Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012 17:15
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It's not usually a good idea to take something that's not yours, even if the original owner is dead. We all saw what happened to Greg Brady and the tiki necklace. If it's not safe in The Brady Bunch, it's not safe anywhere, and the new anthology Relics & Remains (edited by Ty Schwamberger) explores what happens when you find something strange and hang onto it. Considering the author lineup, I seriously doubt it will be very Brady.
People have always been fascinated about the past. Some even going to great lengths to uncover what’s taken place long ago. But sometimes when people venture into locations that aren’t suitable for the living, bad things can happen.
That’s when these self-proclaimed explorers start to unearth strange looking, ancient artifacts and the cursed remains of the once-living. They think they’re going to be rich and famous. But, that might just be the furthest from the truth. To them, taking that risk is what it’s all about…until things start to go wrong.
So, for those of you into ‘finding’ strange things, here are some words of advice…
Proceed with caution when digging up someone else’s Relics & Remains.
Table of Contents
- “Good For What Ails Ya” by Mike Oliveri
- “Many Faces” by Wrath James White
- “Centuries of Torment” by Adam P. Lewis
- “The Black Diamond” by Michael Laimo
- “Caroline’s Playhouse” by Dean Harrison
- “The Painter” by Deborah LeBlanc
- “Rachel Alhazred’s Tablet” by Steven L. Shrewsbury
- “Adrift” by Dora Machado
- “Monkey Paw 2.0” by Tim Deal
- “Pickin’ & Grinnin’” by Thomas A. Erb
- “Whispers at the End of Creation” by Maurice Broaddus
- “Nailed” by John Everson
- “’Chomp’ A Cautionary Tale” by Jeff Strand
While I'm a big fan of Jeff Strand's work in particular and I'll be picking this one up for his name alone, that's a nice lineup in this anthology. I've only read works from a few of the authors, but it's been top notch stuff.
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