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Værker af KJ Kabza

The Ramshead Algorithm: And Other Stories (2018) 24 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Water: a history {short story} (2019) 8 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Leafsmith In Love 2 eksemplarer
Heart of Brass (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Heaventide [short story] 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Game Room [short story] 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
This Is a Letter to My Son [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
One-Sided [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Under Stars (2014) 1 eksemplar
Through Spaces 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Some of the Best from 2019 Edition: A Original (2020) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Six (2014) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July/August 2011, Vol. 121, Nos. 1 & 2 (2011) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Not Just Rockets and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year One (2012) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer Short Fiction: Fall 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wtf?! (2011) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Like a Breath of Flame (2012) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Like Heaven and Hell: Erotic Tales of Angels and Demons (2011) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #168 (2015) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Two (2011) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #277 (2019) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #211 (2016) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Daily Science Fiction: November 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Daily Science Fiction: March 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Daily Science Fiction: October 2012 (2012) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Daily Science Fiction: July 2013 (2013) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse

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Kanonisk navn
Kabza, KJ
Andre navne
Kabza, K. J.
Kabza, Kassidy Jack



One of the things that I learnt from reading Science Fiction when I was young was that short stories can contain entire worlds and can anchor themselves to my imagination as firmly as any novel. Done well, they can be intense, illuminating and completely satisfying.

'Water: A History' is only seventeen pages long but in it, I visited a different world and met a remarkable woman. It's the kind of short story that first made me fall in love with Science Fiction. It's about emotions and choices and consequences and what it means to be human rather than about science and it feels tureen the way that only good fiction can.

This is the story of a woman (we never discover her name) who has outlived all of her contemporaries and is facing the end of her days. She lives in an enclosed colony on a planet that was supposed to have enough water to support human life but which turned out to be both arid and toxic. Let me introduce you to her with a quote that speaks to her character and way of thinking

Since Adrianna Fang died last year, I’m the oldest one left. I’m supposed to feel sad and alone, maybe, or at least the chill of my looming mortality, but I don’t feel that way at all. Instead, I feel wonderfully unmoored. I am now the only person in the colony of Isla who has any direct memories of Earth. This means that I can abuse this position at my pleasure and tell them all kinds of bullshit stories they have no way of disputing. It’s my way of getting back at them for the way they treat me now: like some kind of minor god rather than a human being.

She is a strong woman who has walked her own path since childhood. Along much of that journey, she was accompanied by Sadie, the love of her life. Now Sadie is dead and she is alone amongst people who don't have the memories to understand her context. Until she meets a young girl called Lia and a new friendship begins.

I lost myself completely in this story because I believed completely in the person telling it. I felt I knew her. I admired her. I understood her choices and wished I had the courage to make the same kind of choices, although I know that, like most people, I don't.

If you want to travel to a different world that still poses the same challenge to people who want to follow their hearts rather than the rules, then read 'Water: A History' and meet an old woman and a young girl and let them live in your imagination. They may make you cry but they'll also give you hope.
… (mere)
MikeFinnFiction | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 21, 2022 |
3.5 stars

Really inspires appreciation for our home planet.
Also, people being this stupid? Not as far-fetched as we would like it to be.
QuirkyCat_13 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 20, 2022 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
[Note: I got the book via the Early Reviewers program]

The short stories in this book are quite strange. I am not sure where to put them: it's a mix between sci-fi and fantasy with a good part of horror, at least in the first stories. I found some of them a bit disturbing, but this is a problem of mine; the prose is quite good and Kabza is really able to set up the atmospheres, even if sometimes the endings are disappointing. Among the stories, I liked The Ramshead Algorithm, the setting of Heaventide and the space travel of We Don’t Talk About Death: all of these stories have something non standard. The last story, You Can Take It With You, is a novelette; its end is a bit too quick, which is unfortunate since the idea and the plot in the first 80 pages or so were really good. Overall, a very good book.

Keep in mind that for people like me for whom English is not the mother tongue, the language Kabza uses is sometimes difficult: it could took me some pages before I grasped the meaning of a key word.
… (mere)
.mau. | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 2, 2018 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I have been reading this book in the bus from work to home. You should indeed, as the introduction says, read one story at a time.
It was ... intriguing. Lovely stories, cruel stories, stories which made you think again.
The story Heaventide was my absolute favorite.
Corrie57 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 25, 2018 |

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