The Uploaded

The Uploaded

by Ferrett Steinmetz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857667175
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 821,221
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ferrett Steinmetz is a graduate of both the Clarion Writers' Workshop and Viable Paradise, and has been nominated for the Nebula Award. Ferrett has a popular blog, The Watchtower of Destruction, where he talks about bad puns, relationships, politics and videogames.

Author hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

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The Uploaded 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The moral and ethical stances in this book are a fascinating take on eternity, god, faith, and ensoulment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made my brain do lots of thinking
BenT-Gaidin More than 1 year ago
For such an interesting idea, I just didn't end up really liking this book at all. A dystopian tyranny of the virtual dead seems like such a good setting, but I never ended up engaging with the story being told. It's hard to nail down exactly why -- some of the dialogue was repeatedly clunky, and I'm not sure I ever believed any of the politics would actually happen as described. I think the largest part was that I never connected with the main character, though: A brilliant (supposedly?) hacker kid (I kept thinking that they were all too young) turned leader of the revolution (why him? he wasn't especially socially apt, and had no prior networking or connections), who was the center of a romantic triangle (I have no idea why the two girls were interested, except that he was the only hetero male available). I kept waiting for the turn, a la Hunger Games, where it would be revealed that he was being co-opted as a figurehead for larger preexisting social movements, but it was played straight the whole way through. And while I can't talk about the ending without spoiling things, it didn't seem like anything had been learned along the way. Would I give this more credit if it was marketed as Teen, rather than Adult SF? Probably, yeah; 90% of its "flaws" are a lack of complexity. A less critical reader would probably have a lot more fun with the adventure along the way.
T_Knite More than 1 year ago
Overall, The Uploaded was a pretty big letdown for me. There were a ton of cool ideas in this book, but they were overshadowed by the overstuffed plot, the lack of cohesive character development, an unnecessary and uncomfortable love triangle, and a host of other structural problems. For me, this one nets a disappointing 2.5/5 stars. [NOTE: I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley.]