Synopses & Reviews
In this impressive collection, rising talent Scott William Carter showcases his considerable storytelling skills, taking readers on thrilling journeys that stretch the imagination and expand the laws of what is possible. Within these eighteen tales of wonder and magic, readers will experience a gamut of emotions, as Carter plumbs the depths of love and fear and the rest of the umbrella of the human psyche, always with one eye toward spinning yarns that will leave readers well satisfied and more than a little thoughtful. Whether his words lead to the edges of known space, to the fringes of understood time, or the wholesomeness of an American farm, time and again readers will find themselves encountering places and experiences that transcend the mere expected and delight the soul.
The Dinosaur Diaries marks a collection not to be missed. Scott is one of those rare writers who can and does cross genres, and do it well. You never know what kind of story you'll get from him, but you do know that it'll be good. --Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo-award winning author and editor
Road Gamble is] a nice little tale of human weakness, retribution and, yes, redemption. In the hands of a lesser writer, this would be corny as hell. But somewhat like Stephen King with his 'Night Flyer', Carter brings it off.... I know that I enjoyed this book--even after rereading all the stories several times, as I usually do when reviewing. They all hold up after multiple readings, and some are still gems--and a story has to be good to still work after you've read it the third time in a row.... I liked The Dinosaur Diaries. I think you will too. --Tangent Online