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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:21:38 PM »
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Give Me These Moments Back, short stories by Mike Chinn...



Writer Mike Chinn (The Paladin Mandates) takes us on a tour de force…

A ring of external spotlights flared to life, revealing the floor of the Mariana Trench a few metres below us. The backwash filled the observation room with a cold grey light… As one, they gasped at the sight. I didn’t blame them – even though I’d seen it dozens of times, it still caught the back of my throat.

Donnie could feel himself beginning to shake. He clenched his fists, fighting the tremors. For a moment, he back-flashed to October last year: River Phoenix, on a Hollywood sidewalk, dying. No resurrection from the flames that time: no one was reviving dead movie stars.

The storm bounced the Oji-Maru across the ocean like a toy boat. Sky and sea were black; the only light came from the ship’s navigation lamps. Ishimaeru could barely make out the bows and harpoon gun. From somewhere he heard the sound of shattering glass. It reared out of the dark, vast and … and wrong. Nothing but bones…

And more … eighteen stories that range from the depths of the Pacific, the cruel charms of Venice, the price of immortality, to the Appalachian Mountains…

Available at the BSFG meeting in March or pre-order via Amazon.


https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/alchemy-publications/2015-publications/give-me-these-moments-back/



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Re: Give Me These Moments Back
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 01:38:55 PM »
Here's an interview with GIVE ME THESE MOMENTS BACK author Mike Chinn:

https://janedwardsblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/guest-writer-mike-chinn/



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Re: Give Me These Moments Back
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 01:45:49 PM »
A great review for Give Me These Moments Back:

"This is a substantive collection of short stories from Alchemy Press, varying in setting, premise and idea but all focusing around the concept of a moment in time as mentioned in the title. These moments are all pivotal and memorable, life defining and changing in each case ... As an introduction to Mike Chinn’s work, Give Me These Moments Back is a treat."


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Re: Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 04:03:39 PM »
A taster from “Kami Ga Kikoemasu” by Mike Chinn:

Each wave reared higher than the Oji-Maru’s rails. Hooked fingers of white spume reaching for the whale-chaser before they collapsed back into the grey sea. Ishimaeru’s guts clenched every time, leaving him shaking and hollow with fear. The next time that clawing foam might hide the gleam of bone, or the time after that, or the time after—

“Oy!”

The yell shook Ishimaeru from his thoughts. He pushed himself back from the scarred bow and turned to face Hoshi Kōatsu: the Oji-Maru’s acting captain. The man’s square face was pale and sweating. “You’re not paid to moon around up here—!”

And you can read more at https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/our-stories/kami-ga-kikoemasu/