Title: The Parasite from Protospace and other stories
Author: Brett Petersen
Genre: Dystopian Short Story
# of pages: 169
Released on: 22nd Jan 2020
Published by: Clash Books
Brett Petersen sci-fi anthology Parasite from Proto Space and other stories is quirky and lingers on your mind.
A funeral machine that eats up teenagers, to memory eating worms on what left earth, to a boy who is scared of crows, to a frog baby who moves across time and space. These are few of the stories that revolve around human emotions in a distorted world.
Petersen has used a brilliant technique of showing the perception of the world is mind-dependent. What we see is through a mirror of mind and emotions. It’s our experiences that distorts the world around us.
My favourite is Memory Eaters, it’s one of the stories written with vivid description and, its ending is emotional. Petersen, with a casual approach, talked about sensitive topics and moral implications.
The book is thought-provoking and completely unusual from the books in this genre. This book should be read for its sheer quirkiness.
Thank you, Brett Petersen, for the copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
About The Author:
Brett Petersen is a writer, musician and artist from Albany, New York, whose high-functioning autism only enhances his creativity. He earned his B.A. in English from the College of Saint Rose in 2011, and since then, his stories and poems have appeared in over a dozen print and online publications. “The Parasite From Proto Space & Other Stories” is his first book, and unless he is apprehended by the Trump Regime for being an outspoken autistic, will certainly not be his last. Academic critics should note that the subject matter of his stories and his taste in literature in general was heavily inspired by Japanese role-playing video games such as Xenogears, Chrono Trigger, and Shin Megami Tensei.