Friday, January 29, 2016

Review: The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez

The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria is a 4 star collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories by Carlos Hernandez.

The topics of the stories are varied and most have a Cuban as the lead character. From the ghost of a man's mother living in a bullet hole in a wall, to a selkie-like creature, to people masquerading as robotic pandas the book is full of interesting stories. The last story in the book is the one that gives the book it's title. It wasn't my favorite, but it shows that Santeria is an adaptable religion if nothing else.

Most of the stories have some humor to them as well as being creative. Some of the stories end kind of abruptly, but it works for them. They are short stories after all and not novellas.

I would recommend this collection for people who enjoy their science fiction and fantasy with a dash of humor and an interesting cultural perspective.

I gave this book 4 stars for the quality of the writing and because I enjoyed it. It's due out February 15, 2016 from Rosarium Publishing.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.