A review of Deluge, Edited by Allen Taylor
I have a lot of respect for the work of the Editor of this multi-Author volume of Deluge related stories. Mr. Taylor has gone to a lot of work to put it together. I know this, for a fact. Getting multiple Authors to go along with any agenda not of their own making is like herding cats. The cats have lots of fun, but the corral gate never gets shut.
All of the stories and poetic prose in this book are excellent work. Do you want to know what a day in the life of God is like? Do you want to experience the slow flooding of the world with water, as you climb higher and higher to live? Do you just want to experience strange twists to the general theme of the Flood that you never thought of before? If you answered any of these questions with a ‘yes’, then this is the book for you.
Every story in this book was entertaining to me, but there were a few of them that I considered my favorites. Among these were Dreams of the Moon by Lorina Stephens, Aqualung by Anne Carly Abad, Fields of the Nephilim by Alex S. Johnson, The Sharptooth by Terry Alexander, and Angelblood by Frank Sawielijew. You might want to read the stories. You definitely need to keep your eyes on these Writers.
Aqualung is prose on the subject that tickled my meaning bone, Fields of the Nephilim is just plain funny (and a little bit randy), and the other three tales bring strange tones to the subject matter that most readers will appreciate.
The stories are all loosely based on the story of the Biblical Flood, but do not let that bother you. Even if you are intensely antireligious, these stories will bother you in their own right, not because of any religious content.
All in all, I would give this book a well-deserved five stars. Read it. You will not regret it.