The water pelts her upturned eyes, yet she does not blink. It pools into the hollows beneath and around the blackened orbs until the solid gray of the sky bursts into brilliant prisms of color, vibrant lakes and oceans of molten light. And if she blinks, it spills out in a...
The water pelts her upturned eyes, yet she does not blink. It pools into the hollows beneath and around the blackened orbs until the solid gray of the sky bursts into brilliant prisms of color, vibrant lakes and oceans of molten light. And if she blinks, it spills out in a kaleidoscope of tears.
If she could only blink.
The water turns the darkness away from this dead, empty world and makes it bright once more.
Yes, the rain is good. The rain is as close to life as she can come.
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HER BLOOD HOLDS HUMANITY’S SALVATION. HER HEAD, THE MEANS TO DESTROY IT.
As the world teeters on the brink of a technological and biomedical apocalypse, the one entity with the power to intervene, Arc Enterprises, chooses to ignore the warning signs and instead pushes forward with a new twist on their most popular product, THE GAME, where Operators control reanimated Players in a live action virtual reality arcade on abandoned Long Island. After a network lapse threatens an outbreak in her hometown, gamer Jessica Daniels stumbles on a plot to hijack the implants of the living. Now she must stop the hacker before someone she loves dies.
A 120,000 word novel from the world of GAMELAND.
For ages 16 and older.
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Books 1 and 2 are available for free:
Book 1: Deep Into the Game
Book 2: Failsafe
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6 Hackers, 1 Game... 10,000 Undead.
Everyone loves SURVIVALIST, a live-action, virtual reality show based on Arc Entertainment's THE GAME, where cybernetically controlled zombies do battle in a video arcade in the middle of a Long Island wasteland. It's to die for.
If you're rich enough, you can buy your way in. If you're desperate enough, you can volunteer to become one of the Undead Players. Jessie Daniels and her gang of computer hackers plan to break their way in.
Welcome to GAMELAND. Access Restricted.
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Want more GAMELAND?
For insight into the world of GAMELAND, including how it all started, check out the short story GOLGOTHA, available individually in digital format as well as in the short story collection SHORTING THE UNDEAD AND OTHER HORRORS, by the same author.
Also available from the world of GAMELAND:
INFECTED: HACKED FILES FROM THE GAMELAND ARCHIVE. Includes a timeline of key events, a glossary of terms, character dossiers, essays, articles and never-before-released voice transcripts from the GOLGOTHA recordings.
VELVETEEN: The story of Cassie, a six-year-old girl-turned-zombie, who has been trapped in a bathroom... until her inadvertent release twelve years later (by Jessie in Episode 4 of GAMELAND). Cassie has something she needs to do, something she's been thinking about for a long, long time. A terrifying twist on a classic children's tale.
Saul writes in several speculative fiction genres, including horror, cyberpunk, biopunk, and straight science fiction. A former Army medic and trauma specialist, he earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics; his works are heavily informed by these past experiences.
Saul spent his formative years in a century-old house overlooking the Erie Canal in Upstate New York. He shared an attic room with all manner of creatures, not all, he is convinced, flesh and blood.
After several years spent overseas and working his way to executive positions in biotech, he returned to his true passion of storytelling.
He now writes full time from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He continues to be haunted by a variety of creatures, including a wife, kids, three dogs, three cats, twenty chickens, a wayward rooster, and one very grumpy possum. They are all flesh and blood.
Except for the possum, which he's sure is the reincarnated spirit of Jack Torrance.
Visit him at tanpepperwrites.com
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