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    Alien Legends: A Selection from the Repository of your mind to the splendor of other worlds, to fantastic creatures so alike you humans in some ways, yet in other ways so different Learn the cautionary tales of those whose lives played out eons before your ownAlien Legends A Selection from the Repository of Imagination collectsseparate stories suitable for young humans aged years, and for older readers whose sense of wonder is still functional I shall need a tale from you, my friend."/>
  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Alien Legends: A Selection from the Repository of Imagination
  • Gill Shutt
  • English
  • 08 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Alien Legends: A Selection from the Repository of Imagination

  1. Sarah-Jayne Briggs Sarah-Jayne Briggs says:

    This review may contain spoilers I received this book as part of the readreviewrepeat offer by Grey Hart Press Publishers.When I was younger, I used to really love reading myths and legends particularly about the Greek gods, but I liked other kinds, too As I ve grown older, I ve turnedto novels rather than short story collections, for the simple fact that most collections have become to me, at least fairly boring to read.The idea behind this book was a fairly unique one This review may contain spoilers I received this book as part of the readreviewrepeat offer by Grey Hart Press Publishers.When I was younger, I used to really love reading myths and legends particularly about the Greek gods, but I liked other kinds, too As I ve grown older, I ve turnedto novels rather than short story collections, for the simple fact that most collections have become to me, at least fairly boring to read.The idea behind this book was a fairly unique one giving a tale for a tale in return kind of a bargaining system It was interesting to read the little bits written by the narrator those short paragraphs indicated quite a bit about his personality and history, without detracting much from the story It helped that those parts were written in a different form, so I didn t confuse them with the stories themselves.I liked the fact that a lot of the stories were written in very different styles, from the two that readlike songs, to the one that used colours to describe emotions feelings Some were short and others were long so long that they had to be split into parts To be honest, I didn t really like that so much I m not keen on stories being split in that way, even though I know that one of them, put together, would have been really long.I would have liked to readof the background of the narrator, I have to say I would have been interested to learnof the different planets and their inhabitants by seeing it through the eyes of the person taking the stories down I liked it the way it was I was just curious to learnof the different planets.It s hard to pick a favourite out of the stories, because I liked them all in different ways, even the ones that didn t end too well Shen and Tok s tale was interesting I liked the way that they both rescued each other and what eventually happened to them was fairly interesting and particularly well done I also liked the final story the relationship between Kiri and Joneal developed quite nicely, without any of the instant love so prevalent in even most novel length books now.Although this book is primarily science fiction, I think it would appeal to fantasy lovers, too All in all, I really liked this book I would definitely read it again


  2. Annabelle Heath Annabelle Heath says:

    Greyheart Press are publishers of speculative fiction in both the standard novel form, and in short stories, novellas and novelettes It s interesting to see that publishers are embracing the e book form and the popularity of shorter fiction, and I was intrigued to see what Greyhart Press were producing So, when the opportunity to Beta read one of their upcoming novels came up, I jumped on the chance.Alien Legends by Gill Shutt actually comes under the umbrella of Greyheart Press s YA imprint Greyheart Press are publishers of speculative fiction in both the standard novel form, and in short stories, novellas and novelettes It s interesting to see that publishers are embracing the e book form and the popularity of shorter fiction, and I was intrigued to see what Greyhart Press were producing So, when the opportunity to Beta read one of their upcoming novels came up, I jumped on the chance.Alien Legends by Gill Shutt actually comes under the umbrella of Greyheart Press s YA imprint The Repository of Imagination It s a project that offers to trade A Tale for a Tale readers submitting stories about alien worlds from their own imaginations, and receiving another tale in return It s an interesting idea, and I m all for anything that encourages young people to read and write Alien Legends is a collection of tales from the Repository.If the purpose of the book is to give the reader a flavour of alien worlds, then it s entirely successful Some of the tales are similar in structure and style to Earth mythology and legend, many of the characters relatable and almost human in their actions However, the presence of the alien is prominent The cadence and rhythms of some of the tales, the syntax and vocabulary, are all cleverly used as much as the descriptions of alien worlds to create a sense of the other Most of the pieces are flash fiction barely large enough to take a bite of, let alone sink your teeth into But, perhaps wisely, there are a number of longer, meatier stories, for the reader to really engage with My favourite stories were the Rites of Passage featuring friends Shen and Tok undertaking a series of trials together, and the Endings stories about a girl with a special mission and how she was born.That s not to say the shorter stories aren t enjoyable The little flavours of alien worlds were intriguing It made me think a lot of myths and parables from other cultures on our own planet, and how alien they can be to us, but actually that all stories generally seek to explain the big ideas who are we Why are we here The variety of imagination on show throughout was incredible I loved the idea of gaseous aliens that project what their visitors want to see into their minds, of aliens that think of everything emotions and experiences as colours It was a book I didn t have the time or leisure to just dip into, but wished I had I would recommend it as the best way of reading Sample a little of an alien world, savour it, think on it for a while, before moving on to the next


  3. Linda Rawlins Linda Rawlins says:

    I read Alien Legends with a friend I was drawn in by the beginning which presented a potential wonderland of Sci fi short stories for ages 13 and up I immediately asked a friend, who is a Sci Fi lover to read it as well I am attaching her review as well.ALIEN LEGENDS a selection from the REPOSITORY OF IMAGINATIONGill ShuttGreyhart Press, 2012This compendium of short stories and two novellas immersed me in an alien universe from the title page Collected by a traveler of the universe, each o I read Alien Legends with a friend I was drawn in by the beginning which presented a potential wonderland of Sci fi short stories for ages 13 and up I immediately asked a friend, who is a Sci Fi lover to read it as well I am attaching her review as well.ALIEN LEGENDS a selection from the REPOSITORY OF IMAGINATIONGill ShuttGreyhart Press, 2012This compendium of short stories and two novellas immersed me in an alien universe from the title page Collected by a traveler of the universe, each one brings to life a new world populated by beings that share their tales in their own unique voice In every story, the world, its people and its culture are clarified as much by the names Shutt bestows upon her creatures and their habitat as through the story itself Whether the tales are framed as poetry, song or prose Shutt gives life to their being with a prodigious gift for choosing remarkably evocative names I am not usually a short story fan but found this collection absorbing My only complaint is that I would have preferred the Rites of Passage and the Endings pair both novellas kept together rather than split into parts with stories interspersed between them In fact, I would like to see both expanded to full length novels they grabbed me and wouldn t let go Like all truly good writing, these stories and the concept itself is still percolating through my mind and likely will be for some time to come.Shari SanfordThe Paperback ExchangeBelmar, NJAugust, 2013


  4. Cat Cat says:

    Disclaimer Beta reader for this bookGreat assortment of alien stories Only two of the species worlds featured in this book have multiple stories, but both are unique in their own way I like the way the book opens and why there s a collection to begin with.


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