DescriptionThe brand-new novel from the author of Lucky Bastard and Breathers--"one of today's very best writers" (Jonathan Maberry). Does your lifestyle not fit the person inside you? Then try someone else on for size! Call him whatever. Call him whomever. He can be any legally authorized fictional character or dead celebrity he wants for six to eight hours, simply by injecting a DNA-laced cocktail into his brain stem. It's called Big Egos and it's the ultimate role-playing fantasy from Engineering Genetics Organization and Systems (aka EGOS.) And, as one of the quality controllers for EGOS, he's the ultimate ego-tripper, taking on more artificial identities than advisable--and having a hell of a time doing it. Problem is, he's starting to lose the ability to separate fact from fiction. His every fantasy is the new reality. And the more roles he plays, the less of him remains. Sure, it's dangerous. Yes, he's probably losing his mind. Okay, hundreds of others could be at risk. But sometimes who you are isn't good enough. And the truth is, reality is so overrated. . . . With his insightful wit, smart humor, and electrifying narrative, acclaimed author S. G. Browne takes readers on a satirical and provocative trip into the not-too-distant future, where, for some, pretending to be someone you're not is just another day at the office.
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About the Author
S. G. Browne is the author of Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard, as well as the Breathers sequel, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, and the eBook story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. He worked in Hollywood for several years before moving to Santa Cruz, where he lived for fourteen years, writing novels and short stories while working as an office manager. He now lives in San Francisco.
"Browne's gifts are manifold, and his combination of witty conceptual twists and fast-paced plot and narration are unique...A smart and darkly funny thriller that looks at America's obsession with celebrity through a truly skewed lens...Razor sharp."--Kirkus Reviews
"Browne juxtapose[s] pairs of unlikely personas for dark comic effect...A sobering parable of people who don't want to be themselves."--Publishers Weekly
"Fantasy and reality blur in this satirical takedown of celebrity culture."--New York Post