Made Me Think
The plot didn't have as much suspense as the first story, but it delivered in the way it made me think about various real world events. Jack abusing his own knowledge and skills by creating his minions showed no one has a 100% clear conscience, and we live and forgive ourselves by what we believe in--in Bruce Hance's case, the greatness of his scummy being.
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I definitely loved the fact that the alien saviors were wearing their version of E-hancers, but the end felt rushed. And I suppose I would have loved to read more about the impact, the implications, and relevance of Jack's work with the AI and all that. I would have loved it if Jack's actions had more consequence in the story. There's also a lack of stakes, which led to low suspense. And what is there isn't laid out to show the struggles Jack is facing.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed this story, but for different reasons than the first. The first felt like a concept being played out, the second (sequel) felt like an examination of the concept. The first was a short story, this one felt like an essay--it was more direct with the things it wanted to say.