Sink or Swim - S.L. Viehl

This anthology is available on the author's blog at

Rating is 3.47 out of 5 stars, so a little above average. Some really good stories and some stinkers.

1. Selene's Dagger (Holly Noriko #1, Stardoc Universe). A really good story about a Lunar Marshall trying to find a killer and then trying to stop him. 5 stars

2. Mandylion. Jesus was a clone. 1/2 star

3. Scratch Fever. A virus from cats starts killing humans until a scientist finds a solution that not everyone may want. Good story. 3-1/2 stars.

4. Rule Number One (Mercy #1 Stardoc universe). A day in the life of a brothel in space. Very good story. 4 stars

5. SOFACon. An alien goes to sci-fi conference (although they don't like that hyphenated word) and finds it ridiculous. 2-1/2 stars.

6. Revisions. A writers characters are sick of her changes and call her on it, literally. 2-1/2 stars.

7. Box. A body is destroyed and then a consciousness to replaced. This was a pretty good story. 3-1/2 stars.

8. HODS. A mutation experiment mutates into something better? Really strange, horrible story. 2-1/2 stars.

9. Dark Side. An older "astronaut" stops a set-up and then appears vindicated. At first I thought it was about the "Big G" God and was a little concerned. It turned out to be a good story. 3-1/2 stars.

10. Engaging the Enemy (Stardoc Cut Scene). Loved this. Cherijo introduces the Jorenians to capture the flag in the mud. 4 stars

11. Quorum. A scientist virtually meets a killing bacteria and they come to a compromise. I enjoyed this story. 3-1/2 stars

12. Professional Courtesy (Mercy #2, Stardoc Universe). Unhealthy competition for the brothel and the steps they take to mitigate it. Love it! 4 stars

13. Shadow Zone (Holly Noriko #2, Stardoc Universe). For some reason I was hoping that the father would show up and change his mindset. Didn't happen. In my opinion, this would be a really great series. 5 stars

14. Mind's Eye. A brain sync helps a blind man see and a paralyzed woman feel. Then they fight crime. Enjoyed it. 4 stars.

15. Reparation. Reconstructs (human brains/cyborg body) find out what there life was like before and seek justice. I liked this one too. 4 stars.