Tunguska, Roswell, the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste… For hundreds of years, the danger of collision has been ignored as mere crackpot theories, until now, and now it’s too late.
Collision is a short story commissioned by Vanquish Motion Pictures for development in film and television, and is the first in a series of character-rich, mystery-driven science fiction grounded in science fact.
Review 4 of 5 Stars
Hello again. I’m still trying to clear out the list of stories I read while I was away for surgery. Plenty more to come, but I read a lot of short fiction when I first got home because I slept a lot and am making my way through most of that first. For clarity, I did receive a copy of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Collision was a little something different though still very much in keeping with the author’s style. It was not what I expected from the title or the blurb, but I was pleasantly surprised once I got into it. One of the things I love about stories is getting a quick glimpse into how someone’s head works, what they dream and wonder about, etc. This short story takes us down the rabbit hole of possibilities for how we might encounter other life.
At just 48 pages it’s a quick, but enjoyable read although I would have liked it to be a little longer. Of course, I have that problem with a lot of stories I enjoy. In this case, I can hardly detract points because I enjoyed it enough to want more and it is a serial so is to be continued. The characterization was well done, which is something I’ve come to expect from Mr. Cawdron and there was plenty of interest along the way. The main character’s interaction with the reader took on an almost conversational tone in this story. I don’t know if that’s worth noting for readers. I found that along with the action it drew me into the story immediately.
This tale starts right in the action with vivid and personal descriptions. I really enjoyed the turns it took and am interested to see what more in this series. This story was just enough to start wondering what might be next along this path.
For those of you around the world who have already celebrated or are celebrating the many holidays of this season, I wish you all the best. Happy reading.