Author: D.L. Young

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction

Rating: I rate this collection of stories as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free signed copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The cover design is nothing short of awesome. If you are a Science Fiction fan or a fan of Post-Apocalyptic fiction then this book cover cannot help but stimulate your interest.

“The stories in this collection revolve around people whose lives become entangled in the unintended consequences – and sometimes the intentional abuse – of advanced technologies like robotics, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, and drone warfare.” – From the Introduction by the author

D.L. Young has written a highly entertaining but also terrifying collection of short stories. The author and I seem to share some of the same concerns with where our modern society and it’s technological advances are heading.

THE READER – Though this story takes place in a distant future and offers a tantalizing glimpse into that world, it is more a story about human nature than about technology. Though it is short it is a captivating and compelling tale.

TRAINING THE FUNDIES – “The Fundamentalist Church of Divine Wrath” scared the heck out of me. The scariest part of this story was it’s plausibility.

JUAREZ SQUARE – Fifteen year old Diego is summoned by EL CARNICERO (The Butcher) “the local narco boss”. He doesn’t know why and he’s scared. This story proves that no matter how much technology we may have, there will always be people who will prey on the weaknesses of others. I love the robots in this story. So creative.

There are several other stories in this collection and each one has the potential to be a full-fledged novel. D.L. Young has imagined a very detailed and terrifying future that could actually become a reality. This is a collection of dystopian fiction that is a must-read for lovers of that genre.

Despite the fact that these stories are fiction, they are also a warning and a commentary on modern day society. They warn against a possible future that may come to pass if technology and greed continue to advance unchecked.

This short story collection will strike a chord with all intelligent readers. It not only entertains, but also offers food for thought. Who could ask for anything more?

I rate this collection as 5 out of 5 stars and can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.


All photos obtained from http://dlyoungfiction.com

All photos obtained from http://dlyoungfiction.com

“D.L. Young is based in Texas and is the founder of the Space City Critters Writers Workshop.

He is a Mensa member who loves both cigars and English soccer.

To learn more about this author visit http://dlyoungfiction.com/

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