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The Geno Virus

The Geno Virus [Kindle Edition]

R.K. Troughton
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Product Description

Millions are dead and the world is being swallowed by a virtual reality. Make no mistake, Dr. Albert Van de Graaf did not intend to cause the destruction of the world, nor did he plan on turning everyone on the planet into mindless slaves. It just turned out that way.

If you simply give him a chance to explain the events that led up to the creation of the Geno Virus, you will see he is not to blame. He is merely a victim of circumstance. If his boss had not put so much pressure on him, none of this would have ever happened.

A fast paced short story of science fiction.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 195 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: R.K. Troughton; 1 edition (28 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable quick-hit 13 Feb 2013
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This is basically the confession of a self-important professor who accidentally starts the end of the world because of his work on a video game. I can't say too much without spoiling the story but it's well worth a read.

This took me about half an hour to read and I really enjoyed it. It's just the right length for the character.

My only gripe would be the formatting - it's double spaced which just feels awkward.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable and quick read! 29 July 2013
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This is a quick read, an interesting sci-fi short story. It's a professor's confession of how he inadvertently caused the end of human life through the creation of his Geno Virus. It's not what you think, which is rather a cool perspective another apocalyptic tale.

It's written as if the professor were talking directly to his arresting officer/confessor/you. Which is effective, but is also limiting since the professor's conversational style blurs throughout the narrative.

There's quite a lot of technical detail through the story explaining how things came to be, but I found the details to be clear and not confusing. The author does a good job building on each concept as the narrative builds to the professor's frantic conclusion.

An enjoyable and quick read!
4.0 out of 5 stars Felt like I was there 11 May 2013
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This short story is written well.
The tone of the book simulates a feeling of sitting in an interrogation room listening to a brilliant misguided genius try and explain how he is not to blame, even though he admits it his creation.
I enjoyed the switch bettween the main character explaining how he is innocent for world destruction with the telling of the tale, and the short snippets of his interactions with the interrogators.
Interesting twist on MMO's and the power of viral system science.
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 28 Jan 2013
By lesley - Published on
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this kept me interested, couldnt put it down. It was not predictable and interesting. great for anyone interested in sci fi medical or the paranormal.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-crafted speculative sci-fi 16 Jan 2013
By Brett C. Miller - Published on
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The thing that's scary about this short story is it's plausibility. The concept is laid out in an ordered sequence of technical detail that, while comprehensive, is not overwhelming. A fun read with terrifying implications.
5.0 out of 5 stars A short essay on reality 16 Jan 2013
By heff - Published on
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What happens when a computer programme becomes self aware? What happens if it has access to your mind via the implanted circuit all children are given at birth. A short punchy story that is good for a commute.
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