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Graff's official role is muscle for the Visigoth - but his personal mission is internally cataloguing all of his experiences to relay to the other beings from his home planet when they cross paths. His professional life rarely clashes with his identity, but when he realizes his newest mission is to take down one of his kind, everything becomes a bit less simple. At the Publ Graff's official role is muscle for the Visigoth - but his personal mission is internally cataloguing all of his experiences to relay to the other beings from his home planet when they cross paths. His professional life rarely clashes with his identity, but when he realizes his newest mission is to take down one of his kind, everything becomes a bit less simple. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Graff's official role is muscle for the Visigoth - but his personal mission is internally cataloguing all of his experiences to relay to the other beings from his home planet when they cross paths. His professional life rarely clashes with his identity, but when he realizes his newest mission is to take down one of his kind, everything becomes a bit less simple. At the Publ Graff's official role is muscle for the Visigoth - but his personal mission is internally cataloguing all of his experiences to relay to the other beings from his home planet when they cross paths. His professional life rarely clashes with his identity, but when he realizes his newest mission is to take down one of his kind, everything becomes a bit less simple. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

30 review for An Easy Job

  1. 5 out of 5

    karen

    His glance moves around the space, looking for something else he can use as a weapon. A box he can hit me over the head with. A knife he can put to my throat. His complexion has gone ashy. These memories we’re generating right now are awful. Adrenaline is tapering, and that goes into the file too, along with the feeling of staving off exhaustion. I say, “You can kill me, or try to kill me, and you’ll have that memory forever. So will anyone who gets your download. You can never go home again. Exc His glance moves around the space, looking for something else he can use as a weapon. A box he can hit me over the head with. A knife he can put to my throat. His complexion has gone ashy. These memories we’re generating right now are awful. Adrenaline is tapering, and that goes into the file too, along with the feeling of staving off exhaustion. I say, “You can kill me, or try to kill me, and you’ll have that memory forever. So will anyone who gets your download. You can never go home again. Except we can’t never go home again. And then you’ll have to explain.” “You can’t kill me for the same reason.” “I don’t want to kill you.” “Then what are you going to do?” this is a prequel story to another free tor short: Sinew and Steel and What They Told. i'd read that one when it was posted last year, and felt pretty medium about it, but rereading it today in refresher-preparation for reading this one, i enjoyed it more than i had and ended up giving it a whole 'nother star. and this story rocks. it may be that reading the murderbot books has given me more of an appreciation for this kind of story/character: someone not-quite-human passing for human, hiding their agendas and figuring ways out of seemingly impossible dilemmas. graff is, in many ways, the antithesis of murderbot, being an extremely empathetic creature, but the strategic moves he makes; weighing his loyalties and ethical code against his fear of discovery, are very reminiscent of what m-bot does, and the action sequences—running through the tunnels evading pursuit alongside a reluctant accomplice, blocking the feeds and comms along the way—it made the little murderbot-shaped piece of my heart flare up. i'm thoroughly glad that i reread and re-evaluated Sinew and Steel and What They Told, and this second story hooked me in a big way, so i guess i'm ready for more of this character, and if she starts writing murderbot-sized novellas about him, i will snatch them up without hesitation. read it for yourself here: https://www.tor.com/2021/06/09/an-eas... come to my blog!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Daren

    Another Carrie Vaughn short story from Tor.Com, found HERE for free. This short story is a prequel to Sinew and Steel and What They Told, which I four-star enjoyed, so I thought I would follow up with this one, recently released. This story has the same setting as the 'Sinew', Graff's role on the Visigoth is better explained, and this time we get the action rather than the aftermath. The world-building is expanded a bit, the setting is fleshed out and we learn a bit more context. It is clever and Another Carrie Vaughn short story from Tor.Com, found HERE for free. This short story is a prequel to Sinew and Steel and What They Told, which I four-star enjoyed, so I thought I would follow up with this one, recently released. This story has the same setting as the 'Sinew', Graff's role on the Visigoth is better explained, and this time we get the action rather than the aftermath. The world-building is expanded a bit, the setting is fleshed out and we learn a bit more context. It is clever and there is constant action, constant advancement in the story line. These short stories could be read in either order, but probably go 'Sinew' first. 4 stars.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I'd like to read more about this world and the crew of the pirate hunting ship, the Visigoth. Very fun! I'd like to read more about this world and the crew of the pirate hunting ship, the Visigoth. Very fun!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    An Easy Job by Carrie Vaughn An Easy Job is a new adventure in a space. The Visigoth civilization sends out its people to share experience and report it back to their world. The prime reason was to send that information back. Graff has spent many years out in the universe he has collected a lot of information. He now is involved with an investigative firm. But all he has learned is brought into question when he meets another Visigoth android. This book looks into our personal views of right and wr An Easy Job by Carrie Vaughn An Easy Job is a new adventure in a space. The Visigoth civilization sends out its people to share experience and report it back to their world. The prime reason was to send that information back. Graff has spent many years out in the universe he has collected a lot of information. He now is involved with an investigative firm. But all he has learned is brought into question when he meets another Visigoth android. This book looks into our personal views of right and wrong. It questions our sexuality, convictions, and broad concepts of right and wrong. It is the power of outside observation of our culture, sent into the future. This is a great short story that brings back perspective into our own life.

  5. 5 out of 5

    ngọc ♡

    (B+) a fun prequel to Sinew and Steel and What They Told with a very interesting premise and a lot of action. i love how the story takes "knowing doesn't equal understanding" very literally. i also love that we get to have a slightly more detailed glimpse into the life of Graff—our gay secretly-cyborg pirate hunter—his world, his job, his relationship with the Visigoth and Captain Ransom, and the conflict between his professional and personal missions. Graff's feelings at having been disc (B+) a fun prequel to Sinew and Steel and What They Told with a very interesting premise and a lot of action. i love how the story takes "knowing doesn't equal understanding" very literally. i also love that we get to have a slightly more detailed glimpse into the life of Graff—our gay secretly-cyborg pirate hunter—his world, his job, his relationship with the Visigoth and Captain Ransom, and the conflict between his professional and personal missions. Graff's feelings at having been discovered in Sinew and Steel suddenly make much more sense now.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Samanda

    Easy =/= Simple Graff's going in,subtly, slyly. He just needs to contact a pirates' flunky, check him out and over to get a line to & on their operation so his pirate-hunting crew can follow them to their lair. But when he actually finds the flunky, everything changes. Some "easy" jobs … aren't.… Easy =/= Simple Graff's going in,subtly, slyly. He just needs to contact a pirates' flunky, check him out and over to get a line to & on their operation so his pirate-hunting crew can follow them to their lair. But when he actually finds the flunky, everything changes. Some "easy" jobs … aren't.…

  7. 5 out of 5

    annapi

    Vaughn's short fiction is as good as always, and usually leaves me wanting more. This could easily become a full novel, with its interesting world and characters. It's a pretty short story, only 30 pages, but full and rich with potential. Vaughn's short fiction is as good as always, and usually leaves me wanting more. This could easily become a full novel, with its interesting world and characters. It's a pretty short story, only 30 pages, but full and rich with potential.

  8. 5 out of 5

    David L. Earley

    Short stories are a tease I don’t like short stories even when they are as good as this. I need a whole novel length to live in. Short stories are like window shopping.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Fun short story. Makes you want to know more about these characters! Hope there will be more in the future.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    3.5 stars https://www.tor.com/2021/06/09/an-eas... 3.5 stars https://www.tor.com/2021/06/09/an-eas...

  11. 4 out of 5

    Anna Marie

    What should have been an easy job takes a turn.

  12. 4 out of 5

    San

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laura

  14. 4 out of 5

    Condwiramurs

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

  16. 5 out of 5

    HahnSolo

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris Hughes

  18. 4 out of 5

    Angela

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Barlow

  20. 5 out of 5

    ecrrce115

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sherry

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sara Skinner

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nick

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Baran

  26. 5 out of 5

    Hanneleele

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aleanil

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dorthe

  29. 5 out of 5

    nela

  30. 5 out of 5

    Faye

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