First Contact

      Matthew Barrett
First Contact

A collection of short stories, dealing mostly with science fiction and fantasy themes. First contact is about making first contact with an alien species. Crucifixion is about a scientific discovery. Jack and Jill is a murder mystery. Heroics is about saving the princess from a rival. Reawakening is about an elf who feels alone. But all of these stories twist from expectations in the end.A collection of short stories, dealing mostly with science fiction and fantasy themes, the expectations of these and how they differ from reality. First contact is about making first contact with an alien species. Crucifixion is about a scientific discovery. Jack and Jill is a murder mystery. Heroics is about saving the princess from a rival. Reawakening is about an elf who feels alone. But all of these stories twist from expectations in the end. Each story is short and can be read quickly.

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