BOOK REVIEW | The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

Hi everyone!

Today I’m excited to be reviewing The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer!

The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.

The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.

For the sea was a fair master.

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I’ve read a few flash fiction stories before, but never in a collection, and never any like these. Calvin Demmer is a master at drawing you in quickly, and keeping your attention through each short story.

I love the multiple genres Calvin Demmer touches on. It isn’t all just horror, we also get some sci-fi, fantasy and crime. Each story as compelling as the last, I honestly can’t pick a favorite.

I highly recommend checking this collection out. I’m very impressed. The writing style is beautiful, haunting, and will leave you thinking about each story long after you’ve finished the collection.



Calvin Demmer is a dark fiction author. His debut collection, The Sea Was a Fair Master, was released in June 2018. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe.

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