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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Memory Eater

In the interest of fairness, I helped write this book, so my review might be a little biased. But I finally got to read The Memory Eater, which was edited by Matthew Hance.

What if there was a device that could wipe out your memories? What would you want erased? What kind of havoc could the memory eater cause? Or are there instances where destroying memories would be helpful? Is it worth the risk? Would there be errors?

Fun premise, right? That's why I submitted my story, Satisfaction Guaranteed, to this anthology. After it was accepted, I was curious to see how other authors would approach the same subject.

And these are good stories. I liked some more than other, but that's only natural. I think my favorite, when it's all said and done, is Souvenirs from Another Life by Lauren C. Teffeau.

So if you've got some money, go ahead and get this one too. And enjoy some truly memorable stories.

3 comments:

Chris said...

This looks really cool! How do you get involved with these types of anthologies?

Alyssa Liljequist said...

Thank you for hosting the fun writing exercise on NextGenWriters! I'm a new follower of your blog :).

John said...

@ Chris - I've done two anthologies, Spirited and The Memory Eater. With Spirited, it was by invitation. One of the other writers in the anthology recommended me to the editor. With The Memory Eater, a writer friend posted about it on Facebook. You can usually do a Google search for "call for anthology submissions" and you'll sometimes find anthologies looking for contributions.

@ Alyssa - It was good to meet all of you! Welcome to the Least Read Blog!