Friday, 21 September 2018

#ReadShortStories from an upcoming collection (156 to 160)


My short story reading slowed down a bit recently and has now picked up because I've started reading a new collection. The corollary to that is the only short stories I've read since the last set of mini reviews were from that collection. Hence, you, dear readers, are getting a preview of the first five stories of 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess by Simon Petrie. Some of them were flash, though, which means they don't get a proper review (because how one practically review something less than two pages long?).

Perhaps there'll be a bit more variety next time. I am part way through an issue of Uncanny (and even part way through a story I wasn't especially enjoying)... We'll see.


Product Warning by Simon Petrie — A very amusing introduction/warning about an explosive anti-piracy measure. Source: 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess by Simon Petrie

Introduction by Über-Professor Arrrrarrrgghl Schlurmpftxpftpfl by Simon Petrie — Mildly amusing, but a bit wordy. Source: 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess by Simon Petrie

Jack Makes a Sale by Simon Petrie — Flash, which I may have read before... Source: 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess by Simon Petrie

All the Colours of the Tomato by Simon Petrie — An interesting premise and a long story to explore it. I had to read it over a few sittings but then, once some questions were answered in interesting ways, it felt like it ended a little abruptly. Still an interesting read, though. Source: 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess by Simon Petrie

Working Girl by Simon Petrie — Flash Source: 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess by Simon Petrie


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