At Kirkus Reviews’s 35% fair use limit, here’s what Kirkus Indie thought of A Digital Carol – A Tale for Our Generation.
A Digital Carol – A Tale for Our Generation
In this 21st century recasting of the classic story, E. Ben Ezer fills the role of the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge. He’s a callous businessman in the not-too-distant future, who, in his quest for wealth, has replaced almost his entire staff with a sophisticated autonomous computer network. Ezer’s greed extends far beyond mere wealth, however; he’s looking to transcend his current position and become something of a godlike figure. While working late one night, Ezer confronts the image of his former business partner emanating from his computer screen. Unfazed, Ezer decides to try out his company’s experimental virtual reality suit, and the apparition soon leads him through his past, present and future.
We expected a fair to middlin’ review and that’s what we’ve got. We’ll work on our prose next time around.
Based on Amazon’s editorial review policies and Kirkus Reviews excerpt guidelines, we’ll use:
“Writer’s (Tragic Wonders, 2013…) novella reimagines Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a cautionary sci-fi tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Writer’s interpretation is an intriguing retelling…it does much more than merely change the classic tale’s setting and style.” —Kirkus Reviews
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If you are interested in reading the $0.99 story for yourself:
Genre: science fiction, Christian futuristic
1st edition, released November 19, 2014
By Mandated Memoranda Publishing, LLC
Exclusively as an Amazon Kindle Edition
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
90 pages (estimated)