The Uncanny Valley by Gregory Miller & John York (Illustrator)

The Uncanny Valley: Tales from a Lost Town - Gregory Miller, John York

Reposting because this collection is free today, here: Uncanny Valley

 

This collection was fantastic!

 

Thirty-Three Tales. Thirty-Three Tellers. One Lost Town.

 

This is a collection of stories written by people that live in the Uncanny Valley. According to the super-cool premise, these 33 stories were culled from over 12,000 stories received as part of a contest, the goal of which was to write a story about why your hometown is special.

 

Each story here lists the name, age and occupation of the author. These range from the very young to the very old and include everything in between. The only thing they have in common is the Uncanny Valley.

 

There are a few wonderful illustrations that punch up the stories and I loved them. I liked being able to use my Kindle's zoom feature, so I could look more closely at the details.

 

I found this collection to be both utterly charming and creepy. I thought the premise was unique and fun. The short stories are actually short which was refreshing and made this book very hard to put down.

 

I highly recommend this collection! There's something in it for everyone.