Title: Paradox (A Short Story)
Obtained from: Amazon on February 27, 2013
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Author Aaron Crocco
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewer: Charlie Kravetz
This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.
A computer named Gregory can and does predict how you will die. The predictions have always come true, but are sometimes worded in a way that is hard to understand. All predictions must be a single word, but none have ever not been accurate.
I like the way this book is narrated. The premise of computers being highly intelligent is still being proven today. Who can say what tomorrow will be like. While I found the ending predictable, the story is well done and allows for the readers imagination to come up with alternatives. I did find there is too much preview material for other of Aaron Crocco’s works. I prefer not to have full chapter previews, but that is really my own personal opinion.
I enjoyed reading this short story. It would fit well into a daily bus ride to work. It gives the reader room to think about the future, without being short on plot and explanations.
I would recommend this story to science fiction readers. While the ending may be predictable for most of us, the story is different from the normal discussions of paradox. I have purchased two other of Aaron Crocco’s books.