'This book blurs the boundaries of science fiction and reality to create a wonderfully futuristic novel. A well-paced, gripping read that seems to have found the optimal balance between excitement and length.'
Dirk Wendt, Online Gamer
The medieval warrior Haran finds out the shocking truth about his existence: he is one of a hundred artificial intelligences (AIs) placed into multi-user computer game environments as part of a 21st century military experiment. Aided by the exceptional hacker Natasha Morrison, he is able to escape to different game worlds and liberate the AIs trapped within. An aggressive military AI named Zarco takes up the chase and the game worlds are turned upside down. Gangster cars on a pirate beach, biplanes in the Arabian Nights, space cruisers at the Battle of Troy. The chase continues in the real world when the AIs are downloaded into robot bodies. Zarco and his henchmen have their own sinister plan and will stop at nothing to see it through. Can Haran and his friends stop them before it's too late?
Science fiction author Chuck Ian Gordon has been in the IT game for years. His debut novel, based on current and near-future technological developments and the author's own experiments with AI, throws up important social questions for what is to come. Mixing opulent imagery with his passions for science fiction, mythology and computer games, Gordon's action-packed story climaxes with an explosive finale.
Publication date: 30/07/2014
science fiction novel - your world is just one game out of many
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