Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GR3T3L-1 by V.M. Sawh (Good Tales For Bad Dreams #4)

by V.M. Sawh

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Publisher: V.M. Sawh
Genre: Science Fiction | Fantasy re-telling
Print Length: 116 pages
Available from: Amazon
When they are stranded on the surface of a hostile alien world, two sentient robots H4NS3L-671, the military-minded combat drone, & GR3T3L-1, the advanced surveyor prototype, find themselves with neither memory nor mission.

With no resources and no one to count on but each other, the robots must learn to work together in order to endure the brutal landscape, unlock the mystery of their missing memories, and plan their own rescue, all before their power runs out.

What they don’t know is that the dangerous planet holds a terrible secret that could ruin their chances of ever escaping alive...

This is “Hansel & Gretel” told like never before. This is "GR3T3L-1."

 GR3T3L-1 by V.M. Sawh (Good Tales For Bad Dreams #4)
GR3T3L-1 (Good Tales For Bad Dreams #4)Remakes of classic fairytales, can be a dangerous mind field to tread. Instead of treading lightly, V. M. Sawh barrels on through with his science fiction version of Hansel and Gretel, GR3T3L-1.

Two robots must face the reality of their slim chance of survival on an angry planet when they become stranded and lost in space. H4NS3L-671 is a military drone, GR3T3L-1 is an advance AI prototype, but their memory banks have been wiped and H4NS3L only remember the his destroy command, to him, everything is a threat, but will he “kill” GR3T3L or will she find the answers they need in onboard computer backup systems. The proud creation of a scientist who couldn’t be a mother, GR3T3L seems to feel emotions and the loss of her creator further confuses her memory. What happened the day GR3T3L was sent into space? Why did they land on this planet? There are secrets hidden that could destroy both robots when discovered. Will this be their last mission?

Think this may be too far of a stretch for Hansel & Gretel? Nope, V.M. Sawh has given these AI units almost childlike personalities, with a touch of innocence that almost makes one forget who or what they are. Get ready for a space age fairytale that is more GR3T3L’s story than H4NS3L’s as her memories of life with her creator/mother are played back for us. Definitely different, definitely unique, as with all of V.M. Sawh’s work, the end comes too quickly, but your mind keeps on going! A fun read in a scifi setting.

I received a review copy from V.M. Sawh in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant title! Your review has me extremely curious. Thanks.