Genre: Short Story Collection/Speculative Fiction
“A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs is a collection of weird, speculative fiction containing four stories of people exploring strange places and situations, from a newly-discovered civilization of six-foot-tall talking slugs to being haunted by a man in a dark chocolate suit. Whether waking up in a prison camp or navigating a city full of copies of themselves, the characters in these stories are bent on understanding their world, even if that understanding also means the end of the world they thought they knew.”
Andrew Kozma is an award-winning author based in Houston, Texas. For more, visit his blog.
I’d read another short collection of four stories by Andrew Kozma early this year, so decided to give this one a spin as well. The results are much the same. I called it a change of pace last time and, unless you read a steady diet of strange, weird, unusual and whatever words your thesaurus has for offbeat and different speculative fiction, it will be a change of pace for you too. This guy has an imagination and can string words together fairly well too.
No significant issues
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 9-10,000 words