The worlds fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.For the sea was a fair master....
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The Sea Was a Fair Master Reviews
I've been familiar with Calvin Demmer's work for a while now, after we were both published in Sanitarium Magazine way back in 2015. Since then I've been really enjoying his stories which have been regularly appearing on my favourite sites such as, Deadman's Tome, Siren's Call, Dark Gothic Resurrected and most recently the Hardened Hearts Anthology by Unnerving Magazine.
The Sea Was a Fair Master is Calvin Demmer's first collection of short stories, available from Unnerving and I was delighted to ...more
Wow, I really enjoyed these short stories...it's really amazing how the longest story in this book was maybe 4 or 5 pages long and could portray an entire story...some of them leaving you to decide what happens after the words on the page stop. I liked that these stories were a good mix up of fantasy, horror, sci-fy, and crime fiction. If you want a few short stories to read here and there I would recommend this book but honestly I ended up reading this in one sitting!
My favorite 5 Star short s ...more
Usain Bolt is the fastest 100/200m runner. You know how fast can he run a mile?
No one does. He never has.
See my point? No? (Maybe that’s because I stole it from this article where they used it about something much more relevant.)
Whatever. You already know you’re never gonna see “The Posthumously Unearthed Flash Fiction of Norman Mailer.” Jonathan Franzen’s National Book Award-nominated pamphlet. Ayn Rand for Those in a Hurry.
Proust wrote sentences longer (and far more forgettable) than some of t ...more
A talented author knows how to set the tone, the atmosphere and tell their story. In the case of author Calvin Demmer, he set that tone, that atmosphere and told several short stories without missing a beat! THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER is dark, edgy reading with hints of horror, the unbelievable, the gut-clenching and the just plain creepy.
Several of the twenty-three tales told could easily be expanded into longer, and probably more gruesome tales, but most importantly, each one is complete or lea ...more
Genre - Horror/Short Story
Pages - 83
Publication Info - June 5, 2018
Format - Kindle
Stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Calvin Demmer is an author that is fairly new to me. I’ve read some of his short stories in other anthologies that were authored by various authors and was quite impressed. So, when I was asked to read and review “The Sea Was A Fair Master” by Calvin Demmer I jumped at the opportunity. This book consists of 23 short stories touching on various sub-genres within the horror genre. Some of the horror is s ...more
A solid and disturbing collection of stories. While not every tale in this collection grabbed me, the writing is superb throughout. My favorite thing about this collection is how Demmer (for the most part) takes the normal, mundane bits of daily life and casts a dark shadow over them. Two stories will definitely stay with me: Voodoo Child and Hangman. Kids are creepy, right?
This is a quick collection of flash horror and it is done right! Each story is unnerving in its own way, with some being left for you to draw your own conclusions. It’s an ideal blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy. An easy 5 stars for me and I’d recommend it to anyone!
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Flash fiction is fairly new to me. I don't read a lot of stories in magazines, and I'm beginning to think that I need to change that. I'm thrilled that Demmer and Unnerving Magazine released this book of his flash fiction in a single volume. There isn't a dud in the entire bunch, and I really enjoyed this short and immensely entertaining collection. I read this one straight through, but I kept thinking how nice it would be t ...more