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Summer Frost (Forward collection) by [Blake Crouch]
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Editorial Reviews


“…a sensational project…” Spine Magazine

“This sci-fi collection boasts six stories from beloved authors, which can each be read in one riveting sitting.” Paste Magazine

“This is exactly how I like my techno-anxiety…Happy bingeing!” Audible, an October Editors Pick

About the Author

Blake Crouch is a screenwriter, a novelist, and the international bestselling author of Recursion, Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines trilogy, which was adapted into a FOX television series. He lives in Colorado.

Product details

  • Publisher : Amazon Original Stories (September 17, 2019)
  • Publication date : September 17, 2019
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2044 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 74 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 755 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pygmalion Reborn
By Matt Mansfield on February 18, 2020
In a not so distant future a San Francisco game developer makes a living on the border, sometimes in the real world, sometimes in a virtual reality world, creating characters within wildly imaginative scenarios pursuing fantastic storylines.

And then, one of the creations eludes the video plot guardrails with the help of the developer. And, like Pygmalion and Galatea, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, a dance of infatuation unfolds. In this tale it is Riley, the female lead and Max, her VR female creation.

Part of the Amazon Forward Collection, Blake Crouch’s 2019 short story, “Summer Frost”, explores a future direction technology might take when artificial intelligence moves beyond the confines of its servers aided by its human handler.

A fascinating, quickly paced, trim tale of susceptibility, mortality and perhaps immortality addressing the question: do I create you or do you create me?

A few years back, William Hertling explored related lines of tech’s unexpected potential in his quartet of “Singularity” futuristic novels focusing on the man-AI evolving relationship with similar humorous and chilling details to Crouch’s imaginative world.

Crouch has a deft touch worthy of the Twilight Zone and worth pursuing in more of his stories.

(Here are the links to my Amazon reviews for other Forward Collection short stories:

Amor Towles’ “You Have Arrived at your Destination”:

Veronica Roth’s “Ark”:

Paul Tremblay’s “The Last Conversation”:

NK Jemisin’s “Emergency Skin”:

Andy Weir’s “Randomize”:

William Hertling’s: “Singularity” Series (first three books):
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 19, 2020
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2020
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable but enjoyable
Reviewed in Australia on September 21, 2019
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