Repo Virtual (Hardcover)
Tor.com, 9781250218728, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2020
Corey J. White's debut novel Repo Virtual blurs the lines between the real and virtual in an action-packed cyberpunk heist story.
The city of Neo Songdo is a Russian doll of realities — augmented and virtual spaces anchored in the weight of the real. The smart city is designed to be read by machine vision while people see only the augmented facade of the corporate ideal. At night the stars are obscured by an intergalactic virtual war being waged by millions of players, while on the streets below people are forced to beg, steal, and hustle to survive.
Enter Julius Dax, online repoman and real-life thief. He's been hired for a special job: stealing an unknown object from a reclusive tech billionaire. But when he finds out he's stolen the first sentient AI, his payday gets a lot more complicated.
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Praise For Repo Virtual…
"Cyberpunk's critical update, for these mixed-reality days of dark money, livestreaming cults, machine gaze and life lived on the razor-wire edge." —Warren Ellis
"Repo Virtual constructs a stunningly vivid cyberpunk world that blurs the line between illusion and reality, dripping with the neon panache of a technological juggernaut in an action packed heist that'll steal your heart with ideas that are as revealing as they are powerful." —Peter Tieryas
"A richly imagined, futuristic stand-alone with appeal to gamers, SF fans, and armchair futurists alike." —Kirkus Reviews