FREE READ ✓ The Shootout Solution

CHARACTERS ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Michael R. Underwood

The Shootout SolutionIt's up to Leah and the Genrenauts team to nudge the story back on track and prevent a catastrophe on EarthBut the story's hero isn't interested in winning and the safety of Earth hangs in the balanc. WHERE'S EPISODE II

SUMMARY The Shootout Solution

FREE READ ✓ The Shootout Solution Ý Leah Tang just died on stage Well not literally Not yetLeah's stand up career isn't going well But she understands the power of fiction and when she's offered employment with the mysterious Genrenauts Foundation she soon discovers that literally dying on stage is a hazard of the jobHer first assignment takesLeah Tang just died on stage Well not literally Not yetLeah's stand up career isn't going well But she understands the power of fiction and when she's offered employment with the mysterious Genrenauts. This is SF Well actually it's Western but since I don't want to bother making a shelf for that and it really is SF without being Westworld I'll leave it as SFExcept It's also a writing manual giving us all the insides of How To Write A Story as the means to live while being inside one Or three Or eighteen stories Or however many Tau Heinleinesue The Number of the Beast alternate universes there are when genres spin into umbrella universes that split even further into sub genres that split into yet subgenresAnd the whole point is that the GENRES ARE MIXING AND BREAKING DOWN oh my god the universe is breechingDamn cool concept and I think I'm gonna like this even than Geekomancy because it's not only tapping into nostalgia but it's also going to tap into archetypes in a BIG way in order to Get Things Done Hell it's written in such a way that even the ultra conscious way that the story is written gets sublimated into the characters who consider the fine points of storytelling just so they can manipulate a whole worldview inside the genre And then underneath that or above it I can't really decide where that layer belongs we've got Leah transforming from Reluctant Hero to Kid to Sidekick back to Reluctant Hero in her own tale that is in itself a metafiction of all these alternate realitiesAnd is it easy to follow unlike my review's narrative Hell yes It's all story tongue in cheek pure adventureIt's good all by itselfThe only thing that could make it better is an ongoing series of novellas doing the same thing and enlarging the concept But Oh Wait It isI'm tickled pink And thanks to Tor I recently got Episode 2 as an ARC Guess what I'm going to do in 2 minutes

Michael R. Underwood ´ 9 FREE READ

Foundation she soon discovers that literally dying on stage is a hazard of the jobHer first assignment takes her to a Western world When a cowboy tale slips off its rails and the outlaws start to win. The premise is simple yet somehow ended up hitting me really hard there's our regular everyday world and there are story worlds that exist in another dimension in space orbiting Earth impacting Earth based on which story world that's at issue Problems in the story worlds cause problems on Earth so if you can fix problems on the story worlds you can solve Earth's problems For me someone who is pretty damn worried about Earth's problems on a pretty regular basis this simple solution that is also so much wish fulfillment as a geek was really rather poignant I had to actually put my Kindle down for a moment and take a break because of how happy the concept made me and how sad I was that we don't have such an easy fix The cast of characters will probably be dismissed by folks who hate diversity for diversity's sake or checking off boxes on the SJW checklist but honestly it was really refreshing to see so many non white non male characters They all felt like solid characters not tokens and for being a novella what we saw of each character's motivations made sense and workedSo far as the plot went I saw the twist coming about a mile away but I was happy that was where the story went and I was definitely pleased with how the ending was wrapped up on Western worldI'm impressed with the pacing and the plotting because there's a lot of ground to cover and really not all that much space to do it in These could easily be much longer books but the episodic nature and short time span addressed in text by staying too long in story worlds Bad News Bears means the story has to be tight and it is There are still however plenty of mentions of real world issues and current events This is very much a book that is of this moment this moment being 20152016 with all the socio political class race gender environmental issues that conjures up They don't all get mentioned overtly but it's obvious that the issues are apparent and important to the characters and I expect some of them will come up in later books in the seriesIt's certainly not for everyone and the folks who it would immediately turn off have probably long stopped reading this review If you're looking for a fun adventure that's socially aware and culturally relevant I think this would be a good book for youI was provided with a copy of this book for review by the author