If you are a gamer and understand virtual reality and love Sci Fi then you will really love this book. It was one of the winners of the Forward Reviews 2012 Book of the year awards. I have to admit I was a bit lost through most of the book not being a gamer and knowing little to nothing about virtual reality much less computers. I did become interested about 3/4 of the way through. It actually delves into the uploading of human minds into a virtual reality body. The Pros and cons of this are subtlety intertwined in the story. The ending will give you the chills!
About the Book (from Amazon)
His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer -- just as first love casts his life in a new light. In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer-based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.
This book can be purchased at Amazon and most other retailers.
About the Author (Upload-the Novel)
Mark McClelland studied Computer Science and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan’s Residential College, where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry. After graduating in 1994, he promptly sold his soul to his software career, and is now thinking he might need that back. He writes in search of truths that defy simple, direct expression, and publishes to share his discoveries with others.
Mark lives in Chicago with his wife, Nancy, and two cats, in the warm and personable Logan Square neighborhood. Outside of coding and writing, he enjoys traveling, reading, studying foreign languages, drawing, sailing, gaming, building robots to entertain the cats, and inventing cocktails as Chief Mixologist at Jo Snow Syrups. He is currently working on a children’s story featuring a fox named Cyril Frolix. He also writes poetry for his wife, sole member of the Poem-of-the-Month Club.
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