Friday, October 11, 2019

Summer Frost, by Blake Crouch


(AI Thriller) An executive at a game company discovers that a non-player character has developed AI well beyond what was intended or even thought possible. (17,654 words; Time: 58m)

"Summer Frost," by (edited by Blake Crouch), published on by .

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Review: 2019.573 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story has some great moments, such as when Riley hunts down Max inside the game. The big twist is also well-played.

Con: Riley’s weakness makes it hard to root for her, and the ending makes the rest of the story seem like an exercise in futility.

More pointedly, Max seems to be so powerful that it’s difficult to believe it had any serious limitations by the point Riley went to confront Brian. That whole expedition seemed pointless.

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