Posts Tagged ‘book tour’

Interview + Book Giveaway

April 30, 2013

The The Emoticon Generation blog tour is drawing to a close, with a new interview and book giveaway at the Dab of Darkness blog.

This interview is all about how some of the stories and books and film I’m writing came to be.

Plus, you have a chance to win a free electronic copy of The Emoticon Generation.

Read the entire thing here.

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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.

An Interview with Newton, My Personal AI

April 14, 2013

The Emoticon Generation blog tour continues! This time, with an interview by My Bookish Ways. Unfortunately, I wasn’t at home during the interview, and so my personal AI (artificial intelligence problem) answered the questions for me. The AI’s name is Newton, and he doesn’t like me very much. Here’s a little taste:

Guy, will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’m sorry, Guy isn’t here right now. My name is Newton. I am the AI Guy created in order to help him deal with anything that might come up while he’s away. I answer his phone when he’s in the bathroom, I do interviews when he’s not home, and I drive while he texts.

Read the entire interview with Newton 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.

Interviewed by Little Red Reviewer

April 3, 2013

The Little Red Reviewer’s interview of me now appears on her blog, launching The Emoticon Generation book tour.

 

From her intro:

Guy Hasson writes near-future science fiction, intimate stories suggesting technologies that fifty years away, or twenty years away, or maybe twenty minutes away.  His stories are all  different, but what they share in common is characters the reader instantly cares about, and a story that pulls you right in.  THE EMOTICON GENERATION  deals with a wide range of technological questions, but most importantly (at least for me), the idea that just because we can create a technology that does something, that doesn’t mean we should use it, that we should play God with it.

Check out the interview.

And, oh, buy The Emoticon Generation.