Three broken people; a monk bearing a terrible scar, a warrior facing a terrible sorrow, a woman hiding a terrible past face a relentless army so hard to defeat it might as well be invincible. Genetically-altered residents of a volcanic desert struggle to preserve their intangible culture as nanomachines transform the world around them. A population of slaves engineered to love its masters comes to grips with their sudden absence, while one man travels to the center of the galaxy to find out where they have gone. Supermassive black holes at the end of the universe contemplate the cacophony before and the quiet ahead; mourning, eulogizing, and creating something altogether new. These and other stories await you in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales by Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award shortlisted and Pushcart Prize nominated author C.S. MacCath.
I loved this book. The short stories are all about redemption and the prose is so beautiful. I loved each story in this anthology. Even though the stories are short the characters are well fleshed out and you end up totally invested in each story, I highly recommend.
Electa Graham at Amazon.com
MacCath is a word-smith. We don't have enough of those anymore. This collection of stories is visual, visceral, so carefully crafted that they're both science fiction and literature at the same time. I look forward to seeing what MacCath has for us in the future.
Kimberly at Goodreads.com