This is a short story originally included in the A Modern Life collection by this author but has now been released as a standalone Set in 2031 don t worry if you aren t keen on futuristic stories the famous Walt Disney is bought back from suspension uttering his first words How s my Pooh this sets the scene for Jane s humour that the fabulous purpley cover sold me lol From here we relive some of Walt s history but it also sees him try to come to terms with the modern world technology a fun book which touches firmly on the global warming concerns of today in a way that younger readers can understand but also provokes thoughts in all age groups.Walt has to make a mark on the world he has returned to but also decide if he wants to continue living or maybe resurface at a later date.Excellent book, very well balanced to cover climate change, death cryogenics humour all in a very short space of time I will happily seek out other books to read by this author.I d like to thank Jane for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for my unbiased honest opinion. Combining serious issues with a light and accessible style, Turley creates a novelette that is suitable for children without seeming too superficial for adults.In 2031, the human race is on the verge of interstellar travel As part of his research into the neurological impact of cryonic suspension during space flight, Dr Corey revives Walt Disney The process works, but Disney is anything but a compliant subject As Corey s attempts to trade privileges for test data turn into an odd friendship, he finds himself drawn into another grandiose Disney project.As might be expected in a novelette that covers both cryonic suspension and climate change, science and future history are revealed through exposition to the reader than deduction from events and dialogue However, the driving force of this work is the interaction of Corey and Disney, making this than hard sci fi or environmentalist polemic.Turley also carefully balances necessary exposition with brevity, giving the reader enough to understand there is an issue without requiring them to process complex data or nuances As such, readers whether child or adult who are unfamiliar with the science will find it both accessible and informative however, readers already aware of these matters might find little new on the technical side.This brevity continues throughout, meaning that the d nouement is likely to have greater emotional impact on those readers not already aware of the complexities of the issues.However, Turley s use of character makes this than an entry point to the impacts of climate change Stripping the supporting cast back to passing extras, she renders the story as a duologue maximizing the page time of both main characters, this approach provides the reader with details about their personalities without feeling rushed or instructed.From the moment he reawakens, Disney is complex forceful yet polite, arrogant yet brilliant, he serves both as a sympathetic analogue for the reader to explore this possible future, and as a larger than life force to support the good humour that stops this work becoming bleak.Corey provides an engaging foil for both roles his mix of scientific education and bedside manner combine to provide accessible insight into the changes, while his agreeable personality and acceptance that the future is normal make him a strong straight man.Overall, I enjoyed the humour and characterisation, but found the story lighter than I prefer I recommend it to readers seeking a humorous interlude or an entertaining entry point into a serious discussion. The Year Is And Walt Disney, Suspended In Cryogenic Suspension Since , Has Been Brought Back To Life By Dr Corey, A Scientist Researching Brain Function For The Purposes Of Suspending Life For Space Travel However, Dr Corey Gets Than He Bargained For When Walt Awakens Opinionated And Arrogant But Still In Love With Films, Walt Is Gobsmacked When He Discovers What Has Happened To The World In The Intervening Years Films Are A Whole Body Experience, All Human Organs Except The Brain Are Replaceable And Research Is Underway To Preserve Life So Mankind Can Reach The Outer Edges Of The Universe But What Affects Walt Most Is The Shocking News That The World Is Being Affected By Catastrophic Climate Change Fantasia Is A Universal Story Containing Humour And Pathos It Is Particularly Suitable As An Educational Tool For Children Who Are Beginning To Learn The Science Of Climate Change And Understand The Concept Of Social Responsibility This book was provided to me for free via Netgalley This is a cute little short story First I have to say I love that cover is so attracting, and then its about Walt Disney, I was sold Walt Disney has been waken up after 65 years of been in a cryogenic suspension since 1966 Walt is a little bit disoriented but he is also very arrogant and demanding I have to start by saying that I love everything Disney related, it has been a great part of my childhood and adulthood When I first read this part of Disney I was kind of disappointed, because I love everything Disney and I did not want to see him as this kind of bad guy We have to remember this is also a children s short story, so at the end Disney gets to control himself and becomes humble and comprehensive in a world that is completely changed from what he remembers We also get to see what all the climate changes have done to our world, how even the way we see movies have change and that was very good to see in the story It has a good message and at the end Disney gets to be our hero once again I really liked it and I think its a good entertaining educational story for children. This book is a short story containing 5,000 words Fascinating plot combining the iconic character of Walt Disney with the subjects of cryogenic suspension and climate change I would not recommend the book for young children, but children age nine and older will certainly enjoy it and have plenty of questions to ask after reading it.At the outset we meet a doctor and his patient, Walt Disney, who has just emerged from a sixty five year cryogenic suspension The year is 2031 Disney awakes both crusty and humorous He inquires if his film, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day won the Oscar Disney has much to learn about modern technology and film making Soon he is busy reintroducing himself to this strange new world, where New York and London are flooding and viewers are able to transport themselves inside the films they are watching As Walt grows stronger, it appears to the doctor that this first successful cryogenic resuscitation will be a total success The ending is totally unexpected.In less than twenty five pages, Turley spins an interesting tale raising lots of questions for young and older minds Great choice for parents and teachers to raise discussions on modern technology, medical science and climate change using a non scientific story telling format. I kindly received this book from its publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a cute little short story First I have to say I love that cover is so attracting, and then its about Walt Disney, I was sold Walt Disney has been waken up after 65 years of been in a cryogenic suspension since 1966 Walt is a little bit disoriented but he is also very arrogant and demanding I have to start by saying that I love everything Disney related, it has been a great part of my childhood and adulthood When I first read this part of Disney I was kind of disappointed, because I love everything Disney and I did not want to see him as this kind of bad guy We have to remember this is also a children s short story, so at the end Disney gets to control himself and becomes humble and comprehensive in a world that is completely changed from what he remembers We also get to see what all the climate changes have done to our world, how even the way we see movies have change and that was very good to see in the story It has a good message and at the end Disney gets to be our hero once again I really liked it and I think its a good entertaining educational story for children. At only 23 pages long, Fantasia is a quick and pleasurable read Disney is portrayed as a bit of a stubborn curmudgeon that the reader swiftly develops a bit of affection for I think the author nailed the look at the world through the eyes of someone who hadn t seen all the problems specifically with climate change and conservation of resources bearing down on our world full bore.I would warn readers that even though this is a book about Disney, this is not a Disney book Therefore, I wouldn t buy it with the expectation of your 5 or 6 year old enjoying it I would guess it would be suitable for 8 There s one line in the book that is vaguely sacrilegious and made me choke on my coffee when I read it Definitely wasn t expecting it, and loved the quick hit of humor that it gave the story Overall, solid short story from a talented author.Visit Scifi and Scary s Book Reviews for many other Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller, and Kids Books reviews Disclaimer I received a copy of this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantasia by Jane Turley is a short story taking place in the not too distant future where Walt Disney is revived from his cryogenic suspension He wakes to find a world changed by global warming.In the year 2031, Walt Disney is brought back He immediately wants to know how the Winnie The Pooh movie did at the box office which results in jokes about poo He also learns about how life is now on Earth There are amazing breakthroughs in movies, but the Earth is also suffering because of climate change During the story, he catches up on movies he hasn t seen like Toy Story , and he makes some interesting choices.The story is a short enough story at 23 pages I know a bit about Walt Disney, so it was weird to have him be so grouchy, and to alse be using British slang I thought the climate change aspect would be heavy handed but it wasn t too bad It wasn t a badly written story, but overall, just kind of average.I received a review copy of this short story from Sweet and Salty Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this short story. Pooh made people understand that while there is only one future, there will always be many paths on its unending journeyFantasia is a short story that s both full of humour and charm, and didactic It grabbed my interested with the summary but in the end, the story turned out to be much.It s 2031 and Walt Disney is brought back to life after being in cryogenic suspension for over 60 years But apart from his story, or maybe I should say in between, the author placed a very important message I think that the story is well suited for both children and adults, and will serve the purpose in both cases For children, it will be of educational value, and for adults, it will remind us of a danger of global warming, that s very real nowadays.It s great that the author managed to convey the message without sounding too serious, in a simple and clear way but building it around interesting story I think that for that alone, the story deserves a high rating, because I haven t found many books that will touch upon such issues in a similar, accessible way Apart from that, I also really liked all the funny parts and dialogues which made the read fun, especially Walt Disney asking about his Pooh and learning things about this future world. Do you want to try I said It looks like a tiara, said Walt, grimacing I can t wear that I ll look like Cinderella Walt, there s absolutely no chance you ll look like Cinderella You re a hundered and thirty year old man with a moustache Point taken, said Walt I ll just look like a jerk then This was such a cute and amusing short story Its message is a powerful one and made me weep on the train while I was reading it, thanks author I kindly received this book from its publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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