Just a Minor Malfunction edited by Michael S. Alter (with a story by Cathleen)

just a minor malfunction coverOkay, so this review is not entirely disinterested–please note that I’m one of the authors. This collection includes my flash sci-fi story, “Picture Perfect”, about a girl who loved her cellphone into sentience, a la The Velveteen Rabbit. There really is nothing quite like the validation of an occasional trade publication.

But still. I went to Amazon and bought my own copy, so I think I’m entitled to an opinion on the work as a whole. It would be disingenuous of me to review my own story, but setting that tale aside, it’s still a worthy read. My favorites were “Day Worker” by Andrew Lucas and “A Sadness Runs Through Him” by Louise Sorensen.

All the tales were well-written, with solid pacing, world building, and story structure, and it’s a volume I’m proud to be a part of.

If sci-fi is your cup of tea (with a little fantasy crossover), check out the “Look Inside” here: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Minor-Malfunction-issue-June-ebook/dp/B072N1RMFL/.

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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15 comments on “Just a Minor Malfunction edited by Michael S. Alter (with a story by Cathleen)
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  2. Congratulations, Cathleen – this is wonderful!

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  3. Oooooo, I love some sci-fi, fantasy shorts! Even if I am older than 18 🙂 A well-written review of how you say “a volume I’m proud to be a part of!” Downloaded one 🙂

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    • I just picked up your book last week, too, and it’s in my TBR pile. 🙂 I finally broke down and bought a Kindle today to get through it. I’m very thrifty (it’s been a survival skill in my life), but I need to get away from my computer. The Kindle I can take to my garden where I’ve put in so much work lately (and, y’know, I’d like to enjoy it). Anyway, Better Bogging with Photography is #3 out of five in the queue. Looking forward to reading all my new books with a new toy.

      And thanks for the read. Hope you like the tale. 🙂

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  4. Awesome, Terri. We should totally meet for Starbucks or something. I was in Sacramento only yesterday. Now that it’s cooling, we could even take a walk. 🙂


  5. Congrats on the publication, Cathleen 🙂 A nice validation indeed.

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  6. I like how the title… malfunctions. Intriguing cover.

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