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Kaiju Rising Age of Monsters

Giant monsters and tremendous havoc brought to you by master authors Larry Correia James Lovegrove Peter Clines and many many Kaiju Rising Age of Monsters is a collection of 23 stories focused around the theme of strange creatures in the vein of Pacific Rim Godzilla Cloverfield and The anthology opens with a foreword by JEREMY ROBINSON author of Project Nemesis the highest selling Kaiju novel in the United States since the old Godzilla books and perhaps even than those From New York Times bestsellers to indie darlings Kaiju Rising Age Yes I am the project creator and co editor of KAIJU RISING Age of Monsters Yes that does make me super biased Yes KRAoM is the greatest anthology ever assembled bias or not KAIJU RISING is the realization of a dream It is the product of a lot of hard work from a lot of amazing people I don't give KAIJU RISING 5 stars because it's my baby and Joe's and Tim's strange parents I know I give it 5 stars because our authors were able to make a pipe dream a reality And then our artists were able to illustrate that reality But honestly it's the backers that have earned these 5 stars KAIJU RISING is the best anthology we could make because it's exactly what you deserve Within the pages of this book you'll find stories that will make you laugh and punch the air and maybe even cry There's so much diversity in these stories it was a blast to read and reread and edit them It was an honor to work with all of these great minds I hope you enjoy KAIJU RISING Age of Monsters as much as I do Cheers

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Of Monsters features authors that are perfectly suited for writing larger than life storiesTABLE OF CONTENTSForeword – Jeremy RobinsonBig Ben and the End of the Pier Show – James LovegroveThe Conversion – David AnnandaleDay of the Demigods – Peter StensonThe Lighthouse Keeper of Kurohaka Island – Kane GilmourOccupied – Natania BarronOne Last Round – Nathan BlackThe Serpent’s Heart – Howard Andrew JonesMonstruo – Mike MacLeanThe Behemoth – Jonathan WoodThe Greatest Hunger – Jaym GatesHeartland – Shane Berryhi Monsters in film and literature now there is an exciting plot device to look at No matter how ugly the movie is or poorly written the story I do try to find a bit of excitement among them all The concept of Kaiju as a monster threat was something I came to know only post Pacific Rim and the new Godzilla So you can imagine my joy when coming across a 500 page book with short stories that only feature the giant monsters I wasn’t disappointed this is one real badass collection of Kaiju storiesFor the uninitiated the word Kaiju is said to mean ‘Strange Creature’ in Japanese There are monsters that rise from the sea and the ones that drop from the sky there are the ones that are malevolent and some that are neutral but they are all on a scale of size which will make a full grown T Rex run shrieking back home to hisher mommy They run rampage through our cities conventional weapons are useless against them and we only have two options perish uietly or die trying There are stories here that shadow Pacific Rim a huge Robot battling the monster and stories told from the monster’s POV but what stands out are the stories of inconseuential humans desperately trying to stay alive in their own homes A detailed review of each of the stories in the book will make this an incredibly long review so here are some of my favorites Big Ben The End Of The Piershow by James Lovegrove Borrows heavily from Pacific Rim but the story of a small town businessman and how he manages to make his little business thrive following a robot vs Kaiju battle is oddly funny and had me shaking my head with a smile by the time I finished the taleThe Conversion by David Annandale The last stages of the apocalypse are here This is one of the grimmest tales in the whole collection There is also a religious touch to the story but the climax is utterly despairingThe Lighthouse Keeper of Kurohaka Island by Kane Gilmour A father and a son who travel to a deserted island as keepers of a Kaiju sized secret The best part of this tale is the backdrop and the ambience that it creates It is eerie and rather effectiveOne Last Round by Nathan Black You all know this guy the veteran of a hundred fights and skirmishes who lives somewhere in your neighborhood An utter and absolute thug but still a lovable one if someone does trouble him you elbow your way up front and say ’He might be a thug but he is ours so get outta here ’ Reimagine the thug as a Kaiju battling Robot and watch him go head on with a big mean bugger on the streets This story is like watching Rocky you know he is gonna win but he is beat to pulp by the time he does win The Behemoth by Jonathan Wood What if the bigger monster was not the Kaiju but the men who drove the robots into battle ? In this story the Kaiju takes a backseat and just appears as another character in the backdrop It is the story of a robot pilot ambitious brash arrogant and a substance abuser A fine and dark character study Four and half stars worth of materialOf the Earth of the Sky of the Sea by Patrick M Tracy and Paul Genesse This can be called a novella for the sheer length The presence of Kaiju as spirits of nature in feudal Japan is a totally different shade of color This story is written in a very impassioned way such that it is difficult to not feel for the land and the KaijuBig Dog by Timot The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox ugly the movie is or poorly written the story I do try to find a bit of excitement among them all The concept of Kaiju as a monster threat was something I came to know only post Pacific Rim and the new Godzilla So you can imagine my joy when coming across a 500 page book with short stories that only feature the giant monsters I wasn’t disappointed this is one real badass collection of Kaiju storiesFor the The Illusionists uninitiated the word Kaiju is said to mean ‘Strange Creature’ in Japanese There are monsters that rise from the sea and the ones that drop from the sky there are the ones that are malevolent and some that are neutral but they are all on a scale of size which will make a full grown T Rex run shrieking back home to hisher mommy They run rampage through our cities conventional weapons are Planet of the Bugs useless against them and we only have two options perish Fishes of the Open Ocean uietly or die trying There are stories here that shadow Pacific Rim a huge Robot battling the monster and stories told from the monster’s POV but what stands out are the stories of inconseuential humans desperately trying to stay alive in their own homes A detailed review of each of the stories in the book will make this an incredibly long review so here are some of my favorites Big Ben The End Of The Piershow by James Lovegrove Borrows heavily from Pacific Rim but the story of a small town businessman and how he manages to make his little business thrive following a robot vs Kaiju battle is oddly funny and had me shaking my head with a smile by the time I finished the taleThe Conversion by David Annandale The last stages of the apocalypse are here This is one of the grimmest tales in the whole collection There is also a religious touch to the story but the climax is Out of Bounds (Boundaries, utterly despairingThe Lighthouse Keeper of Kurohaka Island by Kane Gilmour A father and a son who travel to a deserted island as keepers of a Kaiju sized secret The best part of this tale is the backdrop and the ambience that it creates It is eerie and rather effectiveOne Last Round by Nathan Black You all know this guy the veteran of a hundred fights and skirmishes who lives somewhere in your neighborhood An Grass, Sky, Song utter and absolute thug but still a lovable one if someone does trouble him you elbow your way Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos up front and say ’He might be a thug but he is ours so get outta here ’ Reimagine the thug as a Kaiju battling Robot and watch him go head on with a big mean bugger on the streets This story is like watching Rocky you know he is gonna win but he is beat to pulp by the time he does win The Behemoth by Jonathan Wood What if the bigger monster was not the Kaiju but the men who drove the robots into battle ? In this story the Kaiju takes a backseat and just appears as another character in the backdrop It is the story of a robot pilot ambitious brash arrogant and a substance abuser A fine and dark character study Four and half stars worth of materialOf the Earth of the Sky of the Sea by Patrick M Tracy and Paul Genesse This can be called a novella for the sheer length The presence of Kaiju as spirits of nature in feudal Japan is a totally different shade of color This story is written in a very impassioned way such that it is difficult to not feel for the land and the KaijuBig Dog by Timot

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LlDevil’s Cap Brawl – Edward M ErdelacShaktarra – Sean ShermanOf the Earth of the Sky of the Sea – Patrick M Tracy and Paul GenesseThe Flight of the Red Monsters – Bonnie Jo StufflebeamOperation Starfish – Peter RawlikWith Bright Shining Faces – JC KochThe Banner of the Bent Cross – Peter ClinesFall of Babylon – James MaxeyDead Man’s Bones – Josh ReynoldsStormrise – Erin HoffmanBig Dog – Timothy W LongThe Great Sea Beast – Larry CorreiaAnimikii vs Mishipeshu – CL WernerThe Turn of the Card – James Swall Really fantastic anthology about big monsters Everything is covered from POV's different time periods small large and epic scale battles It's no surprise that the stories with a bit of Asian flavour come off as authentic and cultured I think giant robots fighting monsters was probably their first concept and it has been refined and re explored since then

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