Heuristic Algorithm and Reasoning Response Engine (2012) by Brandon Sanderson and Ethan Skarstedt

Short, and somewhat sweet. Unlike its unwieldy title, this short story is a lean, competently-written little science-fiction adventure.

There’s no great ambition here (unusual for a story co-written by Sanderson!), but there’s no great failings either. Some decent worldbuilding concepts, but no memorable story to wrap around them.

Worth the read if one is a big fan of mecha-type stories, but I’d say only for die-hard Sanderson fans that must read everything he’s had a hand in (like me, hence me reading this!) otherwise.

I give it two mechasuits, and an annoying A.I.


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