Paradox (A Short Story)

Title:                     Paradox (A Short Story)
Obtained from:  Amazon on February 27, 2013
Get yours:           http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00681V7FW/
Author                 Aaron Crocco
Genre:                  Science Fiction
Format:                Kindle
Reviewer:            Charlie Kravetz
Stars:                  4/5

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.

Chrono Virus

Title:                     Chrono Virus
Obtained from:  Amazon on February 27, 2013
Get yours:           http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A67U070/
Author                 Aaron Crocco
Genre:                  Science Fiction
Format:                Kindle
Reviewer:            Charlie Kravetz
Stars:                  5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

An exciting, suspense filled story that will keep you guessing.

A cargo ship in space, not always following the law, but not breaking it bad, either. The cargo must be delivered, if possible. Somehow, a virus got on board, even though the ship was completely disinfected at port.

This is a short story that will keep you guessing. It is full of suspense and action, and can be read without putting the book down. I found myself hoping that the crew would survive, and somehow manage to deliver the cargo. For a short story, the twists and turns in this book keep the reader guessing at what is next.

As a short story, this book is complete. It has a great beginning, a good spin on the outer space ship in danger plot, and an ending I could not guess.

I recommend this story be read by those who enjoy outer space science fiction. I will be reading more by Aaron Crocco, and have indeed purchased other books by him.