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Goldilocks Conditions

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s to him than being a lightning rod for controversy Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody and why Luce is hell bent on stopping the recovery of the plan Oof Where to start I really wanted to like this book It purported itself as a post climate crisis bounceback society trying to fix itself Instead I got nearly 600 pages of Mary Sue Extraordinaire Rubi Whiting the lawyerpro gamerworld renowned climate activiststreet fighterfriend of world leadersAI expertanything else she needs to be tromping through multiple realms of meatspace and the internetI mean Sensorium Gamechanger suffers from the classic high school writing assignment method of sci fi by adding nano auto or similar prefixes to words elevating them to peak Star Trek level technobabblebut then we also get 2019 pop culture references galoreThere are certainly some interesting ideas that I won't spoil here but the author seemingly wanted to put every single novel idea they ever had all into one text so we got a huge mishmash of plot lines that don't really connect at all The whiplash between each of Mary Sue's fantastic careers is painful after the first few times but gets super tiring a few chapters in She goes from meeting with law clients to parkouring across Paris to competing in a pro gaming tournament within the first few chapters Gamechanger sincerely needed a better editor to bring some conciseness and flow to the plot Maybe it would have been better off as a collection of short stories or novellas or something

review Goldilocks Conditions

Now she works as a public defender to hellp troubled indiviudals with anti social behavior That’s how she met Luciano PoxLuce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer But there Gamechanger at its heart is a mystery of one entity that has cracked the code and become a thorn in the side of society’s new regs The novel is an exploration of the relative near future It is scary exciting and a look through your fingers as you cover your eyesThe worldbuilding is tremendous Immersive and mindbending but somehow totally realistic To be honest though it took me awhile to read this one It was hard at times to get back into the future speak It’s not a world that is easy to slip in and out of just because there is so many vocab words to pick up That is not saying it’s not worth the effort because it isIn reading I kept thinking is this the world that my great grandchildren will be living in Life extension technology enables people to live 120 years and a brand of labor that is so different from the one that I am used to this is great science fiction a vision that strikes a cord that pushed me intellectually4 out of 5 starsFor my full review all my reviews

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First there was the Setback Then came the Clawback Now humanity thrivesRubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty first century I knew when I first heard about this book last year that it would probably tick a lot of my boxes What I didn't expect was just HOW MANY that would end up being Gamechanger is a fairly near future story but one that I think could have only been written in the post 2016 US election world It's a story that sharpens the impact of our current trajectory politically economically ecologically but one that ultimately feels believable Social media becomes omnipresent but as an almost too simple way of measuring and valuing social capital Technology is deeply powerful but almost exclusively used for benevolent purposes Environmentalism is no longer fringe but necessary and key to species OUR species survival Society is ueer normed and it's not a big deal In many ways this book represents the future liberals want but I'd really rather not have to go through the Setback and the Clawback before we get the positive future of the Bounceback Our main character Rubi is a lawyer and a celebrity virtual reality gamer of the Bounceback generation who begins the book by taking on an unusually difficult client Rubi's dad who was around during the Setback has a basketful of trauma in his past and serves as a peer counselor and also ends up helping Rubi's client Luce Pox the client is far than he seems and is poised to turn the Bounceback on its heels I'd recommend this for folks who are looking for a less bleak Ready Player One climate fiction that isn't all dire and depressing uplifting stories about the future of technology and anyone who needs hope that even though our world is a mess right now we can get through it


About the Author: L.X. Beckett

LX Beckett is a ueer science fiction author and editor who lives in Toronto Ontario They are the author of “Freezing Rain a Chance of Falling” a new novella coming soon to the pages of Fantasy and Science Fiction as well as the upcoming novel Goldilocks Conditions from Tor BooksLX Beckett used to kick trolls out of a Star Trek chat room for the TV channel now known as SyFy These days th



10 thoughts on “Goldilocks Conditions

  1. says:

    After the first few pages following the long prologue I imagined the author to be a boomer a person in his late 40s to early 60s trying to write a book that would appeal to millenials The I kept reading excruciatingly I might add the that image became cemented in my mind It's as if the author doesn't understand this culture and has written a completely detached and deeply flawed analysis of itFirst of all a writer that adds sound effects boom bang crunch screeeeeeeech I shit you not phonetically should be publicly flogged as a warning to other writers to never do this Secondly the plot is set in the future and yet there's a disturbing insistence on using outdated social media terms or current ones that are just as vaporous The at sign and hashtag # are featured far too prominently to the point of being distracting and the dialogues are often broken and make little sense There's a very high initial pain threshold to go through until things start moving With such a broken style I feel it's important to first ease the reader in before starting to lay on the oddities too thickI didn't mind the heavy handed and preachy gender politics per se that's the inescapable trend now but it would've gone down much smoother if the characters were compelling and relatable They were not I'm sorry but I completely disagree with labeling them as uirky Obnoxious is not uirky self entitled and condescending is not uirky You have to be likable to be labeled as uirky and I didn't like any of themThoroughly disliked this one


  2. says:

    I knew when I first heard about this book last year that it would probably tick a lot of my boxes What I didn't expect was just HOW MANY that would end up being Gamechanger is a fairly near future story but one that I think could have only been written in the post 2016 US election world It's a story that sharpens the impact of our current trajectory politically economically ecologically but one that ultimately feels believable Social media becomes omnipresent but as an almost too simple way of measuring and valuing social capital Technology is deeply powerful but almost exclusively used for benevolent purposes Environmentalism is no longer fringe but necessary and key to species OUR species survival Society is ueer normed and it's not a big deal In many ways this book represents the future liberals want but I'd really rather not have to go through the Setback and the Clawback before we get the positive future of the Bounceback Our main character Rubi is a lawyer and a celebrity virtual reality gamer of the Bounceback generation who begins the book by taking on an unusually difficult client Rubi's dad who was around during the Setback has a basketful of trauma in his past and serves as a peer counselor and also ends up helping Rubi's client Luce Pox the client is far than he seems and is poised to turn the Bounceback on its heels I'd recommend this for folks who are looking for a less bleak Ready Player One climate fiction that isn't all dire and depressing uplifting stories about the future of technology and anyone who needs hope that even though our world is a mess right now we can get through it


  3. says:

    25 stars rounded up?This is not the worst book I’ve read this year but I have to say it’s probably the most unsatisfyingWe’re given all these awesome ideas immediate and public social justice a world that seems relatively free of judgement concerning race and gender cool tech small jobs and volunteer work on the fly virtual assistant AI gaming the list goes onI mean really the world building in Gamechanger is almost as impressive as a personal favorite of mine Too Like the LightningBut none of it ever adds up into anything that makes any sense None of it ever seems to get to a point Pull yourself up by your bootstraps I guess? The message is hopeful but the plot and pacing are a train wreck It’s an everything but the kitchen sink bookPlot 1 Rogue AI suspected of sentience on the loosePlot 2 Who is Luce Pox and why does everyone care so much?Plot 3 view spoilerAlien Invasion Panic and Run hide spoiler


  4. says:

    Gamechanger at its heart is a mystery of one entity that has cracked the code and become a thorn in the side of society’s new regs The novel is an exploration of the relative near future It is scary exciting and a look through your fingers as you cover your eyesThe worldbuilding is tremendous Immersive and mindbending but somehow totally realistic To be honest though it took me awhile to read this one It was hard at times to get back into the future speak It’s not a world that is easy to slip in and out of just because there is so many vocab words to pick up That is not saying it’s not worth the effort because it isIn reading I kept thinking is this the world that my great grandchildren will be living in? Life extension technology enables people to live 120 years and a brand of labor that is so different from the one that I am used to this is great science fiction a vision that strikes a cord that pushed me intellectually4 out of 5 starsFor my full review all my reviews


  5. says:

    One of those books I give up on after a while I liked bits of it but Well usually I'm 'ok' with character names and whatnot but this one just kept throwing names at me and introducing people or non people once and then just assuming I knew immediately who was who and which was which It got frustrating uickly and since the story was interesting but didn't fully grab and drag me along by the collar I let this one go To go with the style in the book #shrugemoji?


  6. says:

    I stopped about a third through no really compelling characters the kind of tech fetishism that annoys me when reading copies of Wired


  7. says:

    Got about as far as chapter 10 before giving up Got tired of in your face social justice and how humans are destroying the EarthBouncing between reality virtual reality and some other plane didn't help the was very little connect to know where you are This could have been intentional but made for a very difficult read


  8. says:

    This book takes you on a wild emotional ride while challenging your views on what humanity actually is


  9. says:

    Oof Where to start I really wanted to like this book It purported itself as a post climate crisis bounceback society trying to fix itself Instead I got nearly 600 pages of Mary Sue Extraordinaire Rubi Whiting the lawyerpro gamerworld renowned climate activiststreet fighterfriend of world leadersAI expertanything else she needs to be tromping through multiple realms of meatspace and the internetI mean Sensorium Gamechanger suffers from the classic high school writing assignment method of sci fi by adding nano auto or similar prefixes to words elevating them to peak Star Trek level technobabblebut then we also get 2019 pop culture references galoreThere are certainly some interesting ideas that I won't spoil here but the author seemingly wanted to put every single novel idea they ever had all into one text so we got a huge mishmash of plot lines that don't really connect at all The whiplash between each of Mary Sue's fantastic careers is painful after the first few times but gets super tiring a few chapters in She goes from meeting with law clients to parkouring across Paris to competing in a pro gaming tournament within the first few chapters Gamechanger sincerely needed a better editor to bring some conciseness and flow to the plot Maybe it would have been better off as a collection of short stories or novellas or something


  10. says:

    Made it through chapter 23 but gave up There are just too many words that don't really add to the story # TM all avatars from the future not really sure that's true but just clutter in the story Too much flash not enough actual


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