The worlds fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.For the sea was a fair master....
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The Sea Was a Fair Master Reviews
I read What is Love? by Calvin Demmer some days ago, but I think the author surpasses that previous work with The Sea Was a Fair Master.
These 23 stories are very different from one another, something that makes you feel that they were written by different authors, and I believe that's precisely the wonder of this book. I've been told lately that writers need to find their own voice, that they need to stand out from the others, and it's true, it's how they get recognized at the end; again, while ...more
3.5 stars for this solid collection of flash fiction. I really enjoyed a lot of these short tales. My review is coming soon.
A solid and disturbing collection of stories. While not every tale in this collection grabbed me, the writing is superb throughout. My favorite thing about this collection is how Demmer (for the most part) takes the normal, mundane bits of daily life and casts a dark shadow over them. Two stories will definitely stay with me: Voodoo Child and Hangman. Kids are creepy, right?
This is a quick collection of flash horror and it is done right! Each story is unnerving in its own way, with some being left for you to draw your own conclusions. It’s an ideal blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy. An easy 5 stars for me and I’d recommend it to anyone!
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Flash fiction is fairly new to me. I don't read a lot of stories in magazines, and I'm beginning to think that I need to change that. I'm thrilled that Demmer and Unnerving Magazine released this book of his flash fiction in a single volume. There isn't a dud in the entire bunch, and I really enjoyed this short and immensely entertaining collection. I read this one straight through, but I kept thinking how nice it would be t ...more
Strap on your seatbelt because this flash fiction ride is about to give you whiplash with all its twists and turns. Each story either drops you off safely at the end of the road, or (more often than not) leaves you needing a neck brace. Either way, you most likely won’t see it coming. Demmer’s adventures (sometimes at sea, as the title promises) winds us through the past, present, or future, using various perspectives, which is part of this author’s charm. Be sure to put on the brakes a little, ...more
This author never disappoints in coming up with unique, impressively well-written shorts. This collection of 23 stories has a little bit of everything – from crime to love to androids to the worst English class imaginable. There’s a great balance of creepy, troubling, sometimes funny (in an “oh, that’s terrible” grinning kind of way), and heart-wrenching tales.
I also love that these stories aren’t straight horror aimed for gore and terror only. They feel more akin to the works of Poe – there’s a ...more
I don’t read many anthologies, particularly the flash fiction variety, but Calvin Demmer is a fantastic storyteller so I decided to take a leap outside my comfort zone. I don’t think I will be able to do this collection justice but here I go.
Each story varies in length, some being as short as a few pages. It takes a very strong writer to capture a reader with the average short story, nevermind 5 pages but this author is talented enough to do that and more. He has created a collection that is cap ...more