Average Sci-Fi Short Story Missing A Little

2.5 out of 5 stars

Sometimes a book just doesn’t work for you.  I thought this sounded good but I didn’t find myself enjoying it.  It couldn’t get or keep my attention.

It was short (I knew that going into it and I don’t mind a short story) but it just felt a little rushed.  Ironically, it also felt like it dragged on a bit.  That’s why I’m so torn by this book. It felt short and not short at the same time.

Vision tells the story of a futuristic time where everyone is at war all the time.  War seems the only way to… keep the peace if that makes any sense.

Early on in the story our main character meets someone or something named Warmind and is given the opportunity to work with it to figure out how to do something.  I genuinely feel bad that I can’t remember, but Vision was just one of those books that I read and instantly put back on a shelf in my mind.  There wasn’t one thing that jumped out at me.

Overall, Vision is an average Sci-Fi book without much character or world building.  I understand it’s a short story but it did feel like some reasons why were left on the cutting room floor.

Book Description:

Audiobook: Vision: A Story of Deep Time by Jesse Laeuchli (Narrated by Alastair James Murden)two-half-stars
Vision: A Story of Deep Time by Jesse Laeuchli
Narrator: Alastair James Murden
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
Published by Self Published on October 20th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 55
Format: Audiobook
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Sub-Major Clement, a reserve officer of the third expeditionary fleet is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the Imperial mission and the constant state of war required to keep the peace.

When a strange set of circumstances allow him to take control of a Warmind, one of the highly sophisticated AIs running the conflict, he discovers the true nature of the war and the terrible weapon the AIs are designing.

Clement must find a way out before the weapon, or whatever is driving the AIs to develop it, destroys them all.

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About the Author:

Jesse is a computer scientist currently making his living as a professor. In a former life he was a civil servant, but hopes you won’t hold it against him. Finding the government uncongenial he moved to AZ to teach and work on his research.  An avid reader of fiction he has a special love of Iain Banks, Frank Herbert, Alastair Reynolds, and Paul Scott.


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