Spectrum

Aidan J. Reid


Spectrum

Spectrum

  • Title: Spectrum
  • Author: Aidan J. Reid
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Kindle Edition



The human brain decodes only 0.0035% of the entire electromagnetic spectrum A tiny fraction which our eyes recognise as visible light BioLuminary Enterprises conduct early clinical trials and breakthrough medical research for pharmaceutical companies Pushing the boundaries of science, they have developed a controversial new study and are actively seeking volunteers AThe human brain decodes only 0.0035% of the entire electromagnetic spectrum A tiny fraction which our eyes recognise as visible light BioLuminary Enterprises conduct early clinical trials and breakthrough medical research for pharmaceutical companies Pushing the boundaries of science, they have developed a controversial new study and are actively seeking volunteers As far as the eye can see


Recent Comments "Spectrum"

Short stories are notoriously difficult to write. Reid made a stellar effort but it just didn't quite hit the mark for me.I think the plot was set up well and the story was reasonably unique but it kind of fell short at the end. Plus, this being a short story, it was hard to get a grasp on the characters enough to build up our emotions to what was happening to them.Please note: I received this novel free with the sign up of Reid's newsletter.

5 star!! Very quick, hard to put down: I read it straight through in one sitting: 8500 words. Compact tight book about a young homeless woman invited off the streets to participate in a medical trial, while housed in a facility. Nice balance of structure to the opening and ending. The needy main character is tough-talking and almost masculine in her ruminations; but coming from her hard past and her mental state, she is quite well drawn and there are layers to her, as you will discover when you [...]

A clever short story. It concerns a down-and-out young woman who enrolls in medical research, the characters around her, and the results of that research. The characters are very well developed for a short story and the plot is interesting and contains a few turns.The plot could actually be the basis of a full length novel or series. We see a lot of series these days -- too many. It is refreshing to read an author who can finish what he's started.I highly recommend this for adults of any age, an [...]

This was surprisingly well developed for such a short story with such an unusual plot. The characters had different aspects and layers to them and the plot itself was unique and interesting. Quick and enjoyable (should I use a simile? No? No.) and I definitely would have liked for this to be a longer book. The condition she developed could have been explored a lot more and made for a really interesting full length novel, but it was perfectly paced for the length.

I received a free copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest review. This review or a version of it is posted on , , and my Wordpress blog, TheCeaselessReaderWrites."Spectrum" is a quick and somewhat frightening read, an epistolary short story told entirely through a series of journal entries written by the protagonist to describe her experience while participating in a pharmaceutical study followed by a corporate medical report analyzing the results of the study.Although I enjoyed "Spectrum", [...]

Thanks to Aidan J. Reid for the arc download of Spectrum! This interesting and tragic thriller is a short tale that takes place in a set of clinical trials. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop until I was finished. This short story has made me interested enough to want to read Aidan J. Reid's other books, Pathfinders and Sigil.

The story was good- I only wish the author would have explained if what she saw was actually real (aka the drug was exceeding expectations). I got this book free on story cartel.

I received this short story from the author, through InstaFreebie, in exchange for an honest review: my thanks to both of them for this opportunity.There are some vibes in this short story that somehow reminded me of “Flowers for Algernon”, but with a much sinister twist to it: BioLuminary is a corporation that tests new drugs and medical procedures on volunteers, and that’s nothing out of the ordinary, but their manner of finding subjects for the trials is what instantly sounds alarm bell [...]

"Eye of the beholder."Medical research volunteers recruited from the homeless and other drop outs of society form the background protagonists of this short story. Written as if it is diary entries by one of the subjects undergoing test procedures at a pharmaceutical company, then followed by a brief medical 'report', this is a story which would have been improved by being ¿¿¿¿?¿given full novel status in order to better get to know the diary keeper (whose name is never revealed) and the oth [...]

I thought this was a great short story. It left me asking questions which is what I would expect. Just wish it was a little bit longer, or a follow up as I'd like to know what actually happened. And what happened to some of the other test subjects. All in all a great little read, plus it was free on my kindle 😊

An interesting little read with a surprising ending which was a stark contrast ti how the rest of the story was written. A sudden ending which seemed quite abrupt but fit the tone nicely. Well worth a read.

In order to make easy money a young woman agrees to be a volunteer for medical experiments on her eyes. This is a diary in which she tells her experiences.A science-fiction short story which gave me some goose-bumps.

Review is also available on my blog The Shameful Narcissist Speaks.I discovered this story on the author's own blog, and added it accordingly. Briefly's phenomenal. I was hooked by the opening line. To say too much would be to give the story away, but the main character is an unnamed young woman with a slew of problems (drugs, alcohol, and homelessness more than likely due to the prior) is offered an opportunity by a medical research company. She takes it and the story is a record of her experie [...]

A woman in her mid 20s volunteers for a program by BioLuminary Enterprise in exchange for money. It's a log of her two weeks at the facility where others who are in the same condition as her live. They are given enough freedom to not feel like prisoners but are not allowed to leave the facility. As the days go by, we get to know about different experiments that are being conducted and how the patients (volunteers) were approached.Soon her sessions also start. She is to have an eye correction sur [...]

The story didn't feel complete. Granted, short stories are one of the hardest things to do well. Most people underestimate the difficulty of crafting a true short story, not just cutting off a longer tale or haphazardly throwing together an incomplete story. This one didn't feel quite so haphazard. The characters were well developed and there was a strong potential, but the story felt only partially told.

So I really liked Spectrum, as short as it was.I found myself compelled to keep reading, like when you sneak a peek at your sisters diary growing up, only the stuff inside is much more interesting than an update on favorite cartoons.My only downside, and this is completely 100% a my problem thing, I wish it was longer. I'd love to see how this story unfolds with more meat to it.


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