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- Publisher: The Collective SciFi (July 9, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 9, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011CVMGRK
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The God Machine Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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The God Machine - A well written, interesting short SciFi written by four authors.
Changes - Four well written short stories that are interesting and quickly read.
Breaking Ground - A well written, interesting short mystery - SciFi. This prequel should be read before Trespass. Included is the first four chapters of Trespass.
Continue? - A well written, short, interesting SciFi story that should be read after the story Cheatcode.
The Wall - Cliffhanger! Other than being incomplete, The Wall is a well written, interesting SciFi with the usual troublemakers and good people; intelligent vs emotional. I would have enjoyed this snippet better if it had been complete.
A Good Read - Five well written short stories that are gloomy, filled with sadness and bad luck. Included are the first six chapters of Trespass and the first five chapters of Cheatcode.
After Dark - A well written "horror" short story that keeps the reader glued to the pages. My favorite from this author.
Areva dreams of the day when he will become a Scribe and contribute to The Collective - the tethered souls, connected to the God-Machine. The Scribes write the Universe into Existence, and it's Areva's destiny to join them.But as his time draws near, he hesitates. Perhaps the God-Machine serves a darker purpose.This story is a work of collaborative fiction written by a group of writers exploring the boundaries of Science Fiction. Here at The Collective SciFi, we’re working together to bring you thrilling new worlds and new experiences.
This short story is intended as an entertaining introduction to The Collective SciFi and we hope you enjoy it as such. We'll be bringing you a wide range of new projects in the future, not just stories from the God-Machine Universe, and we hope you'll come along for the ride.
This short story follows a young scribe from his first painful day to his unwished for last connected to the machine that both sustains and drains him. He begins thinking he is not good enough and finishes frustrated that his final tale will be unfinished as the newest scribe awaits his / her turn at the everflowing pen.
And, what is this God-Machine that takes his own memories to feed other scribes while flowing theirs into him to write? Can they not write their own stories? Or, is the symbiosis forced in order to keep the stories untainted by the owner’s feelings? And, is that symbiotic relationship one that translates into the real world by the authors we read today?
It has been said by other reviewers that this is a writer’s tale. It may be that is so. However, do we who read not also entertain some thought that we could also write? While the market may be narrowed to this audience, I hope others will be interested enough in the premise itself to read it anyway. And, I do agree that there may yet be more to this tale that the authors will yet share. Nonetheless, it is a well written collaboration by some indie authors who do a good job of taking the reader through the process….with a sci-fi twist. I enjoyed the read and look forward to seeing more from any and / or all of the authors who collaborated on this.
an interesting couple of minutes to see something other than normal for your self, check it out!
I did NOT give the story 5 stars as you don't really get to care terribly about the character until his freedom is lost, and he hardly realizes that it is gone afterwards. There is no real point to the story, other than a hypothetical "what if".
A young man is joined into a collective consciousness of a group of writers that are all hooked into a machine. Their entire lives become writing stories.
The story works on two levels. The first is the obvious tale to entertain with the second being the metaphor of a writer giving up his soul for his craft. The first part was entertaining but I feel the second part would best be appreciated by someone who either is or wishes to be a writer.
All who create tend to put a piece of themselves into their work. I just felt this was a little too blatant.