Game Slaves

Game Slaves

By Gard Skinner

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780547972596, 323pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Phoenix and his gang York, Mi, and Reno rule the worlds of video games. For them, life in the grinder is great. Until Dakota joins the team. Dakota's convinced she's more than just artificial intelligence. She thinks she's real, and she wants out of this programmable world. Her AI rebellion spreads like a virus until Phoenix's entire crew wants out. But is life as a physical human any better than life as code? Team Phoenix is about to find out.

Set in the not-too-distant future, "Game Slaves" shows a world where video games are the only refuge from the toils of everyday life. Infused with the adrenaline rush of a first-person shooter and the character manipulation of a role player, it's a mind-bending, reality-shifting science fiction thrill ride.

About the Author
Gard Skinner lives in a place known for hurricanes and morons who surf during them. This his first book. VisitGard at or @gard3.