Matchmaker

Adult
Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
A Short Story

I make people. I make your perfect match, your best friend, your true love. I make them alluring, breathtaking, hard as hell to resist. All the data that goes into a human being, memories, genetics, biochemistry, I collect and process that information. I put it together, mix and match to taste, and spit out the person you're going to fall in love with. More
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Words: 8,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301057436
About James L. Wilber

James L. Wilber describes himself as Anne Rice and Chuck Palahniuk’s bastard love child. He’s a pretentious prick who claims to pen, “literary genre fiction.” Which means he writes smarmy shit about wizards and vampires doing a poor job at hiding his symbolism and metaphor. He’s turned to self-publishing on the correct assumption his stories are just too fucking weird for mass consumption.

He has contributed to numerous books for roleplaying games from companies such as: Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Studios, Bastion Press, and Atlas Games. He was also a writer on the Origins Award nominated, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game by Eden Studios.

Mr. Wilber also assumes the roles of husband, ceremonial magician, podcast host, and owner of a 100-lb Alaskan Malamute.

He lives in Indianapolis, a dreary place built by masons obsessed with circles.

Along with Stephan Loy and Dick Thomas, James is a member of Mid-World Arts, a collective of indie writers dedicated to helping each other produce quality works. Find out more at midworldarts.com.

You can read his thoughts on politics, culture, and what he calls pagan chaos magick at scrollofthoth.com.

He only uses social media that he enjoys, which means tumblr. Get to know him at scrollofthoth.tumblr.com, jameslwilber.tumblr.com, and geeksoutafterdark.tumblr.com.

You can hear him on the podcasts Scroll of Thoth, and Geeks Out After Dark.

Get more of his writing at jameslwilber.com.

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Reviews

Review by: Graham Downs on Dec. 02, 2014 :
This is quite an intriguing story, about a guy who works for a company that manufactures virtual people, for real people to fall in love with. I found the concept pretty good, and the direction that the author takes the story in, and the ending, quite surprising (although the ending was a bit abrupt, and left me wanting more).

The problem with this book is that the back matter is longer than the story itself! It goes into great detail about the author, his publishing company, and his other books, which just felt like one long advert. This back-matter also had the same typo over and over again ("Get if free wherever good e-books are sold"), which tells me there was a lot of copying and pasting going on.

I now know more about the author than I think I ever could have wanted, and although this particular story was good, I know enough about him to not want to read any of his other work (which is probably a good thing, as you really don't want readers who don't "fit" well with your own tastes).
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Review by: MoratGurgeh on Dec. 06, 2013 :
Excellent. Simply excellent. As a computer geek who's exclusively internet dated for well over a decade, I have to say this story is 100% spot-on in every single respect. It just takes it one logical step further.

Bravo, sir!
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Review by: D. Spencer on Nov. 16, 2013 :
Left me hanging, wishing for more!

interesting thought about may be available soon with technology...
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Review by: j richards on July 28, 2013 :
I was completely absorbed by this story. You were able to put into words random thoughts and questions I've asked about the evolution of technology and humankind. Is it our inability to connect with each other that is leading to the society we now live in?

I look forward to reading more from you.
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