Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review: Brainbox by Christian Cantrell

Book Info:

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 45 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Cantrell Media Company (February 2, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B0036ZAHB8
Review Copy: Author

What I Thought:
This was another really neat short story by Christian Cantrell. I'm really becoming a fan of his work.

Brainbox was great...it's *hmmmm* dystopian fiction and really makes you think about how we might all just end up destroying ourselves one day through our own idiocy.

So again, short story fans may want to check this one out! I really liked it!

About The Book:
(from author's website)

When the Earth begins cooling unexpectedly, humanity is left with only a few degrees of habitable latitude along the planet's equator. After establishing themselves as the three remaining powers in the world, the Americans, Chinese, and Russians eventually turn on each other in hopes of securing the last of the Earth's resources for themselves.
In an attempt to break the decades-long stalemate, the American military turns to Miguel dos Santos — a brilliant Brazilian roboticist — for help in creating the ASRA, or Autonomous Self Replicating Asset. The secret to the ASRAs is their neurological processors, also known as the brainbox, which enables the machines to "combine the logic and reasoning of a computer with the desperation and hate of the human soul." But as Miguel reluctantly carries out his orders, it becomes clear that he has other plans for what remains of humanity.

About The Author:

Christian Cantrell is a Product Manager for Adobe. He loves books, movies, writing fiction, and the occasional video game. He can be reached at his first name, dot, his last name at gmail, or you can follow him on Twitter. You can also check out his Google Profile.

Where you can find the Story:

Amazon (Kindle version)
iBooks (just search for "Christian Cantrell" or "Brainbox" in the iBooks Store)
EPUB (free - no DRM)
HTML (free)

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