- File Size: 619 KB
- Print Length: 16 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 9, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011CVMGRK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,913 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The God-Machine Kindle Edition
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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".
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.
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.
Written well, pulled me in and kept me in place until the end.
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