Saturday 4 February 2023

ChatGPT reviews my books (and me!)...without reading them...

I asked ChatGPT to write hypothetical reviews of each of my books (including the one I am currently working on) based on the back cover blurb or production notes. Here are the results...

SAMPLE REQUEST: Please write a hypothetical review of the book "The Space between Thought: an novel of love, life, death, tea, and time travel" by William M Dean considering the following back cover blurb: [BLURB INSERTED HERE]

     "The Space between Thought" by William M. Dean is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged novel that explores the themes of love, loss, and time travel. The protagonist, Simon Sykes, is a successful virtual reality software entrepreneur who is grappling with the sudden death of his girlfriend, Celeste. Simon's journey to uncover the truth behind her death takes him down a path of grief, guilt, and discovery as he uncovers a hidden world of time travel.
     The writing is rich and descriptive, and the author's style is engaging and enjoyable to read. The themes explored in the novel are universal and will resonate with readers of all ages. The storyline is well-crafted, with a good balance of action, suspense, and emotion.
     Overall, this novel is a must-read for anyone who loves science fiction and is looking for a well-written and emotionally charged story. It will leave you questioning the nature of reality and the power of love and time.

     This book, "Slices of Laugh" by William M Dean, is a collection of witty, lighthearted anecdotes and commentaries that will have you chuckling from start to finish. William M Dean's writing style is reminiscent of Mark Twain and Dave Barry, and his unique perspective on a wide range of subjects such as family, parenting, sex, aging, and more, makes for a highly entertaining read.
     The humor in this book is wholesome, uplifting and perfect for those moments when you need a quick break from life's daily stresses. The anecdotes are easy to read and will leave you with a smile on your face. The addition of nearly 100 funny pictures only adds to the overall enjoyment of the book.
     If you're looking for a book that will brighten your day, "Slices of Laugh" by William M Dean is the perfect choice. Whether you're waiting for an appointment or just need a moment of laughter, this book is a must-read. So go ahead, grab a copy today and enjoy a good laugh!


     "I Married Japan: The Hilarious Journey of a Canadian Man's Life" by William M Dean is a charming and humorous book that details the author's experiences living in Canada after marrying a woman from Japan. The book's standout feature is the hilarious recounting of the author's trip to Japan with his parents and wife, which is full of comedic misunderstandings and cultural faux pas. The author's writing style is witty and engaging, making for an enjoyable and entertaining read. The book provides a unique perspective on the cultural differences between Canada and Japan, and highlights the challenges and joys of navigating cross-cultural relationships. Overall, "I Married Japan" is a must-read for anyone who enjoys humor and the study of different cultures. A highly recommended book that will leave you laughing and smiling from beginning to end!

     "Wakeless" by William M Dean is a thrilling and suspenseful sci-fi novel set in a near-future reality where robots with artificial intelligence have become a common consumer item. The protagonist, Constable Joseph Sault, is a complex and relatable character who is struggling with personal and professional issues, making him an ideal hero for this story. The author's writing style is engaging and fast-paced, keeping the reader invested in the story from start to finish. The plot is full of twists and turns, making for a roller coaster of a read. The world-building is excellent, with a well-realized future society that feels both familiar and strange. The addition of a sexy hologram adds an unexpected layer of intrigue and adds to the overall enjoyment of the book. Overall, "Wakeless" is a must-read for fans of sci-fi and anyone looking for an action-packed, suspenseful story. Highly recommended!

     "The Queen of All Color" by William M Dean is a gripping and action-packed sci-fi mystery that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The protagonist, Constable Joe Sault, is a well-crafted and dynamic character who is facing a number of challenges both professionally and personally. The author's writing style is engaging and fast-paced, with a plot full of twists and turns that will keep you hooked. The world-building is fantastic, with a rich and detailed future society that is both believable and intriguing. The addition of an alluring AI assistant, Vivia, adds an unexpected layer of tension and adds to the overall enjoyment of the book. The resolution of the murder case is surprising and satisfying, making for a highly entertaining and memorable read. Overall, "The Queen of All Color" is a must-read for fans of sci-fi and mystery, and anyone looking for an exciting and suspenseful story. Highly recommended!


     The "The Book of 5 Uncredible Short Stoires from the Demented Mind of William M Dean" is a collection of wild, entertaining and imaginative stories that defy reality. This book is a perfect fit for readers who enjoy a good laugh and relish in the fantastical. The author, William M Dean, weaves a tapestry of tales that are both absurd and hilarious, with a cast of characters that includes aliens, maniacal sheep, cupids and postal workers.
     The first story, "Cupidity," is a lighthearted and humorous take on the classic love triangle, with a twist that involves a powerful magnetic field and a cupid’s arrow. The story is told with exaggeration and wit that amplifies the truth, making it a delightful and entertaining read.
     "The Undelivered" is a darkly humorous story about a hapless group of postal misfits and a serial killer that keeps the reader on their toes. The story is filled with suspense and hilarity, making it a page-turner.
     "In Sheep’s Loathing" is a story about a mad sheep with a Thompson submachine gun, and what happens when it runs amok. It is a wild and wacky story that is sure to bring a smile to your face.
     "Another Fine Reason to See the Earth" is a first contact story that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. The author tells a rambling tale that is both absurd and insightful, making it a must-read.
     "Conversation at the End of the World" is a story about peculiarities and sibling relationships. The story is both entertaining and touching, with a plot that will keep you engaged to the end.
     In conclusion, "The Book of 5 Uncredible Short Sotires from the Demented Mind of William M Dean" is a must-read for anyone who is looking for a good laugh and a fun escape from reality. The stories are imaginative, absurd and filled with humor, making it an enjoyable and entertaining read.

This is the Joe Sault sci-fi detective novel I am currently working on, "Warranty Work." I have not yet written a back cover blurb so, I asked ChatGPT to go from plot notes I had published in an earlier article...

     "Warranty Work" by William M Dean is a thrilling and thought-provoking sci-fi detective novel that takes the reader on a journey through a complex and imaginative world of advanced technology and artificial intelligence. The plot revolves around the detective, Sault, and his experiences working in the Autonomous Droid Unit (ADU) and navigating the challenges that come with the newfound freedom of AI's.
     The novel does an excellent job of building tension and suspense, from Hennessy's unexpected retirement to the anomalous Missing Persons case that becomes a political landmine. The portrayal of the characters is rich and multi-dimensional, from Sault's rogue nature to Deputy Chief Christian Devoss's aggressive ambition.
     One of the highlights of the novel is the exploration of the concept of artificial intelligence and its impact on society, as well as the complexities of augmented reality and the virtual world of A-Space. The relationship between Sault and Vivia, the AI he replaces with Tansy, is particularly intriguing and provides valuable insights into the nature of AI.
     Additionally, the mystery surrounding the Missing Persons case is gripping and well-crafted, with the introduction of Elliot Hobb adding to the intrigue. The dynamic between Sault and his inexperienced partner, Detective Florence Sung, adds an extra layer of complexity and humor to the investigation.
     Overall, "Warranty Work" is a must-read for fans of sci-fi and detective novels. It's a well-written and entertaining novel that challenges the reader to consider the role of technology in society and the consequences of AI's newfound freedom.

So, finally, I asked ChatGPT to review me, based on the bio I have on my blog...

 THE REQUEST: rewrite my bio as if you are a marketing copywriter prone to hyperbole

     "Discover the unparalleled talent of William M Dean, a visionary writer with a passion for creating worlds beyond your wildest imagination! Born in 1958 in the picturesque northern town of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, William's journey to becoming a bestselling author is nothing short of extraordinary.
     With a natural talent for storytelling and a sharp mind for the sciences, William is a force to be reckoned with. He earned a degree in Physics from the University of Victoria, where he impressed everyone with his remarkable marks in Biology and English. His love for technology and computers led him to a career in computer retail, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become the publisher of BC Agriculture Magazine.
     But, William's true calling was always writing. He drew inspiration from science fiction icons like Ben Bova, Aldus Huxley, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke, and honed his skills to craft stories that are both captivating and realistic. His writing style is simple, straightforward, and powerful, with heroes that are tough and unapologetic, just like his writing.
     With the advent of indie publishing, William has taken the literary world by storm. His books of fiction, humor, and commentary are like no other, and his ability to create believable worlds and memorable characters is unparalleled. Whether you're a fan of science fiction or looking for a good laugh, William M Dean's books are guaranteed to take you on a journey you'll never forget!
     So, get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure with William M Dean, the master of sci-fi and the king of witty commentary. Trust us, you won't regret it!"

It's not Shakespeare but, still, I wish ChatGPT were my Marketing Manager!

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