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REVIEW: Dreamics #1

Book Title: Dreamics #1

Book Description: Dreamics #1 gives us a total of five short stories.

In the first story, “Japanese Mafia”, a couple visits an old friend’s house. They go for a ride in a helicopter/drone. Then things take a twist and the couple finds themselves returning fire in a shootout with the Japanese Mafia.

In the second story, “A Summer Nights Dream”, a woman has a dream about an amazing cleaner that will revolutionize the industry…. and keep her company from going under.

The third story, “Escaping Security”, is about a business having a brainstorming session in a canopy tent out in the wilderness. Things are progressing nicely until a professional wrestler joins the mix. There ends up being a throw down in a ring until the people from the meeting can escape in the back of a semi truck’s trailer that appears to be covered in cling wrap.

“Lightning Strikes” is the fourth story in this anthology. It’s a tale of things that go bump in the dark when a house loses power in a storm.

The final story, “Swortsanizzle Ascension”, is about a top-secret base in Cuba. After an explosion, a gorilla is on the loose and ready to cause some chaos.

Book Author: Nathan Murray

Publisher - Orgnization: The DreamVolution

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Illustrator: Jorge Luis Gabotto, Martina Rossi, Peter Colp, Art Tavarez

  • Story
    (2.75)
  • Interior Art
    (2.8)
  • Cover Art
    (3.5)
  • Dialogue
    (2.9)
  • Mechanics
    (2.6)
  • Editing
    (2.8)
2.9

Summary

Generally, most people don’t remember 90 percent of the dreams they have. A better way to say it would be to say most of us only remember one or two dreams a week. Unless you are completely unable to get to a R.E.M. sleeping state, you should be having at least one or two a night. If you aren’t getting to a R.E.M. sleeping state you need to see a doctor about it.

The anthology of stories in Dreamics is a collection of dreams that Mr. Murray jotted down after he woke up. It explains how the stories can feel a bit choppy in places. When we’re going from a helicopter/drone flight to shooting at the Japanese Mafia it makes more sense to have this piece of information. To put it another way, it’s like Neo in “The Matrix”. Once he frees his mind anything is possible.

I liked that there were different artists for each story. Like dreams, it’s not always a clear and vivid picture. Sometimes it’s a faceless crowd. Sometimes you can see the exquisite detail of a squirrel’s fur as it looks for seeds on the roof of the house across the street. This was a great way to blend that into the stories.

I love this cover. Like the book itself, it has a little bit of everything in it. I especially liked that the cover is relevant to what you will find on the pages in between.

One of the most remarkable things about Dreamics #1 is the price. You can get a copy of this book for $5.00 at: www.TheDreamVolution.com. Not many small press publishers have books available for that cheap. As a geek on a budget, I have spent a lot more than that on a book and have been less satisfied.

If you’re looking for something different with lots of exciting twists and turns, Dreamics will be right up your alley!

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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