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Scif-Fi with a Twist offers a very classic science fiction
perspective throughout it's short stories. It's modern, and yet
it feels like it could have been written in the 50's. It has
everything that is right about science fiction. It makes you
think. It makes you fear and feel optimistic at the same time.
If you value old TV shows like the Twilight Zone, then you'll
definitely love this book. Jack Legend tends to write like he
took classes under Rod Serling. The fact of the matter is that
Jack Legend grew up watching the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits,
and Alfred Hitchcock programs and loves the classic short story
format and surprise endings those shows had to offer.
Sometimes, full length novels can be a complete waste of time
and then there are short stories that you never forget. These
are those kinds of stories.
Most of the stories contain at least some element of time
travel, but there's also a healthy dose of space travel, and
just average people finding themselves in extraordinary
One story imagines what it would be like for a teenager from
today's time to go back to his father's teen years in the
1980's. It's a simple plot, but it's filled with wonder and
clearly shows the author's love of time travel. Other stories
show us another version of Noah that travels in space, a thief
that discovers his life could have been more, a writer that
wishes himself into his own wild western story, and several
other imaginative short stories.
Some of the stories seem to hover around Christian themes, but
never come across as preachy. They are simply told as part of
the lives of the characters and shows how those beliefs affect
their lives. There are elements of the supernatural such as the
Angel of Death, Heaven, and so forth, but only the hardest core
atheist would likely shun these fantastical stories.
The focus of the book is story and sticks to how people, or at
least some people, react and act upon facing various strange and
Get the book yourself and
read it for yourself. You'll be glad you did.