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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A tiny story of sociopathic automotive vehicles.

2019 Hugo award finalist for Best Short Story. Can be read here:

https://firesidefiction.com/stet
ebook, 2 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Fireside Fiction
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Richard Derus
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Formally like Nicholson Baker's The Mezzanine for the hyperlink generation, a tiny text telling a titanic story whose layers grow like the lamination in puff pastry. They're as buttery-rich as those layers, too.

Gailey thinks about things we all think about...what happens when something goes utterly irretrievably bad?...and then builds an armature of words to hang feelings on. We the audience stand back and look at the shapes while our minds assess and absorb the meanings. Like the best pastry-ea
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Bradley
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-shelf, sci-fi
I really liked this short story by Sarah Gaily and would have liked it despite it being nommed for Hugo 2019.

It's dry. So dry. Written dry, but damn the data points are awesome.

Vehicular homicide. By AI.

How did it learn to make its judgments? Us. *shiver*

Totally recommend.
Hákon Gunnarsson
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very interesting flash fiction that takes place on multiple levels despite its shortness. It’s both dry, and passionate. Cool story dealing with something that may become a issue in the future, more specifically AI and self driving cars.
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Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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saradevil
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Well done, but somehow also confusing and frustrating, which is entirely what the author chose to convey. It works, but perhaps too effectively.
Erika
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, fun
Interesting premise -- interesting process
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