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Freak Show of the Gods

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Freak Show of the Gods by Robert W. Bly

Tradepaperback – Quill Driver Books – Apr2016

Take a trip into the unknown with this collection of mind-expanding science fiction stories in the spirit of Ray Bradbury and The Twilight Zone.

“Freak Show of the Gods” presents 33 encounters with the bizarre that uncover unsettling strangeness in the midst of everyday life, including:“Van Helsing’s Last Stand”: The vampire hunter and his great enemy have one last battle … over book royalties, movie rights, and merchandising. “Early Retirement”: An aging superhero discovers he cannot qualify for Social Security … with tragic results for him and the city. “Tax Time”: A genius inventor’s plan to build a time machine can be stopped by only one force in the universe … an IRS audit. “The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln XL-3000”: The Abraham Lincoln automaton at Disneyworld begs his creators to set him free. And 30 more strange, offbeat and bizarre tales.

Contents:

Van Helsing’s Last Stand

A Boy and His Dad

The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln XL-3000

The Rubber Band Man

Highways

If Looks Could Kill

Insomnia

Early Retirement

Tax Time

The Unbearable Likeness of Bean

Einstein’s Boy

Freak Show of the Gods

Rocket Man

The Lottery of Forever

The Techno-God’s Daughter

26 Weeks

The Case of the Monkey’s Mask

Ladies’ Night at the Blood Club

Fishboy

Never Look Back

Can You Hear Me?

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

Cooperman’s Pond

Chimney Sweep

The End Effect of Global Warming

A Toy for Young Prince Caesar

Some Abigail of His Own

The Huntsman

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

The Civilized Man

Shadetree, Prince of Darkness

And All the Sky a Sheet of Glass

The Priest and the Pig (poem)

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