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2015 Hugo nominee Best Short StoryI am a knight riding to warMy suit of armor is a single Mark III frigate a body of polysteel three hundred meters long with a skin of cer. 2 StarsI was not a fan of this short story Definitely not Hugo material To sum it up there is a war in the galaxy between the Terrans humans and Posthumans Machine enhanced humans and AIs We follow an AI that controls a space shit as it battles the humans The problem with this story for me was that it was just so incredibly boring First of all I feel like I ve seen most of the concepts presented here elsewhere better executed as well The main character the AI was also very apathetic which further contributed to the story not being engrossing or captivating I did not care about the characters nor the plot and the long descriptions of battles and technology was just another layer of boring for me The thing is normally those things would excite me but here I just didn t buy it The logic behind technology and the lack of consideration for real technological advancements we know today was flawed and battles descriptions were dry and without conseuence I do see potential in it but it was just so dry and emotion less that I felt like it dragged on uite a bit And considering it s a short story that definitely should not be happening

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Amic armor plating one point six meters thick In the place of a lance I have 160 Long Arm high acceleration deep space torpedoes with fission warheads Instead of a sword I. Hugo 2015 nominee reading

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Carry two sets of tactical laser turrets twenty point defense low pulse lasers and two hypervelocity 100 centimeter projectile cannonsToday I will need few of those weapo. I read this story as part of my due diligence in preparation for the 2015 Hugo Awards The same story as told by Tom Kratman in his nominated novella Big Boys Don t Cry told in fewer words but with higher ratio of weapons porn to storytelling Blessedly short and with a massive spoiler in the title


7 thoughts on “Turncoat

  1. says:

    2 StarsI was not a fan of this short story Definitely not Hugo material To sum it up there is a war in the galaxy between the Terrans humans and Posthumans Machine enhanced humans and AIs We follow an AI that controls a space shit as it battles the humans The problem with this story for me was that it was just so incredibly boring First of all I feel like I've seen most of the concepts presented here elsewhere better executed as well The ma

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    Easily my favorite of the 2015 Hugo nominees for Short StoryIf you enjoy science fiction of a military nature you will enjoy this story The main character is surprisingly compelling it being an artificial intelligence the space bat

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    Hugo 2015 nominee reading

  4. says:

    This one gets a bad rap for being on one of the Puppy lists Ignore that or if you can't try to understand that this is what the sad though not rabid they just want to watch the world burn puppies were trying to ge

  5. says:

    I read this story as part of my due diligence in preparation for the 2015 Hugo Awards The same story as told by Tom Kratman in his nominated novella 'Big Boys Don't Cry' told in fewer words but with higher ratio of weapons porn to storytelling Blessedly short and with a massive spoiler in the title

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    3 35 starsMilitary SF AI ethical dilemma PosthumanismUnfortunately one of the Sad Puppy slated short stories nominated for 2015 Hugo I haven't decided whether I'm voting any of the non novel categories because most of them are overrun with sad puppies Since they are short I'm reading the short stories to make sure I'm not overreact

  7. says:

    A ship's AI starts thinking for itself in the middle of warThis story has one of my pet peeves claiming to use logic without understanding it