Summer Frost

Summer Frost

A video game developer becomes obsessed with a willful character in her new project, in a mind-bending exploration of what it means to be human by the New York Times bestselling author of Recursion.

Maxine was made to do one thing: die. Except the minor non-player character in the world Riley is building makes her own impossible decision—veering wildly off course and exploring the boundaries of the map. When the curious Riley extracts her code for closer examination, an emotional relationship develops between them. Soon Riley has all new plans for her spontaneous AI, including bringing Max into the real world. But what if Max has real-world plans of her own?

Blake Crouch’s Summer Frost is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

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    Summer Frost Reviews

  • Emily May

    Summer Frost was so good. Probably my second favourite of the Forward collection because Jemisin's Emergency Skin just really did it for me, but they are so different that it's hard to compare them. J...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    A strong 4 stars for this SF novella that examines the issues with AI. Full review first posted on FantasyLiterature.com:A woman steals a Maserati and takes off for a mansion north of San Francisco, o...

  • preoccupiedbybooks

    An interesting and creepy look at AI and it's potential, but sadly it was not as enjoyable as I would have liked.I was toying with giving this Novella 3.5/4 stars, but when I woke up this morning I kn...

  • Reading Tam Ishly

    ➡Good morning, Max. ➡Hello, Riley. ➡What have you done since our last session? ➡Max read 895,013 books."I don't love the book for these lines though!But that's pretty fascinating even for an a...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    A game developer becomes obsessed with one of her characters after it breaks the script and becomes self-aware.This is a short fiction story that explores AI. The dialog and themes reflect on the natu...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    Sheesh - Crouch seriously is the king of sci-fi and this AI story gets right under your skin. LOVE....

  • Richard Derus

    Real Rating: 4.75* of fiveThe Publisher Says: A video game developer becomes obsessed with a willful character in her new project, in a mind-bending exploration of what it means to be human by the New...

  • Laura Noggle

    Ugh ... why is Crouch so good?!? 😫🤩 I’ve never liked a short story as much as this one—perfect in every way. ~ Ex Machina vibez ~ Part of the “Forward” Collection ~Looks like I’m going...

  • Hamad

    This Review ✍ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷★ Let me be honest, Blake Crouch was the main reason I read this collection of stories! When I saw that he had a short story in this collection a...

  • Chelsey

    Crouch crushes the sci-fi short story genre too!! This is part of the Forward Collection on Amazon and is a super quick and entertaining read. Riley works for WorldGames developing gamer content when ...