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Tunnel Vision, from Hank Quense, now available
A collection of twenty humorous fantasy and science fiction stories, it is initially available as an ebook from Mobipocket. A Kindle version is also available from Amazon.com. A print edition will be available at the end of the summer.
By: Hank Quense
The title refers to the ability of most people to selectively filter events to observe only what they want to observe and to ignore everything else, including a large slice of reality.
Perhaps the author Jan Clark, described the collection best with this review:
Comic relief--inspired zaniness
* In a not-so-distant version of our own future, the United States military operates on funding from advertising sponsors, and subsidies from the entertainment industry. This has some predictable, or maybe not-so-predictable, results when one beleaguered officer shows a little initiative.
* The three witches from Macbeth take steps to protect the Loch Ness monster, while they search for love, or some semblance thereof.
* Lucretia Borgia, on a temporary assignment to recruit for Hell, strikes a blow for women's rights and finds true love.
* Homeland security zeroes in on undead baseball players in New York.
And that's just the beginning.
If you're tired of science fiction and fantasy that take themselves too seriously, or just want a little relief from the horrors of the daily news, this collection will have you chuckling, snickering, and maybe laughing out loud. Quense has sharpened his satirical pen to let the hot air out of everything from historical characters and classic literature to politics and national defense. Yet "many a truth is spoken in jest" and you'll find plenty of food for thought between giggling fits and guffaws.
Quense's stories are filled with unlikely heroes whose courage and idealism are exceeded only by their inability to understand human relationships. They bumble their way to victory, only to find they failed to failed to understand the situation. Both rescuer and rescued are afflicted with "tunnel vision" and can't see the big picture. But the reader can, and therein lies much of the humor, as we observe human foibles from a safe distance.
The ebook version from Mobipocket is available here:https://www.mobipocket.com/
The Kindle version is available from Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/
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I write humorous science fiction and fantasy stories along with an occasional non-fiction article. A previous novel, Fool's Gold is available from Amazon. com and Mobipocket. See my website http://hankquense.com for more information about me and my writing.