Repo Virtual

Corey J. White (Author)
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Description

Corey J. White's debut novel Repo Virtual blurs the lines between the real and virtual in an action-packed cyberpunk heist story.

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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.

Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.29
Publisher
Tor.com
Publish Date
April 21, 2020
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
ISBN/EAN
9781250218728
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About the Author

COREY J. WHITE is a writer of science-fiction, horror, and other, harder to define stories. He studied writing at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and is now based in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Killing Gravity, Void Black Shadow, and Static Ruin.

Reviews

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

Repo Virtual sets itself apart with its gleeful heart and underdog charm. --BookPage Starred Review

A richly imagined, futuristic stand-alone with appeal to gamers, SF fans, and armchair futurists alike. --Kirkus Reviews

Cyberpunk is not only back but may have come full circle. --The Toronto Star

White twists the volume up, both dramatizing and warning against unchecked AI. What lingers is an important observation: no culture can retain its power and sanity when there are no noncynical eyes to see it. Cyberpunk and general sf readers will enjoy and even learn from this one. --Library Journal
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