghost in the machine: Who will artificial intelligences serve when humans are gone? Who will they serve when they no longer need us?.
- Creatures and creations: Nature may be red in tooth and claw, but human creations have their dark sides. What remains when our plans go awry?
- From outer space! When the invaders come, will they descend like gods from the heavens? Will they be vengeful? Merciful? Or something else entirely?
Souls and Hallows follows up on Walls and Wonders, a collection of 21 stories, including 2016 Best Short Story finalist "Asymmetrical Warfare."
Praise for Walls and Wonders
[Oubliette:] [S]imply unforgettable conclusion. You want to read this one, trust me.
[T]here is not a bad one in the lot, and ReAnimus Press has done us all a favor bringing these stories back to light.
--Abyss and Apex
"I was impressed with the world building here, especially in the stories about alien cultures. The psychological angle is also impressive, as it tends to investigate problems and look for solutions."
--Lela E. Buis
["Achievement"] is an inspiring story, made more effective by its unusual structure.
["The Meme Hunter"] has a powerful emotional impact.
[T]here is something to appeal to almost anyone interested in science fiction.
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About the Author
S. R. Algernon has balanced fiction writing, scholarly writing and teaching for the past several years. He studied creative writing as an undergraduate. For a few short weeks, he was a physics major before switching to biology. After graduation, he went on to teach English in Japan and eventually receive a Ph.D. in Psychology. He has been a member of the Critters online writing workshop since 2009. He currently lives, writes and teaches in Singapore. His research interests over the years have included consciousness, visual perception, human-computer interaction, marketing and comparative psychology. Writing interests include comparative xenobiology, exploration of exoplanets, genetic engineering, post-singularity society and post-scarcity economics. More books from S. R. Algernon are available at: www.ReAnimus.com/store/?author=S.%20R.%20Algernon