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This story is part of the upcoming inaugural "Futuristic in Nature" anthology which will be released annually. Volume one will be available in July/August. Chang Luis Sahari is the most celebrated food critic in the cosmos. But the competition is always snapping at his heels. Set 100 years in the future, Space Sushi follows a passionate food critic as he faces his hardestThis story is part of the upcoming inaugural "Futuristic in Nature" anthology which will be released annually. Volume one will be available in July/August. Chang Luis Sahari is the most celebrated food critic in the cosmos. But the competition is always snapping at his heels. Set 100 years in the future, Space Sushi follows a passionate food critic as he faces his hardest challenge yet. A dish which is such a delicacy that it is only enjoyed by the rich and the elite. A tasty delight that is as potent as it is gorgeous with the potential to kill him. The culinary wonder is poisonous and there is no known antidote. Death is guaranteed if the poison is digested, already it has claimed an impressive number of victims.There are very few chefs who can prepare it with the meticulous care necessary to make it safely edible. Chang's employer sends him to the universally renowned Chef Nikons restaurant to sample the notorious Ambrozian sea slug from the Andromeda galaxy. Despite being in the care of a personal friend and a gastronomic legend who has prepared the dish fifteen times Chang still feels extremely nervous. After all, it isn't every day that you sample a meal that could be your last....

Title : Space Sushi
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ISBN : 9781310826146
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Number of Pages : 25 Pages
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Space Sushi Reviews

  • Alexei Bulakhov
    2019-04-24 01:09

    "Space Sushi" - A great, excellent short story that keeps in suspense until the very unexpected end. It shows a thin line between life and death. This book is worth reading.

  • Natasa
    2019-04-20 18:07

    Space sushi is longer than a story but shorter than a book. I was just in the mood for this kind of lenght of a read today.I didn't know what to excpectfrom the story even though I knew the plot approximately.I'm not going into details of the story, read it for yourself, but there was an interesting tension throughout this read. I didn't know what the next page was bringing and it kept my interest going till the end.When I realized what this story is mainly about I just couldn't wait for the damn guy to finally eat this meal and be left in peace to try it :)The ending was conected with the beginning, totally unexpeted (view spoiler)[ he was so worried he will die from the food poisoning as this is an extremely poisinous meal if not prepared with care...and the bizzare ending and some dark humor I would say killed the poor critic's guy from peanut dressing :) (hide spoiler)]This is my first read by this author and I will read more in the future, especially as it seems he likes to write short stories like this, and if they are unique each like this, then for sure.I'm interested only - why the sushi, Japanese theme-is there something personal that made the author write about it, or he just loves sushi :)))I got this copy for free by accidental chat with the author, who kindly offered me his read and I promised to write my unbiased review.

  • Mollydee
    2019-04-18 17:45

    This was a great short story that will leave you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading it. It occurs in space. A food critic by the name of Chang is going to a friend and chef who's name is Chef Nikon to eat a very good dish, probably the best thing that one can eat, but if not prepared right it is poisonous. Chang goes to the restaurant and he is there by himself. Him and his robot Tablet. There is a lot of description about how the food is prepared and what can go wrong if it is not prepared correctly. In fact Chef Nikon is so sure of himself, he decides to eat a piece of this grand dish along with his friend so his friend can see no tricks were played. This story was so good because of the big buildup. The descriptions of what was going on were so precise and you really start wondering what is going to happen and how is it going to happen. Then when the author gets you in a comfortable place he slams you with something you never expected. But meanwhile with what is going on your mind is racing 100 miles an hour to keep up with what is going on. I loved this short story and, having read a work from this author before this was totally different and I loved it. I hope to read more from him soon.

  • Pierre
    2019-04-12 22:11

    No ifs, buts, or maybes about it: I love food!I think of myself as somewhat of an epicurean and I delight in trying new and unusual things.I love the sensation that excellently prepared food delivers to the senses. It can really be a supreme and even sensual experience.And I'm not talking about a Boston cream donut!There is however one thing that I'm pretty sure I don't want from this pleasurable relationship.And that's for my food to deliberately want to kill me.I'm not talking about hunting it first in a savage jungle with hoards of spiders and snakes in the way to getting the beast onto my plate.I am talking about the simple act of the food sitting there in the plate and imagining it smirking at me while whispering: "Bite me!"This story is precisely about someone, a food critic no less, who decides that the potentially mind blowing experience of savouring food hell bent on destroying him from the inside out is worthwhile.If you have ever wondered what it might be like to sit in front of a plate of fugu fish, then read this excellent story and witness the turmoil of the critic as he goes through the whole experience from beginning to end!You might reconsider your culinary choices in life.

  • Pete Carter
    2019-04-08 20:52

    The Suspense is killing me!Chang Luis Sahari is a renowned food critic. Chef Nikon is one of a very few people who can prepare the Universe’s most delectable meal while not killing the customer. So far, at least. For the meat of the Ambrozian sea slug, from the Andromeda galaxy, is enclosed by sacs of the deadliest poison, yet yields the most exquisite taste known to mankind. Nikon, anticipating a glowing review, invites Chang to sample the deadly meal at his soon-to-be opened restaurant. Chang, with his outdated robot, attends and is greeted by Nikon and his distracted waitress. And nerves begin to get the better of him. Does he trust Nikon? Is this to be his last meal ever? There is no antidote if even one drop of the poison touches the meat….This is a story of suspense. Thankfully it is a short story, for one cannot put the book down until the end. The reader is led to believe there will not be a happy outcome, but will not be prepared for the final twist.Read this story – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
    2019-04-01 20:02

    Note: I was provided a copy of this book for review.Space Sushi is a short story that is very well told with an equal balance of information, anticipation, and good writing. Currell tells the story in a light but detailed manner that is engaging and makes you eager for not just the outcome but the journey towards it. Set one hundred years in the future there are similarities to the present world but also new technologies that represent the advancements that have been made, while also touching on a few downsides. Throughout the story we learn about the main character Chang and his food critic profession, how he is so skilled, and why he is one of the best. Asked to try the dish by his boss in order to help the company cyberzine sales, Chang attends the yet to be officially opened restaurant where his friend Chef Nikon is to prepare it. With his T 21 worker bot Tablet at his side, Chang prepares himself to taste the prominent dish, the wonder of the cosmos that is supposedly delicious but with a touch of danger attached. As a character Chang is used well in establishing the atmosphere of not just the nervousness about what he is experiencing and anticipating, but also providing a wider context, history, and supporting details about the world in which the story is set. We are provided with an intense build up about what may and has already happened to people from consuming this esteemed and potentially poisoned dish so as a reader you understand why Chang is nervous and why the dish is famed and loved by those who can afford it. While we wait alongside Chang as his dish is prepared we are hidden from what is happening in the kitchen, aside from what the Chef Nikon tells us when he emerges on occasion, as well as any details provided by Chang's personal waitress that evening Judy. Being the only customer in the restaurant we are allowed to focus on Chang and the other three characters. We follow their interactions with Chang and we use their conversations to aid the story and build on the narrative. It isn't until you finish the story that you really notice just how well Currell uses these other characters either. Everything plays together in telling this story and by limiting the descriptive aspect in the story so much of our knowledge is provided through the conversations and interactions among the characters.Space Sushi is a wonderful short story, a narrative that manages to entertain but also build up your own anticipation and nervousness as you get involved with Chang's story. You become captured in the story and by the end of it you are left wanting more.This review was also posted on my blog

  • Mkittysamom
    2019-04-04 22:15

    I decided to sit down to a lunch of Sushi while I read this story. I had Salmon and a tuna roll ;) The story is about lunch 100 years from now... Chang Luis Sahari is a famous food reviewer for a webzine. His latest assignment is to review the dangerous and rare "piece de resistance"from another planet. It is a sea slug, named Ambrosia and is very hard to harvest. Only people with millions usually order it. Chang's boss thought that either way this piece would bring in lots of revenue...whether Chang dies from it's poison or he completes the review.Chang and his friend Chef Nikon, who just happens to be the best at preparing the ever poisonous and elusive Fugu, have been sending messages back and forth setting up the review.Holy SUSPENSE!!!!!! Chang and his bot Tablet (an iPad but with a robot attached to analyze the data and assistant to Chang) are preparing at Chef Nikon's unopened Restaurant. Chang literally thinks of every possible way that he could die from the Sea Slug/Fugu. The Fact that Nikon's teacher died painfully from his poor eyesight while preparing the dish, making an oopsie before consuming it. He even put his will and stuff in order. I was even hyperventilating with Chang waiting for the main dish... I was so scared for him. He was systematically putting every precaution in check. Chef Nikon kept trying to allay his fears but Chang was more worried about the Chef being distracted. The ending is a Whopper!! You have to read this, it was really fun!!!The author gave me a copy to read at lunch in return for my review ;)

  • Netanella
    2019-04-05 00:51

    You should know that I was provided a free copy of this short story for a fair and honest review. Thanks, L.R.! I enjoyed the read this morning with my coffee!"Space Sushi" is set around 100 years in the future, as food critic Chang and his robot companion Tablet prepare to taste and review an incredibly rare, expensive, and potentially deadly seafood dish from another galaxy. I enjoyed the sci-fi elements, the writing was spot on, but I had some issues with some of the plot elements. Maybe it's just me - I don't have a subscription to "Food and Wine" magazine, and I spent several years eating in the orange food group when my kids were toddlers. :)Our food critic is old friends with the chef, Nikon by name, and they correspond. So I found it just a tad bit odd that these old friends, who are in the food business, haven't shared information about the food critic's (view spoiler)[allergy to peanuts. In fact, I find it a little difficult to believe that a person with a food allergy would actually pursue a career as a food critic. Just saying.(hide spoiler)]I liked the use of the spork as a utensil. It took me back to my Taco Bell days. :)Overall, a goodread, and recommended for a nice diversion.

  • Kelly Smith Reviews
    2019-03-24 19:46

    In L.R. Currell's futuristic short story, "Space Sushi--Lunch In 100 Years", part of the Futuristic In Nature Anthology, we meet food critic Chang Luis Sahari, whose editor has commissioned him to taste Space Sushi, an expensive, rare and potentially deadly delicacy from the intergallactic Andromeda region.His friend, Chef Nikon, is the expert feeding him the killer dish, with help from his (surprisingly human) distracted waitress, Judy. Most people have robotic assistants now, like Chang's Tablet.Will Chang taste the culinary version of Heaven, or go visit the REAL Heaven?The 30 pages fly by before you know it. The reader is taken into a futuristic Earth where good food can easily kill and human error has been nearly obliterated thanks to robots.You feel the fear, distress and anticipation that Chang feels. You wonder what on Earth is going to happen. And most of all, you may be surprised at the outcome.

  • Gabriel Boutros
    2019-03-30 18:08

    Space Sushi, R.L. Currell’s entry into the Futuristic in Nature anthology, is a simple, yet clever story about a food critic about to feast on an epicurean delight which might, if not cooked properly, kill him. The short tale centers on the critic’s time in the restaurant, nervously waiting while the chef prepares the Ambrosian Sea Slug, chatting with his robot assistant or flirting with the somewhat distracted waitress, wondering all along if the delicious dish he is about to eat will be his last meal.Set 100 years into the future, although it’s a story that can take place in any time period, Space Sushi is an at times funny, and at other times poignant, meditation on the thin line that divides life and death. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and is an enjoyable, quick read to a satisfying but ironic ending.

  • Laura
    2019-04-17 21:57

    "Space Sushi" is a well written short story full of tension as we wait for the food critic to sample something akin to fugu from another planet. You can eat it, but if it's not prepared just right, it will kill you. The building of tension and anticipation is done well. I really liked that he showed what was going on and didn't rely on just telling to shorten the story. It works well. I would recommend this story for people who like scifi type short stories. It's worth the read.Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this story for my honest opinion

  • Terri Christie
    2019-04-15 18:03

    LR Currell does not hold back. This simple story of a food critic about to taste the most expensive and deadliest food in the known galaxy takes paranoia to a new level! Every bump, every movement brings thoughts of horror to your mind. Who would of thought eating lunch could be so intense? It is short but it entertains in a big way! Thanks for the Good read, I look forward to reading more from LR Currell!

  • Lilian
    2019-04-20 01:10

    Space Sushi is an unusual short story which takes place in space, a hundred years from now. It involves a chef, a food crtic and an intellgent robot.The story will keep you reading to the last page to find out if the food critic will survive after he tastes the dish prepared by the expert chef.The human mind is endowed with limitless fantasy and L.R.Currell's mind is no exception.I never give away the story in a review and so I reccommend you to read and enjoy Space Sushi for yourselves.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-24 01:03

    I was provided a copy of this story for an honest review so here goes...Sci-Fi is not my go-to genre and this is the first I've read from this author but in the future his books will be on my TBR list for sure! What can I say but WOW! Loved this short story! Loved the flow, the description, the build up, suspense and the humour.Space Sushi is a book that will grab you from the start, keep you wondering, make you laugh and smack you with a surprise. Well done!

  • David Chattaway
    2019-04-09 17:53

    An excellent short story by acclaimed author L.R.CurrellL.R manages to pack an exciting, somewhat mysterious plot into a short story. I found myself in wonder at the detail of both the futuristic food and also the location and characters throughout. A short story that packs a punch with a surprise ending I honestly didn't see coming! Highly recommended read.

  • Barb
    2019-04-08 00:49

    Fantastic short story! Although I didn’t want the story to end, I was anticipating the outcome – I had to know what happens to Chang, if anything. I found this story very humorous and interesting from beginning to end. Loved the Sci-fi futuristic feel and I thought the story flowed very well.

  • Alexandra
    2019-03-27 23:03

    I have to say I really enjoyed this short story and look forward to the others by L.R Currell!! It really had me going all the way to the surprising end! An entertaining read that might have me looking twice at my next Sushi plate! I absolutely love the title as well!

  • T.R.
    2019-03-25 02:00

    This is a futuristic short story that takes you by surprise. It was well written and you keep wondering what will happen to this food critic if he eats the space sushi. The ending is another surprise which you didn't see it coming. This was a interesting story from the beginning to the end.

  • Marie Andersson
    2019-04-21 17:48

    I enjoyed this short story!The twist at the end was clever!I did not see that coming!:)I don´t want to say too much,read it and find out for yourself.I got a copy from the author and this is an honest review.

  • Jasmin
    2019-04-08 00:13

    Thank you L.R for the review copy of ‘Space Sushi’, it kept me busy on a quiet afternoon of my holidays!The idea and setting of the story were entirely new to me so made for an interesting read. We follow an intergalactic food critic, along with his sassy robot, as he tastes a delicious and potentially deadly ingredient from another galaxy. The sci-fi elements were well written and both easy to imagine and believe. The idea of a ‘human interface’ to assist with reviewing the food, plugged under the eye, is something I can see happening in the near future! There were a couple of things I didn't enjoy. (view spoiler)[ The stereotypical big-breasted waitress was a needless derogatory side character. Something more ‘sci-fi’ would have preferred and would have kept the story flowing, maybe a malfunctioning robot, who thanks to chef and his technophobe ways, has missed one too many updates so gets Chang’s allergies wrong.(hide spoiler)]I would have also liked to read more descriptions of the food instead of being told how great it was. A story about delicious space food should make your mouth water! (view spoiler)[ I really enjoyed the ironic humour of the ending, though I wasn't quite sure why Tablet the robot, as his everyday companion, didn't register it was an allergic reaction straight away. As stated in the story though, maybe it was because Tablet wasn't the latest technology so couldn't make the connection.(hide spoiler)]Overall, I did enjoy the story. The ironic humour of the ending made me smile, as did the quirks of each character, especially Tablet the robot. I would recommend this short story to someone who doesn't read much sci-fi but would like to, as this makes for a light and fun starting read into the genre.

  • Ruth Hill
    2019-04-04 23:00

    Science fiction is something that can often go either way for me. In other words, there are times I will truly enjoy it, and there are other times that I will find it rather bland. In the case of this short story, I have to admit I was somewhat intrigued. I was not overly riveted on the actual meal and the food that was being eaten. The food sounded revolting to me. However, my interest was piqued concerning the peripheral information. I would enjoy discovering more about the way the future is envisioned in the mind of the author. The conclusion was rather abrupt, but it made perfect sense. I found myself reviewing short stories I read in high school literature classes. Those are the stories that stick with you because they do not end the way you think they should. I could easily place this short story into this category. Thankfully, this is only one story from an upcoming anthology. This is completely clean, and I am certain it would appeal to young adults. In fact, my daughter is eleven, and I have considered having her read it.I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

  • Kai
    2019-03-30 21:07

    Space Sushi is a very short read. Chang Luis Sahari is assigned a culinary assignment to write a review on Chef Nikons (and best friend) and his famous Space Sushi dish. All this time Chang is worried of the high risk that this space sushi is made from and that there is no cure is all the poison is not separated from the meat.The ironic thing is how the story ends. All this time Chang has been worried about the space sushi dish that could and might kill him when something so simple could kill him.For a short story, L.R. Currell describe the futuristic world that the readers could actually pictures what this world would look like. The greatest description is the futuristic technology that is now part of news reporting. The story is quite grounded that it is familiar and yet foreign. I do recommends for a short story, readers will find it entertaining with the irony ending at the end of the story.I was given this book by the author for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.

  • Kirstie
    2019-04-07 20:12

    A quick read with a twist. Space Sushi is about a food critic in the future named Chang who is given the opportunity to eat an intergalactic delicacy. The catch is if it is not prepared just right there is every chance the eater may die.Only the rich and powerful can afford to eat this delicacy, and the creature itself is so hard to harvest that it is a very rare delicacy at that.Chang's longtime friend Chef Nikon is the expert who will prepare the meal, though even knowing Nikon's expertise doesn't ease Chang's mind.Settled at the table of the very humble restaurant, Chang nervously awaits the meal of Kings...but it seems that every possible distraction and interruption occurs, causing Chang's blood pressure to rise. The piece of resistance is presented and all seems well...but is it? A clever story that while only short kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens when Chang finally get to eat the meal. A great read by the talented L.R Currell!

  • Kythe42
    2019-04-18 01:51

    Space Sushi by L. R. Currell is a short science fiction story set in around a hundred years in the future. The main character is a food critic who has been assigned to review an alien delicacy that has the potential to be deadly if not prepared properly much like the Japanese dish fugu. Despite the fact that he is good friends with the chef and trusts him to prepare the dish safely, he is still quite nervous about trying it. Will this exotic delicious meal be his last, or will he live to tell the tale?The story was ok, but it didn't really draw me in that much until the end. I'm not saying it was a bad story, but I think perhaps it just wasn't my cup of tea. I do think it was very well written except for some scattered typos and grammar errors, but nothing that made the piece unreadable. I found the end of the story to be very predictable, but I enjoyed the drama of it. Overall I rated this story three stars.

  • Michael Flanagan
    2019-03-30 22:50

    Space Sushi delivers a gourmet narrative jam packed with all sorts of goodness that deliver on many levels. The only downside to this book is that it had to end; I could have gone on reading it for hours. The author delivers a very unique story that had me intrigued from the very beginning right up to the suspense filled end. It is amazing what he has managed to pack into 25 pages. So if you a looking for a highly entertaining short read this is your book.

  • Aleesha
    2019-04-07 17:45

    I received this book free from the author for a review. It was a very interesting short story set in the future, where a food critic will be trying a very expensive, delicate food that could possibly kill him if not prepared properly. All of the events that happen are well written and you can feel the main character's anxiety. The ending is an unexpected turn of events. I enjoyed reading it.

  • Lynnette Hartwig
    2019-04-14 22:09

    Ok, first let me say I’m not usually one that read Sci-fi but this was a great story. It will definitely leave you hanging on the edge of your seat and I can’t wait to read the next installment. The story really flowed and you always had to know what was next. Does it have a HEA? Well I guess you’ll just have to read the book. Story gets a solid 4 1/2 stars from me. Great job LR Currell!

  • Katie
    2019-04-16 20:45

    satisfying read. Not sure why I was wanted him to die (must be projecting). Was a bit too obvious. Needed more development of plot as there is no explanation of why.Did he forget or was ot deliberate?

  • Melissa
    2019-03-25 20:45

    Loved it. Was on the edge of my seat. I loved Chang and his relationship with Tablet. I knew something was going to happen, but I was not expecting what actually did happen. Can't wait to find out what happens next!