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  • Writer's pictureBriony Rose Smith

Shorter reads: Intelligentsia


(part of a larger anthology called Tales of Sorcery and Silicone)

Author: Terence MacManus

Pages: 9

Average reading time: 0.3hrs

(Average reading time is calculated at 2 mins per page)

Short Summary:

Francis is just finished from a hard day at work but he doesn't plan to go straight home. His personal AI assistant has some thoughts on the matter.

The Good:

Despite not being about the shiniest of subject matter this story made me smile in the end. Set in a world with some interesting ideas on what humans will do when they have the technology, our viewpoint is from a man who is behind said technology, knows how it works and doesn't have the same faith in it as the general populous. I can get behind that as a software dev in real life...

The Bad:

I wasn't a fan that the AI typed in all caps. I get what the author was trying to for but I couldn't help but think of it as yelling. WORDS HURT, FRANCIS.

The Conclusion:

A cool look into an interesting world with a lovely ending.

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