The God Game

Danny Tobey (Author)

Product Details

$26.99  $24.83
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
January 07, 2020
6.5 X 1.5 X 9.5 inches | 1.48 pounds

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About the Author

Danny Tobey is a fifth-generation Texan. He went to Harvard College, Yale Law School, and UT Southwestern medical school. Harvard gave Danny the Edward Eager prize for the best creative writing. He wrote and edited the Harvard Lampoon and was anthologized in The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor. Danny's first novel was the sci-fi fantasy thriller The Faculty Club. Danny is a noted expert on Artificial Intelligence. In 2019, the Library of Congress gave Danny the Burton Award for his work on AI and the law.


"Tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense and a plot that will make you wonder if all this stuff is real. Danny Tobey absolutely kicks butt and takes names in this gem of a thriller." --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series

Smart, propulsive and gripping, THE GOD GAME is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could--and probably already is--happening in the world of artificial intelligence.--Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away

The God Game is a fantastic read. I haven't felt this way about a book since Ready Player One. As addicting as any video game I've ever played, I got sucked in from the first page and couldn't put it down. Can't recommend this one enough. --Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling author of Bitcoin Billionaires and Bringing Down The House

"THE GOD GAME is a dark, edgy thriller, populated by a vastly appealing cast of teenage underdogs. Danny Tobey has written an unusually smart and provocative novel, a book full of ideas and heart that feels both fantastical and all-too-real at the same time." --Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children

"What an amazing achievement THE GOD GAME: a gripping page-turner that kept me up late three nights in a row, rooting for the engaging, wisecracking teen heroes; at the same time a terrifying and weirdly persuasive reverse-engineering of the morality of our present cultural moment. Also a moving and thought-provoking commentary on the relationship between parents' pain and children's achievement. Every time I read the news now I keep thinking I see signs of THE GOD GAME being played all around us, until I remember that it isn't real (probably). I couldn't put it down." --Elif Batuman, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Idiot

A story that keeps the reader in a constant state of suspense, the book is sure to appeal to SF readers, gamers, and anyone else who enjoys a well-plotted, well-told thriller. --Booklist

Tobey brilliantly captures the immersive, claustrophobic atmosphere of the malign game and its addictive allure for a collection of flawed and needy characters.--The Guardian

Great characters, a novel concept, and scary set pieces. --Kirkus

Fans of AI run amok should relish this one. --Publishers Weekly

...engrossing, hard to put down. --Pittsburgh Post-Republican

Reading Tobey's stupendous novel is like being a teenager again but with the added thrills and dangers that accost students today. --Country Style