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Randomize | Andy Weir
17 posts | 30 read | 12 to read
In the near future, if Vegas games are ingeniously scam-proof, then the heists have to be too, in this imaginative and whip-smart story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.
An IT whiz at the Babylon Casino is enlisted to upgrade security for the game of keno and its random-number generator. The new quantum computer system is foolproof. But someone on the inside is no fool. For once the odds may not favor the house—unless human ingenuity isn’t entirely a thing of the past.
Andy Weir’s Randomize 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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TheAromaofBooks
Randomize | Andy Weir
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@Puddlejumper is hosting a #Roll100 challenge for 2022!! Make a list of 100 books & see which number gets rolled each month!! Check out her page for more info & a sign up sheet!!!

PuddleJumper Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy the challenge! 2w
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speljamr
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Mehso-so

This short story was a bit underwhelming next to the full novels by Andy Weir. It was an already much used trope involving quantum computing.

#scifi #sciencefiction

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Cathy_J
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My fourth audio book in the Forward collection - "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." This one almost went over my head but I got the idea and quite enjoyed it. ⭐⭐⭐

EatSleepRead So many great authors in this collection!
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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

This 28 page short story is part of the Forward Collection which was curated by Blake Crouch which at time of posting is available on Kindle Unlimited.

This book is about computer coding and tech isn't my thing however credit where credits due, the author did a fairly good job of explaining and I understood the jist of it. Kind of. I did like the authors writing style though so I will try one of his other books in the future.

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julesG
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Short story about quantum computing, quantum physics and how Las Vegas might have to deal with it.

I liked the characters and the narration. Especially appreciated the plot twist right at the beginning of the story. I thought it was heading into a different direction.

Crazeedi Sounds intimidating! 1y
julesG @Crazeedi Fortunately, Weir knows how to present science without it going over the head of the reader/listener. And you'll root for the hero of the story, just because they are normal people. 😉 1y
mom2bugnbee I think that I own this entire series of short stories/novellas on Kindle b/c they were free at one point. I'd completely forgotten about them! Thanks for the nudge. 1y
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julesG @mom2bugnbee You're welcome. 1y
DAB Read a couple of his books this summer will try this one.
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Crazeedi @julesG good to know, I've not read any of his books, yet! 1y
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Avanders
Randomize | Andy Weir
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Yeah Baby (a/k/a it doesn‘t fit anywhere else)
#BBRC

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Mehso-so

This one was a good short story, but a bit too short for me.... I loved the quick thinking smart wife, I‘d have liked to hear even more about her.

So a good short distraction, but I wanted more.

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nukie19
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Another fun and quick read from the Forward collection.

This definitely has been my least favorite so far, although I would still recommend it. I just wish Weir had given the story a bit more time to develop rather than keep it quite so short.

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Dogearedcopy
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I picked up the e version of this short story last year through AMZN Prime and they automatically added the audio to my Audible account!

It‘s about how an Indian couple decide to scam a casino using quantum computing. It‘s an okay Black Mirror-ish story (the downside of future technologies) made better by the audiobook narrator 🎧

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Eggs
Randomize | Andy Weir
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Last of the 6. I enjoyed it!

Of the 6 stories, Summer Frost and Ark were tied for 1st place. I liked them all bc I like the premise of future technology‘s potential for harm and evil—ethics issues!
Also I have great respect for the short story as an art form.
Any readers who want to share what you thought of this series?

Velvetfur I've never heard of these but I like the idea of the 'bite size'-ness of them 😊 2y
Eggs 👏🏻🤗👍🏼 2y
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Randomize | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

3 STARS | GRADE C
This could have been better. The quantum physics & entanglements stuff went right over my head. The ending was sort of interesting. Honestly, most of these stars are for the excellent narration.

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overtheedge
Randomize | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

Randomize
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3.5 / 5.0

Ever wonder if the games in Vegas are scam-proof?? This short story will give some insight.
Babylon Casino hires an IT whiz to help upgrade their gaming system, that will use quantum physics to generate random numbers.
Games are only as intelligent as their creator- and smart enough to fix the odds....
The audio on prime was fantastic.
#teamslaughter #scarathon #theme @Clwojick

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Twainy
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🎧 why did I love this story so much? It‘s a nerdy quantum computing story so if you hate tech this may not be for you but it was a great short story with a twist or two. The narrator was also pretty good! This is story 4 of 6. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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lele1432
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Hmmm. I decided to dig into the shorter one before bed. This was my first Andy Weir. It wasn't terrible, but the writing seemed both overly simplistic/juvenile, while also a bit like a quantum physics word dump. It felt clunky & awkward, as if a very inexperienced author wrote it. Like when the Indian wife is discussing quantum stuff & then randomly adjusts her sari & thinks Americans look good in their clothes but she prefers saris, lol. 2⭐️s

Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi Kaleah! I just sent you an email... So so sorry again for the delay but I just finished Baobab Tree. I will be sending the book your way as soon as I can. Thank you so much for your patience! ❤️ 😘 2y
lele1432 @Jee_HookedOnBookz hey Jee! Aww thanks, no worries! 2y
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Jason7
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This is a short, entertaining little story. There's nothing overly complex or fantastic about it, but I was engaged by it for the entire 40 minutes. I'm one of the few listeners who didn't care all that much for Weir's The Martian, but I did like this short work.

Overall rating: 3.99 stars

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shadowspeak17
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was okay, but I wish there‘d been more to it.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

TheLibrarian Beautiful kitty! 😻 2y
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TheLibrarian
Randomize | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

Meh. Not very much of a plot.

This is part of short story series on Amazon (free for Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers).