I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
The University of Corporeal and Ethereal Studies deals with all types of science, both natural and supernatural, physical and unseen. Through eight interwoven yet standalone stories I was able to experience many different aspects of what one might study at the University of Corporeal and Ethereal Studies, the different types of people involved in the college and the very interesting town that is shaped around the college. With any collection of stories, there were some stories that I liked better than others. Each story followed a different subject in the science fiction and fantasy genres; my personal preferences were for time travel and lucid dreaming, so there is probably at least one story in here for everyone. From each of the stories I had a wonderful sense of characterization and there was a diverse cast as well. In many of the stories I enjoyed that there was a dark element, a warning that these branches of science are both amazing and dangerous. My only complaint was that some of the stories felt very heavy, some warranting a long break before I picked up the book again and that the eight separate stories made for quite a long read ending at over 600 pages.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.