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.
Van Helsing’s Last Stand
A Boy and His Dad
The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln XL-3000
The Rubber Band Man
If Looks Could Kill
The Unbearable Likeness of Bean
Freak Show of the Gods
The Lottery of Forever
The Techno-God’s Daughter
The Case of the Monkey’s Mask
Ladies’ Night at the Blood Club
Never Look Back
Can You Hear Me?
Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll
The End Effect of Global Warming
A Toy for Young Prince Caesar
Some Abigail of His Own
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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