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The Gamer Chronicles (Future Chronicles Book 19) Kindle Edition
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"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool
"A powerful new voice in speculative fiction"
--Nick Webb, USA Today bestselling author of the Legacy Fleet series
About the Author
Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., time travel, dragons, robots, aliens, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.
- ASIN : B07N65WRPY
- Publisher : Windrift Books; 1st edition (February 15, 2019)
- Publication date : February 15, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 641 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #510,546 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Gam3rGurl by Christopher Boore - Grace's life is falling apart but a chance to go to a all gamers school comes along so she snags it and dives head first into the online world but is it to real?
Game Chat by Ernest Egher - Harry just wants to find a planet where he and his friends can build there own little kingdom in the game world but this person N00BK!LLA68 keeps killing them no matter what they do. So how do they win against this guy or can they and who is it?
Virtual Hero by Anthea Sharp - Rod is a top ranked raid leader on the servers but actually he is in high school but soon his skills will be tested in real life will he be up for it?
Love, Virtuality, and the Good Kill by SaulTanpepper - Eric pilots a remote ground drone and for extra money his wife decides to beta test a computer holographic game. Eric noticed how realistic it is and how much she was playing it, but thought it was good for their relationship since he was being deployed for several months. How good is it really for their relationship?
The Sandbox by Jon Frater - What would you do to get the best and baddest ship in the game you are playing so you can find people to play with? Would you spend all your money on the best gear, best lootboxes? Steal money when yours run out? From who, your family, work other people?
There are even more authors I didn't mention and they have great stories as well so this is a great time to either read some of your friends work or meet some new authors and maybe find a bunch of new friends, either way I don't think you will be disappointed.
By Lars H on February 17, 2019
The fact that I’ve also been an obsessive gamer since Pong was a thing, but really starting in with hours of Atari 2600 — yeah, I’m showing my age, shut up — and am fascinated with the leaps and bounds the technology has made in my lifetime, pretty much sets me up as the perfect audience for this, tbh... but even if your knowledge is only passing, it’s worth the read. I found this book so fantastic that I finished it in one unbroken six-hour sitting, smoking cigarettes and drinking soup so I wouldn’t have to stop to eat.
Standouts? All of them. But my favorites are “Dupe” — which is just terrifying enough to kick in that adrenalin rush I get from good horror and perfectly sculpted to create an incredible mental image. (As an opener it was fabulous, and quite frankly I expected it to have set such high expectations that the rest of the stories would struggle to live up to; happily, I was surprised.) — “Hacking Dad”, which hit me in too many feels in an unexpected place, “Sick and Tired”, which, as a chronically ill person enraged and gratified me by turns, “Game Chat”, whose ending made me laugh out loud and cheer; “The Clockwork Soldier”, whose plot echoes thoughts I’ve had for years about what defines a person, what makes free will, and who decides, “The Sandbox”, Jon Frater’s unabashedly detailed journey into the algorithms behind the game — and the world — that most of us can only guess at, and their dark sides; and the closer, “But We Were Heroes Once, in Empty Places, After Dark”, that hit me with a one-two punch of plot twist that I thought I’d predicted only to be... partly wrong, and happily surprised, with a surprisingly optimistic ending.
But ALL of the stories here are spectacular: there’s no filler, no “Oh, I usually skip that one” that you find re-reading some anthologies. If you’re a gamer, a techie, a fan of sci-fi — even in the most casual way — or just someone looking for an antidote to badly-written, poorly-edited reading fodder, get this book: buy it, recommend it, pass it on. Share it with your Guild, your party, your squad: but by all means, give it a try. The questions here are surprisingly deep, the answers unexpected, and the journey to get there ABSOLUTELY worth taking.