Fall of the Core: Netcast Zero

Fall of the Core: Netcast ZeroFall of the Core: Netcast Zero by Ryk Brown
Series: The Frontiers Saga: Fall of the Core #1
Publisher: Self Published
Released: May 26, 2015
Pages: 61
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At the dawn of a new century, the line between the real world and the virtual world has become nearly indistinguishable. Some claim that humanity is on the precipice of becoming one with our digital systems, despite centuries of effort at staving off that event. They claim that our dependence upon our digital technology is the doomsday weapon that will be our final undoing, and they warn that time is running out.

For independent field reporter Hanna Bohl, the end of humanity is just the beginning.

The Fall of the Core series is a collection of short stories from the Frontier Saga universe, serving as a prequel to the main books. This first installation was a very present surprise!

We’ve gone from the flying-around-in-space science fiction, to the future-on-earth kind. For such a short story, the world is established rather well. The build-up is plausible, and, knowing what we know is going to happen, there is a nice nerve going through the whole story.

Netcast Zero is a fun little short story, and, if the rest of these short stories continue in this groove, well worth reading as a universe-expanding addition to the Frontiers Saga books.

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