Reader Help!

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First, I apologize to anyone who may be a bit annoyed with the frequency of posts today. I’ve just had a lot of things to write about today, partly because I’m in a rut with other writing at the moment.

So, I’m hoping to get some help from readers, or anyone really. I have a story called “Asher”. It’s under 4,000 words, it’s strictly science fiction, and it deals with artificial intelligence and virtual worlds from a social perspective (so soft SF). I had my girlfriend read it (she’s done crits for me before we were an item, so I trust her judgment) and she had some major issues with it and we disagreed. I think there is a possibility this is because she doesn’t read much SF to begin with and maybe this particular piece is very much an SF piece and one that wouldn’t do well for non SF audiences.
Would anyone who considers themselves a decently versed reader of SF be willing to read this and give your thoughts? I want to see if what she said is the same said among those who this piece would probably be directed towards anyway. Any help would be great. Just leave comment or use my contact link on the side.

Thanks so much.

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About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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