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SELIA's Promise

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In the near future, a hyper-intelligent supercomputer promises to usher in a new era for humanity. But instead of utopia, the brilliant machine discovers an asteroid on an unavoidable collision course with Earth. Is this the end? Or will SELIA uphold its promise for a better and brighter tomorrow?
Kindle Edition, 21 pages
Published July 8th 2017 by Christina McMullen
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Jane Jago
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one is special. I can't really say much more because: spoilers.

All I can say is read it and know fear.
Chris Jags
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nice little short, sharp shock. I knew something unexpected was inbound, but I wasn't sure what. Should appeal to two types of people: those who find the end of the world scenario, as it tears a family apart, heart-wrenching - and those who (me) find what transpires darkly funny. Either way, a good short read!
Chess Desalls
And...punch! Oh, man.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-o
Another story from Ms. McMullen? I wasn't going to pass that up!

The writing is as great as I came to expect of the author. My only concern was when the tenses changed in the middle of the story, going from past to present. It startled me at first. I honestly thought it was a slip. I stopped reading, went back, and read again. It couldn't be! Why change to present tense? I shrugged and continued. I wanted to know what would happen and maybe understand the switch. Well, while I am not a fan of pre
Dwayne Fry
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A lovely little cautionary tale, warning against putting too much faith in religion... and science.
Bea Cannon
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I chose this story to read because it’s short and I don’t have a lot of time at the moment. Besides, I’ve enjoyed other of this author’s books and figured I’d find a laugh or two in it. And, believe it or not considering the dark premise, I did.

I can’t say a lot without giving too much away because, after all, it IS a shortie, but this I can say: it’s the best apocalyptic story I’ve read in recent years. It is dark and clever and it grabbed me from the beginning. I went through the highs and low
David Kelly
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rich, dark and humorous Science-fiction in the classic mold!

I read this over breakfast and loved every minute of it. Reminiscent of some of the classic science-fiction from Asimov, this oozes quality and bristles with ideas--all while remaining very much a fun read. In some ways it reminded me of the early "Multivac" stories, and covers some similar themes, but the author's interpretation brings it bang up to date and gives it her own special twist. Highly recommended if you like classy, classic
JAKe Hatmacher
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
A very short story about potential cataclysmic world destruction and a supercomputer.
The author also seems to convey her angst or others angst with religions, their relations to government and mind control. Certainly not a book to lift one's spirit.
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ku
This was a great surprise. I got this book for two reasons, it was on kindle unlimited and it was being promoted by another author. This is a new to me author. I was pleasantly surprise. The story is told from the main character's point of view and it doesn't have any interactions with other characters. This would be something I generally wouldn't like, I get easily bored by such writing style, but I keep reading and the more I did it, the more I liked it. I was so intrigued by everything and wh ...more
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this short story! McMullen does a great job of pulling you into the emotions of the end of the world and some crazy options that brings into question. I don't think I can say much more, but this is definitely worth the read!
Jon Nikrich
A fun, short read with a clever ending.
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Christina McMullen is a sci-fi and urban fantasy author who dreams of jetpacks and electric sheep.

Christina enjoys travel, vegan cooking, modern and classic art, and championing the progressive nature of ebooks and independent authors. She is obsessed with robots and the internet, and revels in the fact that she was fortunate enough to have been born in an era where she was able to witness the 'fu