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Ten Gentle Opportunities #2020

Ten Gentle Opportunities By Jeff Duntemann Blake Henriksen Ten Gentle Opportunities Having been caught cheating a powerful magician out of ten nuggets of pure uncommitted magic in a rigged card game Bartholomew Stypek needs a place to hide As a spellbender he is at best a partial ma
  • Title: Ten Gentle Opportunities
  • Author: Jeff Duntemann Blake Henriksen
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  • Page: 300
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  • Ten Gentle Opportunities By Jeff Duntemann Blake Henriksen Having been caught cheating a powerful magician out of ten nuggets of pure uncommitted magic in a rigged card game, Bartholomew Stypek needs a place to hide As a spellbender he is at best a partial magician, who can read and change magic spells, but, absent a stash of magical force, cannot cast his own With his anarchic familiar spirit Pickles and the ill won kitty of maHaving been caught cheating a powerful magician out of ten nuggets of pure uncommitted magic in a rigged card game, Bartholomew Stypek needs a place to hide As a spellbender he is at best a partial magician, who can read and change magic spells, but, absent a stash of magical force, cannot cast his own With his anarchic familiar spirit Pickles and the ill won kitty of magical Opportunities, Stypek throws himself on the mercy of the all powerful Continuum and leaps blindly across universes, hoping to be dropped someplace far away, boring, and utterly without magic As the Continuum chucklles in the background, Stypek lands in the break room of a small town advertising agency in Upstate New York Because this new universe doesn t support spirits, Pickles manifests as the nearest local equivalent AI software in the agency s heavily networked copier She wanders into a nearby corporate network looking for allies, and discovers a virtual universe where AIs live in virtual bungalows and meet in virtual coffee shops for virtual doughnuts Pickles is soon seducing Simple Simon, an earnest but naive AI tasked with controlling an immense robotic assembly line in the corporation s manufacturing plant Stypek, meanwhile, is mistaken for a penniless Eastern European computer science intern, and is taken in by Carolyn Romero, the ad agency s copywriter Expecting the usual suspicion and contempt, Stypek is humbled by the kindness he s shown, and one by one uses the stolen Opportunities to help his new friends with their problems, including Carolyn s failed marriage But Jrikk the magician isn t so easily thwarted Soon Stypek, Pickles, Simple Simon, and their human and virtual friends must fight for their lives against the evil force sent to retrieve Stypek to the magician s dungeons.
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    1. Full disclosure Jeff is an old and dear friend, and I was there when he workshopped parts of this book back in 2011 Also, I read this book when it came out Why I did not manage to review it then, I have no idea.In any case, read this book It s a riot Jeff isn t known for his comic writing, but he s good at it As others have pointed out, there are three worlds going on here Stypek s world, where magic works, Brandon Romero s world, where it doesn t or less , and the Tooniverse, a strange, Second [...]


    2. So I ve been a fan of Jeff Duntemann s writing for some time This, his newest novel and first since 2006, was well worth the wait The novel opens with one Bartholomew Stypek on the run from a magician in a fairly low tech fantasy setting The chief difference between this world and the bog standard Fantasyland is that magic can be bought and sold like salt, and worked at least in part by non adepts Stypek s on the run because he stole ten Opportunities raw magic from a magician, who wants them ba [...]


    3. This novel spans three worlds Stypek s magical world, a future human world, and a virtual world for AIs and weaves several characters stories into one smashing conclusion Funny and entertaining with side helpings of hacking, romance, and hilarious acronyms It slows down a bit when introducing all three worlds and the key characters, but it doesn t take long to pick back up and start tying everything together.


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