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Unity: An Interactive Fractalverse Story

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A uniquely advanced space station inhabited by both humans and Jellies, Unity stands as a beacon of life and hope. But when a crew member is found dead, it’s up to you to find the killer. Choose your own path as you investigate this Fractalverse murder mystery.


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A uniquely advanced space station inhabited by both humans and Jellies, Unity stands as a beacon of life and hope. But when a crew member is found dead, it’s up to you to find the killer. Choose your own path as you investigate this Fractalverse murder mystery.

30 review for Unity: An Interactive Fractalverse Story

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    An interesting addition to the Fractalverse that is available for free online. I love Christopher Paolini's writing but would prefer for this to be a normal short story not a choose your own adventure. I get a bit bored making decisions or redoing bits so I only read this once. If you don't get curious about the cat, let me know what else happens please. An interesting addition to the Fractalverse that is available for free online. I love Christopher Paolini's writing but would prefer for this to be a normal short story not a choose your own adventure. I get a bit bored making decisions or redoing bits so I only read this once. If you don't get curious about the cat, let me know what else happens please.

  2. 5 out of 5

    John

    Christopher Paolini's short story, Unity, is a nice read following To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. It's only readable on his Fractalverse website with a password you can find somewhere inside TSiaSoS (hint: it's not difficult to find if you read sections like Afterwords, Acknowledgments, and Appendices) and clocks in around 85 pages on the web. I believe it would be about 30-40 pages in book form. SPOILERS FOR BOTH UNITY & TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS FOLLOW: Unity is a brief murder mystery on the space Christopher Paolini's short story, Unity, is a nice read following To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. It's only readable on his Fractalverse website with a password you can find somewhere inside TSiaSoS (hint: it's not difficult to find if you read sections like Afterwords, Acknowledgments, and Appendices) and clocks in around 85 pages on the web. I believe it would be about 30-40 pages in book form. SPOILERS FOR BOTH UNITY & TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS FOLLOW: Unity is a brief murder mystery on the space station Kira creates at the end of TSiaSoS (which I gave a five-star review to earlier this year). The characters are all new, but the story takes place sometime soon after the end of the first book. The most important thing to know for readers is that there are a few developments in the story that seem likely to play a role in main Fractalverse entries moving forward. If you plan on reading the Fractalverse, this is a must-read. I give it three stars for a two reasons: 1) The choose your own adventure aspect of the book is more distracting than interesting. Most of the choices just add a bit more context to the story or allow you to explore the same three things in whichever order you choose. There are a few more meaningful choices, but after one page you go back to the mainline story. 2) The story is fine. Nothing special, but definitely worth the time it takes to read if you're a fan of the Fractalverse and want a deeper look into the world. A three-star review isn't bad for this sort of project, and it's impressive that Paolini has found the time to create Unity while working on all his other projects.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    Calling it a "choose your own adventure" is kind of a stretch. Most pages don't have multiple choices but the equivalent of a next button, and few branching paths there are end after one page, but it was nice to visit the Fractalverse again. I liked it. Calling it a "choose your own adventure" is kind of a stretch. Most pages don't have multiple choices but the equivalent of a next button, and few branching paths there are end after one page, but it was nice to visit the Fractalverse again. I liked it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    A fun afternoon read, however far beneath my expectations of Mr Paolini. While entertaining this story was lacking in the attention to detail and complexity that usually characterizes Paolini's work. Reading in second person is always interesting, as it is not very common, however the lack of detail did not allow me to fully immerse myself in the story. I felt like I was a player in a videogame, albeit one with very limited gameplay options - while strictly speaking it is interactive, it does no A fun afternoon read, however far beneath my expectations of Mr Paolini. While entertaining this story was lacking in the attention to detail and complexity that usually characterizes Paolini's work. Reading in second person is always interesting, as it is not very common, however the lack of detail did not allow me to fully immerse myself in the story. I felt like I was a player in a videogame, albeit one with very limited gameplay options - while strictly speaking it is interactive, it does not allow for many alternatives as you advance and even suggests a path, which I feel defeats the purpose. I must also say that I was very disappointed by the station mind, certainly does not live up to the standard set by Gregorovich. Long live Gregorovich.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cezar

    Cheap online "video game" like book. Perused the "choices", looks like a bad designed computer game. Writing is poor, choices are predictable, characters are at least unfinished. First book had some original ideas, this one is like a badly written SciFi Agatha Christie book. Cheap online "video game" like book. Perused the "choices", looks like a bad designed computer game. Writing is poor, choices are predictable, characters are at least unfinished. First book had some original ideas, this one is like a badly written SciFi Agatha Christie book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ana Gutierrez

    Such a fun interatice mystery! If you enjoyed the book you will most likely enjoy this little excursion as well. I can't wait to see what other adventure await us in the Fractalverse! Such a fun interatice mystery! If you enjoyed the book you will most likely enjoy this little excursion as well. I can't wait to see what other adventure await us in the Fractalverse!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Zoë O'Keefe

  8. 5 out of 5

    Eva

  9. 5 out of 5

    Yervand Aghababyan

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brandi Smith

  11. 4 out of 5

    Morut Horatiu

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Ill

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lira

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mathy

  16. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Micklewright

  17. 5 out of 5

    Milady

  18. 5 out of 5

    Silverrain

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mae

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mieke (mousethatreads)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Karen Wendling

  22. 4 out of 5

    Connor Antonellis

  23. 4 out of 5

    Raa'Shaun Hunter

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carol

  25. 5 out of 5

    Will Pearson

  26. 5 out of 5

    Andrejs Tabuns

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mira

  28. 4 out of 5

    B. J. Vanderhoof

  29. 4 out of 5

    Joaquín

  30. 5 out of 5

    Richard Cezar

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