After reading the first paragraphs I got caught by the plot, captivated by the freshness of the characters, and couldn't resist to go on through the end of the story.
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Alfonseca's mastery of both history and technology come together into a surprising and breathtaking story that kept me breathless until I read the very end.
The plot is brilliantly built upon realistic characters you rapidly grow fond of, solidly grounded on historic facts and highlighted by the fancy plot behind (or should I say above?)
It will bring to your mind favors of Plato's analogy of the cave, Asimov plots and, inevitably, The Matrix. This short story is to be recommended if you are are looking to have a really good time.
My congratulations to Alfonseca for this unexpected present.