So, I'm hoping to get some help from readers, or anyone really. I have a story called "Asher". It's under 4,000 words, it's strictly science fiction, and it deals with artificial intelligence and virtual worlds from a social perspective (so soft SF). I had my girlfriend read it (she's done crits for me before we were an item, so I trust her judgment) and she had some major issues with it and we disagreed. I think there is a possibility this is because she doesn't read much SF to begin with and maybe this particular piece is very much an SF piece and one that wouldn't do well for non SF audiences.
Would anyone who considers themselves a decently versed reader of SF be willing to read this and give your thoughts? I want to see if what she said is the same said among those who this piece would probably be directed towards anyway. Any help would be great. Just leave comment or use my contact link on the side.
Thanks so much.
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