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Guns Gods & Robots by Brady Koch

Genre: Anthology, Sci-fi, Horror   Format: eBook   
Publication Date: 12/23/2015
Source: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


Guns Gods & Robots by Brady Koch is a collection of seven stories ranging from science fiction to horror described on Amazon as:
Guns: A girl’s birthday wish comes true when she gets to spend an afternoon on a manhunt with her lawman father.
Gods: An old man discovers his crops aren't the only dead things on his farm.
Robots: A heartless machine built for compassion malfunctions, leading its engineer on a race to fix the corruption before it spreads.

Human nature in the face of impossible choices is at the core of each post-apocalypse, undead resurgence, and domestic automation gone wrong featured in Guns, Gods & Robots. Brady Koch remixes classic science fiction conventions to offer new deviations on the genre that range from the uplifting to the horrifying. Collected here for the first time, these seven stories and novellas will spark your imagination while also keep you awake all night.


The science fiction novellas in Guns Gods & Robots reminded me of The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury while the horror short novellas reminded me of the short stories that Stephen King wrote earlier in his career. I found each of the short stories in this book mind-bending, intelligent, and enjoyable; each story is multi-faceted and brilliantly written.

Each story has its own unique plot and characteristics:

Numbers 16:32 is heartbreaking and beautiful.

X-Mas For a Half Life is whimsical and delightful.

Popular Mechanics for Young Widows seemed a bit sad at first, but ends with a macabre twist.

The story Fighting Weight reminded me a little bit of Stephen King's Thinner in tone, and I was glad that I had not eaten shortly before reading it.

Sangrimal takes readers to a setting like the Wild West, but the ending is anything but predictable.

Timothy is a bit humorous, sad, and thought-provoking. I mentioned this story to Kyle and he found it interesting.

3rd Flight reminded me a bit of Ray Bradbury's writing; Koch did a great job with the details in the setting, and I found the plot engaging.

Guns Gods & Robots is an engaging book; I ended up reading the book cover-to-cover in a day. I definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy earlier science fiction novels and psychological horrors.

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