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Taken from the book's introduction:

"The defining edge for fantasy vs. adventure vs. science fiction is very blurry, as far as I’m concerned (at least in my stories—I’m know that’s not true for everyone. I can just imagine a whole bunch of pure science fiction authors cringing as they read that). But my science fiction has never really been that much about the science, so for me it’s true.

Two stories here, The Hyperbole Engine and The Reality of Time, both have science fiction elements, but also are chalk full of fantasy themes.

"I know the cover makes this look like a science fiction book. That was intentional. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of science fiction here. My story Nashville Beaumont is one of the best science fiction novellas I’ve ever written, in my opinion. I don’t think Reclaiming the Moon is all too shabby either. In fact, I would have to classify three out of the four stories in this volume as science fiction, even if they aren’t what I would call “hard” science fiction.

"The Reality of Time is a fun adventure story that takes place in a Carrollian world. I suppose any tale featuring Nikolai Tesla has to be considered in one way or another science fiction, too, but I would really call this one pure adventure. It’s the untold story of the battle of the Jabberwocky. Oh, and before you ask? Yes, the weird contractions that appear twice in the text were done on purpose. It was the way Lewis Carroll did them in the original Alice books, so I was trying to add a bit of seasoning."

"This book marks the end of the quadrilogy of short story anthologies I set out to publish as ebooks. Four books, totaling over 120,000 words (I think they are quite a bit over that, actually). I hope you enjoyed them. If you did, please let me know. I am available at or you can post a review on Smashwords or Amazon.

"Having just edited this book on the tail of the other three, I must say that I am ending on what might be the strongest of the lot. I had forgotten how much I enjoy these stories. Each one is different, and each one has little surprises I really like."

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