Hugh Howey Lives

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Hugh Howey Lives

Hugh Howey Lives In authors are obsolete With the exception of a few human Author titles printed in the small basement and back room Libraries all stories are created by the Artificial Intelligence of the Archiv

  • Title: Hugh Howey Lives
  • Author: Daniel Arthur Smith
  • ISBN: 9780988649385
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 2174 authors are obsolete With the exception of a few human Author titles printed in the small basement and back room Libraries, all stories are created by the Artificial Intelligence of the Archive Most believe the Authors are only brands to lure people into spending their credits on print One woman believes that one of them, author Hugh Howey, is real, In 2174 authors are obsolete With the exception of a few human Author titles printed in the small basement and back room Libraries, all stories are created by the Artificial Intelligence of the Archive Most believe the Authors are only brands to lure people into spending their credits on print One woman believes that one of them, author Hugh Howey, is real, and still alive Her Librarian feeds her belief that Hugh Howey is still sailing around the world, uploading his work to the Archive Convinced she has found clues in his stories as to where he now resides, she and her girlfriend sail to an island, where she believes Hugh Howey lives.

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    1. Kim Wells on said:

      A well-written, interesting concept with amazingly likeable characters, a thoughtful exploration of Art and the concept of the Author. Really, just a great read that I could not put down.

    2. Mollie Claire on said:

      If you ever find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to feed your child, say, multiple times between 1:00am and 4:00am EST, you might not want to fire up the Kindle and read this one. because you might find yourself under the impression that the title is "LIVES" by the author Hugh Howey, and being a fan of Hugh Howey, you would read this book with an entirely unintended point of view from its original author, Daniel Smith. You might find yourself muttering things like "Oh, he's ' [...]

    3. Bernadette Robinson on said:

      9/10 great concept. I received a free copy of this story for signing up to Smith's website. My review is in now way influenced by this fact and is written from the heart.I love dystopian themed books and this certainly fits that bill nicely. Imagine a future where very few books are written by humans and the majority are churned out for want of a better word by a Computer. Tia and Kay are a couple, Tia is keen on photography and Kay is a budding Author. Kay is an avid reader too and with the hel [...]

    4. Chris on said:

      Fun, Fast, Futuristic Exploration with Twists and TurnsRemember that moment in Soylent Green where it’s revealed that “Soylent Green is people!”? Or the scene in The Twilight Zone episode “How to Serve Man,” where we learn the aliens aren’t benevolent at all, but actually serving up a smorgasbord of human goodies? There’s a moment like that in Hugh Howey Lives. Daniel Smith crafts his lead up to the moment with such skill, the “oh crap” feeling that dawned inside me when I got [...]

    5. Michael Hicks on said:

      [Note: I received an ARC of this title from the author for review.]Hugh Howey Lives is the first title I've read by Daniel Arthur Smith, and I was greatly impressed with the sci-fi concepts at play here. Readers will get treated to human synthetics, bioinformatics, and a good dose of light philosophy, but the real draw here, and what kept me engaged the most, was the tremendous breadth of heart that went into the work.Yes, the book is an ode to indie publishing's biggest success and the author o [...]

    6. Debbie on said:

      Not at all what I expected, I’m glad to say. This is not a joke or a parody. This story explores a new angle of an idea that has appeared in science fiction from time to time. The result of the story’s featured project is an odd and slightly unsettling fusion of human and machine intelligence. Hugh Howey is the focus of that project, in tribute to an idea that he presented in one of his blog posts. Truly, though, this story would be just as fascinating had it been written about a fictitious [...]

    7. D.K. Cassidy on said:

      Creative Storytelling!This creative novel combines real life with Science Fiction. For those not familiar with Hugh Howey, he is a famous and well-regarded Science Fiction writer. The author of this story, Daniel Arthur Smith, creates a scenario blurring the lines between fact and fiction. The story starts out as a simple tale of two lovers on a sailing trip. Tia’s life is one of privilege, while Kay struggles for all she achieves in life. Their different backgrounds meld together to form a pe [...]

    8. Eamon Ambrose on said:

      I honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the premise for this story using a real-life author as a character. It's not the first time this has been done with Hugh Howey so I was interested to see how this author would approach it. What surprised me was the many levels this story works on - an obvious tribute to a great writer becomes a study of creativity and independence, while also looking at loyalty and compromise in relationships. Smith writes from an interesting perspective and weave [...]

    9. FanFiAddict on said:

      In a world where stories are written by Artificial Intelligence, paperback books are a high dollar commodity and the modern-day author is a thing of the past, Hugh Howey Lives introduces a very bleak future, void of inspiring literature and stories that allow the imagination to run wild. But there is hope as two women set sail to a mysterious island, thanks to what they believe are clues left behind by Hugh Howey himself. Once they happen upon the island, what they expect to find and what awaits [...]

    10. Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. on said:

      3.5 StarsThis was a very abstract read and I've been sitting on my review for a while because I just wasn't sure what to say. Entertaining? Yes. Believable? No. I really only read it because the story was about Hugh Howey and him still being alive some 100 years after he should've been dead. Interesting take on our future and technology but not something I would read again.

    11. Karen on said:

      As a fan of Hugh Howey, the title of this book snagged my attention immediately. And then reading the synopsis, I knew this would be a story I would enjoy.I tried to put this down a couple of times, but found myself picking it back up a few minutes later. I basically finished this in one sitting. It's a fun quick read and I most definitely enjoyed it! Nicely done, Daniel!

    12. Colette Chadwick on said:

      This is not a story of Hugh Howey. It is of selflessness, of giving back to your passion for the benefit others. I love the drive of the defined characters and the descriptiveness of nature. While reading this wonderful story, I couldn’t help but think of the many different ways it could end. As I neared the end, I realized it could only end one way and it was beautiful.

    13. Sinisa Mikasinovic on said:

      This one showed so much promise. But faceplanted hard, and left me scarred for hours.About a half-way through, I felt so cheated.You know what a clickbait is? That link on the news website which says "You'll never guess what president did last night!" or "Click here to see the most amazing thing!". And when you click, it's some overhyped and/or completely unrelated thing that just makes you want to punch the author.When someone says Hugh Howey I think Hugh Howey. The author of Wool and Shift. I [...]

    14. S. Nash on said:

      Daniel Arthur Smith tells us right up front that Hugh Howie Lives is an homage to the author best known for his serial stories now collected as the Silo series. There are a lot of words out there to read, and while I know of him, I’ve never read any of his work. When I began reading this novella, I wanted to know if it would stand on its own for people who didn’t know anything about Hugh Howie.The story begins with Tia and Kay, a couple from New Miami, sailing in search of an island. They co [...]

    15. Scott on said:

      Let me start by saying that “Hugh Howey Lives”, written by Daniel Arthur Smith, had great potential that ended up falling flat for me. If you enjoy deep, well-written, and complex science fiction stories that contain multiple twist and turns in the story, this is not the book for you. There were so many directions the author could have taken the story to made it a more enjoyable science fiction story instead of a more YA romance short story. The book’s narration was expertly done by Patric [...]

    16. Gilt&Buckram on said:

      "Your humanity, your heart and mind, and all within the confines of a frame. . . Stories are no different. They have a beginning and an end. I, too, am framed. Through my life I've had many chapters, student, ship's captain, author, son, husband. . ."-Hugh HoweyDaniel Arthur Smith revealed that, "This story came about after Hugh [Howey] wrote a blog entry in early November 2014 titled 'Humans Need Not Apply'. In the article and the lengthy comment conversation that followed, Hugh speculated that [...]

    17. Chris on said:

      In 2174, humans live in a society where most books are created by an artificial intelligence and then uploaded to The Archive to be shared with the world. As supporters of that culture, two intrepid women follow supposed clues laid out in books published by Hugh Howey to a mysterious island. But this surely cannot be him, as he would be over 200 years old!On a journey to find out, we meet Kay, an acclaimed author at her university and her significant other Tia. Tia is also a university student f [...]

    18. Will Swardstrom on said:

      What a beautiful tribute, not only to the namesake author Hugh Howey, but also to the art of writing. Daniel Arthur Smith has written a wonderful book that explores a future where writing and art are not only rare, but obsolete. In that future, we see life exist with books written by machines, but a few books may be written by Howey, who has become a legend at this point.There are moments in this book, where I could place myself exactly in Kay's shoes. Kay and Tia are on a boat, searching for th [...]

    19. Rose on said:

      I saw this on someone's "to-read" shelf and it piqued my curiosity. I like Hugh Howey and I liked the synopsis so I got it. It's a really quick read - I think it only took me about a day to get through it but it was written well and it was interesting so that always speeds things up. You should also know it isn't about Hugh Howey himself - it could have been any writer. This is the story of Tia and Kay. Kay is a writer in a future time when writing is done by machines and algorithms. Writers are [...]

    20. Ritesh on said:

      The story is set in a world where writers have become obsolete. The very premise of the book is something which I came across recently on Facebook (can you believe it?) I read an article, which was obviously a spoof, which said that had developed a technology to let computers write novels, and that they would sell in the same store as those written by humans.So finding a book, which is based on that premise was amazing. The author blends science fiction, technology (which is cutting edge or eve [...]

    21. Satin on said:

      Can machines make art, or is the human element essential to that endeavor? How much of the human element is needed? Could one person provide the missing ingredient for all the books written? I enjoyed this novella and appreciated the way Daniel Smith explored the concept of what roles the artist, technology, and society play in regards to making art (in this case, writing.)The inclusion of Hugh Howey was, I think, a nod to the great influence he's had on the indie author world. However, the idea [...]

    22. Shane Fernandes on said:

      Hugh Howey LivesSpeculative fiction at it's bestBetween the two books 'Agroland' and 'Hugh Howey Lives' I did prefer Agroland for its fast pace, but i would say Daniel' Arthur Smith's - 'Hugh Howey Lives' runs on the lines of speculative fiction that would perfectly sit along Isaac Asimov's Irobot series of short stories.Nonetheless Hugh Howey Lives- strikes home on many questions like, Transcendence, Immortality, the Future of Human Literature, and basically what human-machine interaction will [...]

    23. April Sarah on said:

      I saw Hugh Howey and I had to read, and that might have hindered my enjoyment of this story. In my mind I kept trying to see Howey in the writing and of course that is so not the point.The story line and premise of 'Hugh Howey Lives' is quite intriguing, if not a bit creepy. The sociological elements of why they have stories set up as they do, is the most interesting part yet doesn't really get hinted at until the end. And part of me is a bit irked about how complicit everyone is.I personally di [...]

    24. Philip on said:

      Based on the title, you might be thinking that this is a gimmicky, throwaway, comedy novel. It isn't. It's a tightly written, emotion laded science fiction story and it's jumped to the top of my "best short fiction" of the year list.The overall premise, a seemingly impossible quest to find a 150 year old author, set in a world where books are now computer generated had me hooked from the beginning, and the characters, writing and some very effective world building kept me turning the pages. High [...]

    25. barry serebnick on said:

      Hugh Howey, we hardly knew he. An interesting read and well written. I stumbled across the book while searching for a new Hugh Howey book read. I also checked amazon reviews. The author deserves a great deal of credit for a time shifting- future world when Hugh Howey should have been living.

    26. Jennifer Reynolds on said:

      Wow.It's been a long time since I read such an original story, I couldn't put it down.It's sort of a strange "love" triangle, a woman in love with a woman in love with an idea that there's something more to the books she loves to read.Love makes us do strange things, and in this story, that holds true.A must read for anyone who likes sci-fi, romance and adventure.

    27. Don Jimmy on said:

      Quite an interesting read. A short book in a future where authors don't exist, where our protagonists are searching for proof that Hugh Howey is alive, and writing some 150 years after his disappearance.

    28. Colby on said:

      This was a fun read with a very cool concept. A worthwhile read for anyone, but especially special for fans of Hugh Howey, this story explores the importance of humanity in the creation of art. There was just enough of Hugh in there to make it seem authentic without being trite.

    29. Cmoore on said:

      What an awesome read. It was inspired by an essay written by Hugh Howey. This is a story of Kay's metamorphosis from author to umm something else. The story is hard to put down and like Tia I found its concepts haunting. Get the story and see what you think.

    30. Lon Grover on said:

      This is a well written piece of fiction that will stir your imagination to the possibilities of the future of writing Or is it the end of writing in our future?

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