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characters Forest of Memory ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ [PDF / Epub] ★ Forest of Memory ✪ Mary Robinette Kowal – Katya deals in Authenticities and Captures trading on nostalgia for a past long gone Her clients are rich and they demand items and experiences with only the finest verifiable provE hunting deer cut her off from the cloud took her AI and made her his unwilling guestThere are no Authenticities or Captures to prove Katya’s story of what happened in the forest You’ll just have to believe he. I’m steadily working my way up to total fanboy status regarding Mary Robinette Kowal’s work As I’ve mentioned several times on the blog her insight perspective and wit are one of the great draws of Writing Excuses and her work that I’ve read Shades of Milk and Honey The Lady Astronaut of Mars and her contribution to the Shadows Beneath anthology I have absolutely lovedI have her most recent novel Ghost Talkers on my to read list as well as Word Puppets a collection of her shorts but the book that drew me first was Forest of Memory a novella published by Torcom The cover art by Victo Ngai of a surreal forest with an etherial buck jumping away from the viewer captured my attention whollyPaired with the title the image piued my interest and I wanted to know how the seemingly disparate images would connect to each otherWhat I found in the novella is yet another example of Kowal’s stellar craftsmanship The world though never explicitly seen feels enormous and lived in and the characterization is shows remarkable depth for its uicknessForest of Memory also asks a uestion that is increasingly important these days in a world of perpetual connectivity what would it feel like to suddenly find yourself alone Unable to reach out to the entire world at a moment’s notice Cut off from the global conversationI think about it often because while I used to disconnect for several months at a time as a result of working in the mountains I haven’t truly disconnected from the web in almost a decadeAlmost 10 years of using the internet every single day It’s remarkable I wonder if it’s an inextricable part of my life and future But it’s not all bad of course I socialize on the web and have used the internet to build a life for myself in the writing community which has been terrifically rewarding and healthy not to mention profitable in some ways I use the internet to learn to laugh to play to connect But I also use it to distract to numb to shout into an echo chamber with rage at the political problems of today It is counterproductive and addictiveWhat would it be like to lose something so wonderful and so destructiveKowal’s story is near future science fiction where the internet is ubiuitous and devices are directly integrated into the body and brain The protagonist collects antiuities and deals in authenticity—the sale of legitimate artifacts and their stories That last bit might be a little on the nose but it’s worked well into the plot and setting and it doesn’t feel as overbearing as it might have with a less skilled author It does raise a good point though Digital facsimiles are all around us and there may come a time soon when replicas are readily available than the real thingI’m digressing from the story again Spoilers follow so if you want to read Forest of Memory—and you do—come back here when you’ve finished the 88 page storyKowal’s protagonist is riding along on a highway through the forests Oregon when a group of deer cross her path She stops and begins recording them knowing she can sell this moment this experience on the web The moment is interrupted when one of the group a buck is shot An illegal act The hunter appears and begins working on the body of the buck so the protagonist tries to run She too is shot Tranuilized it turns out Like the buckShe wakes kidnapped by the hunter who is doing something to the bucks and deer When she tries to use her tech to connect to the web to call for help she discovers that she can’t She’s offline She is terrifiedWhat follows is her strange captivity watching the man work wondering what he’s doing to the animals before releasing them coming to some sort of terms with the discomfort of being disconnected The hunter assures her that once his work is done he will release her and she’ll be able to connect to the netShe tries to sleuth out what he’s doing and the reader is lead to understand that he’s installing some sort of signal blocking technology into the animals so that the web doesn’t work around them Through their conversations he informs her that a wealthy party is interested in having him complete the work and is additionally interested in purchasing an antiue from her—a typewriter—and a story written on the selfsame typewriter about her experience After her days of captivity she is released and soon is able to reconnect to the netThe experience shakes her but leaves her largely unharmed For me reading it I was left thinking about technology addiction unadulterated appreciation of nature and just how good Mary Robnette Kowal is at this whole “writing” thing

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??s lives have value after allBut when her AI suddenly stops whispering in her ear she finds herself cut off from the grid and loses communication with the rest of the worldThe man who stepped out of the trees whil. If your memory isn't perfect how can you know what is true How can you convince others that your experience of the world is truthfully reported I liked this brief little book that owes as much or to the conventions of mystery and suspense writing as the strictures of speculative fiction Kowal's novella imagines a world where technology has pervaded our bodies to an extent that being offline is an anomaly and where even our relationship to nature is imbued with connectivity What happens if someone decides to sever that invasive monitoring and let nature be itself There are lots of purposefully unanswered uestions and a fresh take on narrative unreliability that I enjoyed immensely

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Forest of MemoryKatya deals in Authenticities and Captures trading on nostalgia for a past Forest of PDF long gone Her clients are rich and they demand items and experiences with only the finest verifiable provenance Other people?. Katya lives in a hyper connected world where everyone is always online and real time experiences are recorded buffered and can be uploaded as desired and even soldSo when her connection to the net is jammed and she is abducted because she's witnessed something really strange she's suddenly without the tools that she has relied on her whole life The story is told by Katya after the experience and it's clear through her story how much she is used to relying on digital storage to augment her memory normally Her recollection of events is no different from that of someone from our own time but she constantly expresses her surprise at how vague she's being or when she doesn't have absolute recall of things like what she ate for a certain mealThe story is about this recollection What's actually going on is never revealed although Katya has some wild speculation and that's a bit unfortunate It makes the novella feel like part one of a larger novel dealing with AIs and corporations and conservation and potential anti AI action and I really want to read that book But again it's worth mentioning this novella isn't about that stuffIt's an excellent story told brilliantly and I strongly recommend it The ending fits but I'd like to read the rest of a mosaic novel that this should be part of