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Type 'Genie' and 'RUN'

Type “GENIE” and RUN
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This was not the first time that the stupid thing had raised his blood pressure or caused him to use words which would have been familiar to the ancient Anglo-Saxons.

At one time, James White did little more than loiter beside the cybernetic superhighway.  But he learned fast*.  ‘Type “Genie” and Run’ is a comic-inferno fable about those perverse inanimate objects that pass themselves off as ‘computers’.  Just like Tron, in fact, only with real words.  The first-person narrator remains hidden behind his cloak of anonymity, which mught or might not be significant.

*James always did beat me at Space Invaders (et bloody cetera).  These shock victories/defeats caused no upset in the computer-gaming world.**

**His Favorite Game in later years was X-wing, and apparently he was very good.

Synopsis by Graham Andrews
First Publication:
  •  THE GATE No 1, April 1989


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