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This was a great short story. One that I voraciously read because I simply loved the subject matter.
As I was reading it gave me such a "What if?" kind of feel to it. And the ending just blew me away.
In honor of Hugh and his excellent story...a haiku.
Hugh Howey wows me
Haiku and science fiction
A splendid marriage
This is a letter of complaint. I'm not used to the act of denouncing anyone, or of pointing out abuse of any kind, as I've always considered it none of my business but that of official authorities. However, in the present case, I find myself compelled, or should I say under the obligation, to say something.
I know that a certain Hugh Howey has entertained quite a level of success recently, what with his famous series "Wool" and his latest novel "I, Zombie". Even I, I regret to say, fell for these books, which are undeniably true works of art. Even I, though it pains me to confess it today, marvelled at the man's genius. But no longer.
Because I've found out the truth about him, and the most outrageous part of his scam is that he exposes it openly, for all to see, in the novella aptly entitled "The Plagiarist". Over the past few years, Mr. Howey has found a way to plug into a virtual, digital world (don't ask me how, this is completely beyond me), in which sentient beings live, go to work, drink, eat, probably have physical intercourse... And produce works of art. Amazing works of art. Like books. Books that Mr. Howey committed to memory and rewrote shamelessly once he came back to the real world.
How else to explain that each of his books is so great? He can't have written them alone. I figured there had to be some kind of explanation. At first I thought it had to be some kind of workshop, similar to those many suspect Shakespeare to have set up. The answer may be more futuristic, but the crime is the same. What a clever little fellow, you have to give him that. For not getting caught (yet), for one thing. And for putting out works that share common traits, so you wouldn't be tempted to doubt their single origin.Read more ›
Taking advantage, people from the "real world" began to take literary works, art, and scientific advancements back to the real world. Hugh Howey raises an important question in The Plagiarist: who owns the rights to these works?
In my view, these works become public domain. My reasoning is that when you have simulated worlds creating sims creating sins creating sims creating and so on, the property rights between the original owner from the real world and the sim world where the product is made is tenuous at best. So I view such products as water from a spring where any member of the public can dip in. However, this is my personal view and the courts may rule the opposite way on this issue.
Hugh Howey is a forward thinker who understands the ramifications of the existence of such simulated worlds that exist purely as bits of data on servers and networks. When future technology finally merges with the world envisioned by this author, our definitions of property may well be turned upside down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wonderfully thought-provoking story! I always enjoy Hugh Howey's books, but this is an unexpected gem.Published 4 days ago by David C.
I've read a lot of great books from Hugh Howey, his concepts and writing are terrific and entertaining, but this story ranks up there with the likes of Phillip K. Dick. Read morePublished 8 days ago by roy g. burdine
This was a nice short read. I was intrigued by the story plot and had read Mr. Howey's Wool and liked his writing style. Read morePublished 13 days ago by S Sargent
Another thought provoking story from Hugh Howdy. I haven't been disappointed yet. He brings you to other worlds excellent work.Published 21 days ago by Kathleen Rossi
This is one of my new favorite authors. I hope he's around for a long time, weaving his tales of the fantastic.Published 26 days ago by Jeanne Dennis
Captivated by the premise right off the bat, the story appeals to those interested in sic-fi or in the human condition and existence itself. Very enjoyable quick read.Published 1 month ago by Steph M
Hugh Howey has a way with words and this story was no different. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes to be left thinking of the nature of existence.Published 1 month ago by Dana
Hugh Howey is one of my favorite writers going. The way he gets worlds/characters you care for set up so quickly is a rare gift indeed.Published 1 month ago by wilson6923
Hugh does it again. Creates a unique world with great characters. Quick read in one sitting. I became a character. Lived in that world for a brief time. Memories remain.Published 1 month ago by Chrisrap
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