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Mirror Shards: Volume One

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EXPLORE the edge of augmented reality in thirteen tales from thirteen fantastic authors. When the digital world collides with our real one, bringing all its problems and benefits, mankind will have to relearn what it means to be human.

In this glimpse of possible futures, you will go on the hunt to track down a fugitive on the other side of the known Universe. Learn the pr
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published August 19th 2011 (first published August 17th 2011)
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Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mirror Shards is a short story anthology published by Black Moon Books, the imprint of indie author, Thomas K. Carpenter. This time around, Carpenter serves as both author (he contributed one story) and editor. He accepted submissions from unpublished and published authors.

Much like Carpenter's novel, The Digital Sea, the stories in this anthology all have augmented reality (AR) as a common element integral to each story. However, how each author incorporates AR into their story is as varied as
Tara Calaby
Mirror Shards: Extending the Edges of Augmented Reality is a science fiction anthology comprising thirteen short stories by new and established authors. Augmented reality, for those readers who are looking a little confused right now, deals with the idea of using technology to expand upon (augment!) the real world. Think GPS, but implanted into your eyes. The authors of the collected stories, however, have envisioned the implementation of augmented reality in a broad spectrum of ways, ensuring t ...more
David King
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Mirror Shards: Volume 1" is an anthology of thirteen short science fiction stories, edited by Thomas K. Carpenter who also contributed one of the stories. The stories themselves have been written by a variety of authors and all of them included some aspect of Augmented Reality. For those of you that don't know, Augmented Reality is the process of utilising technology to enhance and expand upon what we see in the real world.

Whilst this common element is present in each story, the way in which t
Jared Millet
Aug 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recently finished enjoying this surprisingly excellent anthology - surprising because I was initially concerned that the "augmented reality" theme might limit the stories to a tired range of cyberpunk cliches. Yeah, I was wrong. The contributors all find different takes on the subject, and the stories are finely crafted with several being truly excellent. ("Music of the Spheres" by Ken Liu, "Stage Presence, Baby" by E.M. Schadegg, and "The Watcher" by George Walker are my personal favorites.) Ev ...more
Justin Dillon-Shallard
Some great short stories, but some are definitely of differing quality. Some I felt finished just as they were getting started and should definitely be developed into full novel length.

The overall theme of Augmented Reality is interesting and brings the collection together satisfactorily.
Sydnie Macelroy
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
All the stories in this compilation were at least very good. Highly recommend!
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