Author: Amr Nasser (Smashwords/Twitter)
Genre: Science Fiction
Reading time: 6-8 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
It took a little while to shake the disquieted feeling I had after reading Amr Nasser's "Semblance". It's one of those science fiction pieces that makes you wonder whether it has already happened and we just don't know about it. At the end, you're left feeling uncomfortable.
While the premise of the story is oft-tread in science fiction, part of the charm of the story is that the author is able to bring his own voice to the dangers of AI. We recycle plots as a society all the time, it is the telling of the story which engages us. This story is no different.
The author builds the suspense and deepens the mystery as the story unfolds, compelling you to read on to find out the ending. There are interesting characters, fleshed out primarily by the way they speak, which is an interesting (and refreshing) approach.
In all, it's a very solid offering from a writer who has a great handle on how to build tension throughout his stories. Well worth the read, especially if you love Sci-Fi stories.
My picks are a collection of reviews from fellow short story authors. I've tried to procure stories from different genres, from a wide variety of authors. Most importantly, you'll know how long it will take you to finish reading them.
Request a Review
If you want your short story reviewed on this page, contact me at email@example.com. Stories should be no more than 5,000 words.