- File Size: 1843 KB
- Print Length: 274 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 24, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014GHB8AS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,126,174 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stochastic, or random, events are typical of nature, and Julian embraces the random style of the universe, as he observes it. His fatalistic acceptance of disaster or triumph as simply whatever happens—in other words, not under our control—is a direct forerunner of his actions in "Dead Beef." Reading the prequel stories after that novel makes it a lot more obvious why Julian makes the choices he does in that later conflict.
Bogdan's approach is the opposite of fatalistic, so the complex programmatic clockworks of his code are perfectly understandable. Like Martin Spencer, whose code Julian would later stigmatize as "a calculator," Bogdan tries to tie down every possible outcome and its solution. Only his chess-master brilliance makes it remotely possible he might succeed.
This collection can be read either before or after the sequel novel, which is a hard feat to accomplish. Suastegui has done it, though. Bravo!
When I got a great deal (either free or 99 cents) on this book containing four longish short stories from the series, it gave me a chance to sample.
Eduardo Suastegui presents quite believable futuristic computer capabilities and the people who develop and use them. Now I can safely read some of the full novels without disappointment.
Good work. Very enjoyable read.