Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Vast: Stories of Mind, Soul and Consciousness in a Technological Age” as Want to Read:
Vast: Stories of Mind, Soul and Consciousness in a Technological Age
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Vast: Stories of Mind, Soul and Consciousness in a Technological Age

by
4.22  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 162 pages
Published February 28th 2020 by Orchid's Lantern
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Vast, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Vast

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-24
Average rating 4.22  · 
Rating details
 ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Vast: Stories of Mind, Soul and Consciousness in a Technological Age
Gavin Jefferson
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vast, the first anthology from Orchid's Lantern, is something special. I finished reading it almost a month ago and, in that time, I haven't stopped thinking about some of the tales. This, probably, is why I haven't been able to write a review.
My personal highlights were:
Chimy and Chris, as it garnered similar feelings to Flowers for Algernon.
Little Thief was gorgeous, intense, and terrifying.
Every Aspect of Every Recollection, was heartbreaking, and beautifully written.
The Dreamcube Thread was
...more
Logan
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This collection has a very interesting undercurrent running through it. An anthology with a true theme, as the tagline states: Stories of mind, soul and consciousness in a technological age. A lot of science fiction deals with what it means to be human, or, what it means to be alive and aware. This collection of ten authors all delve into similar territory, but what struck me was the linked nature of these supposedly standalone short stories. However, having read editor/publisher C.R. Dudley's t ...more
Aaron
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great collection, these are the kinds of stories that are thought provoking and intelligently written. They will have you question reality, mind, and soul. Due to the format of the short story they are not overwhelming, and have a stong focus on charachter - yet they still offer us lessons, and the oppertunity to question ourselves and our world. Each one can be read quickly for fun, and thought about for a long time after.
Tristan McTeirney
Mar 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Chimy and Chris by Stephen Oram (61 brains out of 100)
3 good things
1. Unlike anything I've read before.
2. You can feel the relationship between Chimy and Chris develop throughout.
3. That ending.
3 bad things
1. It is easy to get lost in the piece, given its POV perspective.
2. A bit repetitious with its word use, especially near the end (understandable within the context of the story, but still. . . .)
3. That ending. . . .
Quotes
"Communication is everything,she tells me. Conversation, d
...more
Kip Koelsch
rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2020
Chris
rated it it was ok
Dec 19, 2020
Delicia
rated it really liked it
Apr 03, 2020
Cora Lessard
rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2020
William Aicher
rated it really liked it
Feb 11, 2021
C.R.
Jan 29, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Ellinor
Jan 30, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Jonathan Clark
Feb 06, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Fred Andersson
is currently reading it
Apr 23, 2020
Lynn-Cee Faulk
marked it as to-read
May 13, 2020
Cat
marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2020
Hatchet Mouth
marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2020
Antonio Pires
marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2020
Dimity Hubbub
marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2021
Zach Korthals
marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2021
Sarah Tollok
marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2021
褀铭
marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2021
Helen-Marie Rivera
marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2021
Eric
is currently reading it
Nov 21, 2020
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Please link a book to my author profile 3 251 Jan 29, 2020 01:48PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Piranesi
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
  • Blood on the Vine
  • Paludes
  • The Book of Two Ways
  • Around the Dark Dial
  • A House at the Bottom of a Lake
  • Batman: Three Jokers
  • Find Me (Inland Empire, #1)
  • 12:23
  • A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)
  • Foundation (Foundation, #1)
  • Hadley & Grace
  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2)
  • The Psychology of Time Travel
  • The Last Human
  • Rage
  • Bloodhound: A Poetry Collection
See similar books…
35 followers
C.R Dudley is a visual artist, writer and self-proclaimed mind explorer. She is fascinated by the human condition in all of its guises, and has been heavily influenced by Jungian psychology, existentialism and eastern mysticism.

Often writing from unusual perspectives, she weaves together esoteric philosophies with modern scientific and technological developments to give a many-layered approach to
...more

News & Interviews

Happy Women's History Month! One of the undisputedly good things about modern scholarship is that women’s history is finally getting its due....
79 likes · 11 comments