|About the Book|
Nexus of the Unexpected is a collection of 15 short stories with one thing in common: a surprise ending.They are all of a Science Fiction or Fantasy flavor, but each one is unique in its combination of style, theme or length. The stories will amuseMoreNexus of the Unexpected is a collection of 15 short stories with one thing in common: a surprise ending.They are all of a Science Fiction or Fantasy flavor, but each one is unique in its combination of style, theme or length. The stories will amuse you with a smidgen of comedy, scare you with a pinch of horror, or leave you amazed with a dash of magic realism, but they all will blindside you by the end. Guaranteed.Here’s a short teaser for each story:Anomaly: When science fails, its time to look up.Reaching Back: Your memories as a TV show.Family Matters: Overbearing mothers, read at your own risk.Lifelines: What if you had to travel across the universe to communicate withyour only daughter?Circular Logic: It’s only a few pages, but hardly a short story.The Upside of the Hive Mind: The ultimate danger of individualism.Customer Service: An old man, a sheep and a 3000 Turin Clonator enter a Returns Department...Leap of Faith: Torture vs Nature.Method Acting: Redefining the expression shooting a movie.Shailas Demise: With cyber friends like these, who needs trolls?Fifty Years: Meet Tom, the love of her life. Or should I say death?Economy of Scale: Nothing like a meeting among like-minded individuals to lighten the load.The Rogue in us all: Thats one way to make your father proud.Opportunity Knocks: A wolf in sheeps clothing. Literally and figuratively.What We Long For: If we live forever, how much of our life do we really want to remember?Mister Money: Superhero or monetary evil?Yes, I know, there are really 16 stories. I thought that to be true to form, a surprise ending to the collection, in the form of an extra story, was necessary.If you like them, and want to know what I’m working on next, or simply drop me a line, visit my website: www.marcocultrera.com.