Published by indie on May 26, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Short Story
Ex-cop Adam Thomas was falsely imprisoned and seeks revenge for the time he lost. But he’s emerged into a different world where virtual reality has seduced the population into becoming passive bystanders while a corrupt corporation reaps big profits. Adam is torn between past loyalties and his desire for vengeance. He discovers that all is not as it seems and must embrace his lost years to find justice for himself and freedom for the city.Amazon •
Mature-Content Rating: Violence
“You’ve taken away what it means to be human. You won’t find that in computer coding.”
It was really hard to get something out of this story. There’s plenty of content, even religious/spiritual symbolises, but it gets lost being so much stuffed into a short story. The plot and idea are intriguing, it just wasn’t carried out as well as it could have been. The major issue is the telling of the story vs. the showing of the story. There’s a lot of time taken up by character dialogue explaining situations instead of the author finding some way to show the situation without needing the explanation.
Adams really has a good story with good plot twists for a short story, but the execution needs a little work to become a really enjoyable read.