This seemed more like a short story in a shared world, rather than a first book in a series. There was little to no character development and the story was resolved very quickly. In my opinion this book should have been free like his other book, Mitosis.
great story, great character. could be an awesome tv show. plus is more science fiction then it is fantasy, great to also read this side of Brandon Sanderson.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
I love the premise where a super genius creates hallucinations to help him track, categorize and process the vast amounts of knowledge that he has. The characters (including the hallucinations) are interesting, funny and quirky and combined with great writing it makes for a great base but in the end it’s a short story and in this case it’s just too short of a story to deliver a great product.
Mr. Wyman does a great job with all the characters.
The protagonist, Stephen, has a strange mental condition that causes him to (allows him to) hallucinate various persons with a wide range of knowledge and personalities. He is a bit of recluse, for obvious reasons such as talking to people others cannot see, but also seems very bright, not least because his hallucinations are often experts at something or other.
So, this is a short (2 hour audiobook), bizarre, unique, interesting, and creative little fantasy/action story in which Stephen is introduced along with a number of his hallucinatory personas. It becomes action packed because of course there's some stolen technology and some terrorist types and so forth.
It was an enjoyable listen (I listened via Audible) and I will probably read or listen to later installments in the series. The author's creativity and imagination really come through in this one. The narrator did a good job and did not seem to have any annoying quirks.
This is such an unusual and intriguing mental illness that I found myself drawn wholey into the character's world before realizing it. It is worth a listen as a mystery and as a look into a unique mind.
Psychotic, funny, explorer
Reminded me of the Jump series
No, it was my first. Very easy to listen too. Well done.
I did ... it is rather short.