Monday, March 06, 2023

#BookReview: Upon a Waking Dream by J. S. Bailey

Synopsis: Open these pages and delve into new worlds where…

-A Flat Earther gets abducted by aliens
-A college dropout gets by with a little help from her imaginary friend
-A woman obsessed with her favorite actor creates a new universe just to meet him
-A magic pen bridges the gap between generations
-Thirteen isn’t an unlucky number…or is it?

Upon a Waking Dream contains twelve science fiction and fantasy tales from the mind of J. S. Bailey, ten of them never before published.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: So glad that Jessica doesn't like anthologies.  This was great!! I had a fun time reading all of the stories. And getting to know each characters. 


"I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. Ranging from alien abduction to imaginary friends, the stories are refreshing, thoughtful, and often hilarious. Each story is well written, with a plot twist or ending that is unexpected. The stories range in genre from sci-fi to mystery. Easy to pick up a chapter, this has me hoping to find more short story collections."
-Jessica V, NetGalley reviewer
"If you're a fan of short story collections, this is the book for you. Bailey brings freshness to each story in "Upon a Waking Dream" as well as bright and clever ideas. I think this fits the sci-fi genre beautifully and has some stories that are really bound to make you think about the way we view the world and the people that surround us!"
-Sarah L, NetGalley reviewer
"I really enjoyed this collection of short stories! They were fun, whimsical, and easy to read. Daily Log from Outpost #602 made me laugh out loud at the end. I also really enjoyed the bit at the end of the book about how the author came up with each story."
-Kira H, NetGalley reviewer
"The stories were entertaining, funny, unique, and just downright fun to read." 
-Morgan M, NetGalley reviewer

"A bunch of really beautiful short stories! Most of them entertaining and some even made me cry. The last story was definitely my favourite!"
-Caroline Z, NetGalley reviewer

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