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‘Secret Thoughts’ Reviewed by A Fantastical Librarian

September 3, 2013

The book Secret Thoughts was just reviewed by A Fantastical Librarian. Surprisingly, the review turns out to be a really really positive review for The Emoticon Generation.


Read the entire review.


Secret Thoughts

Secret Thoughts, by Guy Hasson


The Emoticon Generation

The Emoticon Generation


Glowing Review for ‘The Emoticon Generation’ from A Fantastical Librarian

April 20, 2013

The blog ‘A Fantastical Librarian’ gave a glowing review to The Emoticon Generation. Here’s a little taste:

I’d expected to enjoy it, based on Andrea’s recommendation, but what I hadn’t expected was that I’d be drawn in by the stories to the extent that I was. They were fascinating and even the ones that I didn’t like as much, were thought-provoking and made me think about what they meant and whether their technology might be actually possible. The stories were clever and as much about humanity and identity as about technology.

Read the entire review here.

This is the last (I think) of the blog tour reviews. Still to come this month: two interviews and a giveaway.


Two Dudes in an Attic Reviews ‘The Emoticon Generation’

April 17, 2013

The Emoticon Generation blog tour continues to continue! The review blog Two Dudes in an Attic reviewed The Emoticon Generation, this time giving a thoughtful and thought-provoking review regarding the different ethical issues raised in the book. Here’s a little taste:

Some authors use their books as proxies arguing one aspect or another of the issue (Karl Schroeder, for example, or Greg Egan), while others, like noted internet puppy Charlie Stross, advocate in real life. Hasson doesn’t take a side in the debate, instead choosing to examine the researchers, early adopters, and guinea pigs that would make such a thing possible. He seems much less interested in the hows of the thing, or the effect it would have on us some hundreds of years down the line. Instead, Hasson teases out the ethical questions that will face us tomorrow, or next year, or next decade, if it turns out we can scan our brains into computers.

Read the entire review here.

Lynn’s Book Blog Reviews ‘The Emoticon Generation’

April 17, 2013

The blog tour continues! Lynn’s Book Blog reviewed The Emoticon Generation, giving us another positive review! Here’s a little taste:

 I don’t tend to read a lot of short stories because I feel disconnected to the characters.  I usually feel that I don’t spend enough time with them to get comfy.  However that isn’t the case here – the author has a way of writing that you can’t help connecting.

Read the entire review here.

Postcards from La La Land Reviews ‘The Emoticon Generation’

April 11, 2013

The blog tour continues! The YA review blog Postcards from La-La Land reviewed The Emoticon Generation.

Here’s a little taste:

The Emoticon Generation is part satirical, part speculative, sometimes humorous, and often spooky.  It’s not a cookie-cutter lament against technology, or a cry for the return of life before the Internet – it’s just a look at what might happen if we push curiosity too far in certain directions.

Read the entire review here.

Attack of the Books Reviews ‘The Emoticon Generation’

April 9, 2013

The blog tour continues! The review website, Attack of the Books, just published a review of The Emoticon Generation The review is very positive even though some of the stories were not to his liking.

Here’s a small taste:

On the other hand, if you enjoy thought provoking short fiction, then download a copy of Guy Hasson’s The Emoticon Generation today. A collection of short stories that seem to focus on human nature when technology allows us to play with the rules of physics, each is an interesting tale with a twist.

Read the entire review here.


Great Review for The Emoticon Generation at Dab of Darkness

April 7, 2013

The book tour continues! This time, the review site Dab of Darkness reviews The Emoticon Generation.

From the review:

In this collection are seven stories that I am excited to tell you about. Guy Hasson has mostly focused on near-future technology concerning artificial intelligence (AI) and the human quest for immortality. There’s also some emoticon humor mixed in, regret on past decisions, relationship problems, and the hunt for one’s origins.

Read the entire review here.


Glowing Review for The Emoticon Generation at Over the Effing Rainbow

April 5, 2013

The Emoticon Generation book tour is off, and the first review is up at Over the Effing Rainbow.

From the review:

“[H]is writing style is clear and concise, while still keeping a moving lyricism about it that, altogether, make these stories well worth reading. For me, ‘The Assassination’ is the jewel in this particular crown.”

Read the rest of the review here.

New Review for ‘The Emoticon Generation’

February 23, 2013

The Little Red Reviewer has just posted a review of my latest book, The Emoticon Generation.

Here are a few a few quotes:

His [last] collection Secret Thoughts was about how people deal with naturally ocurring telepathy, and his newest collection, The Emoticon Generation, is about the intersection of people and technology. I should have expected it would be weirder and more dangerous than the intersection of people and telepathy!


What makes this new collection so compelling is that with today’s technology we’re only a few years away from many of these stories becoming non-fiction.


These are character driven stories, and it’s  nice to see characters who demand to know what’s happening and take steps to find out, instead of passively allowing things to happen to them.  The truth might set us free, but sometimes it shatters us first.


Read Little Red Reviewer’s full review.

The Emoticon Generation by Guy Hasson

The Emoticon Generation at Amazon

‘Secret Thoughts’ Review over at Don’t Panic

December 31, 2012

As you no doubt recall, my book Secret Thoughts came out last year in the US and a few weeks ago in Israel, translated into Hebrew. The first review is in. If you can read Hebrew, check it out over at the online magazine, Don’t Panic.

Here’s the last line: “Together, the three stories, succeed well in unveiling the hidden and the unhidden in our humanity. The result is an interesting, at some parts emotional, and very human book.”

Secret Thoughts

Secret Thoughts, by Guy Hasson

Secret Thoughts, now in Hebrew

Secret Thoughts, now in Hebrew