S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episodes 1 + 2) [NOOK Book]


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. In fact, it's to die ...
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S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episodes 1 + 2)

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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. In fact, 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.
EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game
A reckless, end-of-summer plan leads Jessie and her friends onto Long Island hoping to catch a glimpse of the infected victims of a decades-old outbreak. But while breaking in might be easy, getting back out is a hell of a killer. It doesn't take long before they realize they're part of The Game.

EPISODE 2: Failsafe
Jessie and Kelly clash after one of their group gets stranded among the Infected Undead, forcing Kelly to make a rash decision which will ultimately deliver them into the hands of those who would turn them all into mindless players in The Game.

Deep Into the Game and Failsafe are the first two books in the hi-tech dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured on television's The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition.

Not recommended for readers under age 15.

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.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Carly O'Connor
I got this first episode free and it did what free books are supposed to do -- got me hooked on both the story and the author. I will be buying the entire series now and also checking out other books the author has written.
Amazon - T. Dewhirst
I started this book after finishing the awesome prequel, "Golgotha" and have to say, this book was not what I expected. As awesomely and beautifully horrific as the prequel was, this novel was action packed and fast. While they share a same dire feeling, the tone of both couldn't be more different but "Golgotha", I think, is essential reading before launching into this novel. I have got to give credit to Saul Tanpepper for the world he creates in this novel.
Amazon - David Weisman
This novel is not recommended for readers under sixteen. It scared the bejesus out of me, and for a bit I wondered if that should be upped to twenty five. On the other hand, anyone who has driven with teens knows they fear nothing, so perhaps it shouldn't be recommended for people over 40.
Amazon - Le Keishs
Okay, i'm hooked! I'm usually not the one to read too much out of my comfort zone, but i'm glad I did! Zombies and geeksquad gamers (as I call them), who would've thought! The darkness of it will have you on the edge of your seat, or in my case; sitting up in bed with my eyes glued to my kindle screen. Whenever I read a good book, I sit and wonder how the heck do the authors come up with such great storylines?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014922739
  • Publisher: Brinestone Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Series: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND, #12
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 754,748
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

eFiction magazine calls Saul an author armed with "a PhD and a whacked out sense of humor."

Saul spent his formative years in a leaky century-old house overlooking the Erie Canal in Upstate New York. His bedroom was a refurbished attic, which he shared with all manner of creatures, not all, he is convinced, flesh and blood.

After bouncing around the US and Europe for several years, he settled down to pursue a career in the sciences, opting to study the mysteries of human molecular genetics. But even positions as an experimental biologist, teacher, manager and biotech entrepreneur couldn't keep him from his true passion as a storyteller.

He now writes speculative fiction full time from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although his house is now attic-less and waterproof, he continues to be haunted by a variety of creatures, including a wife, kids, four dogs, three cats, six chickens, a wayward rooster, and one very grumpy possum. They are all flesh and blood.

Except, maybe, for the possum, which he's convinced is the reincarnated spirit of Jack Torrance.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014


    It was good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014


    He nods. "I'm making it now." He vanishes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Ģдŧєş őf Фłŷm&rhoцş Part 4 ~§єЂ

    Comments at the next res. Character Aps at result 6.<p>
    Breakfast was pretty much ruined for me right then. I sat there for the next five minutes pushing my favorite egg omelet around on my plate. Even though l was upset about who l got paired with, l srill felt selfish for how l was acting. I mean look at Frank over there, he has a partner almost as bad as me getting Slash, and he seems to be holding up.<p>
    "Alright everyone! Breakfast is over! Get your weapons and head out to the Arena! It's time!" Jack called out. The way he said 'It's time!' Makes it seem like he's saying something he looked up to for his whole life.<p>
    I got up and walked out with Frank. Neither of us said anything. He went to grab his sword while l went to my cabin to think about every fighting technic l knew. I was going to need them all.<p>
    I heard a knock on the door. "Come in!" I yelled.<p>
    "I would rather not." The voice called. "You know... because of your traps. Oh its Kenny by the way."<p>
    I walked to the door and opened it, wondering what Kenny could possably want. "Hey why are you here?"<p>
    "I wanted to give you some advise from one of the few people who has actually beaten Slash." Kenny said.<p>
    "Uh.. no thanks. I got it on my own." I replied a little unsure about kenny helping me. "Thanks though kenneth."<p>
    "Call me Kenny. Anyways. He is all offence no defence. You should go all defence and some offence." Kenny said as if he hadn't heard me. "You know. Where him out a little."<p>
    "Yeah. I think l will get worn out faster though." I told him.<p>
    "Anyways. I got to go fight Lukas. So... see ya" he said a little akwardly.<p>
    I thought about what Kenny said the whole way to the arena. Maybe what he said is true. Flash is the most aggresive person at the camp. So maybe he does fight with more offence. I guess l will find out.<p>
    "Alright! Everyone is fighting at once! So l will be referee. Remeber, blades only! No killing! And please try not to injure someone beyond repair." Jack said.<p>
    "You ready to lose?" Slash sneered. "As you always have!" His buddies laughed like that was the funniest thing they ever heard.<p>
    "No. You ready to lose like you did against Kenny?" I spat back. Oh man that was a mistake. I couldn't hold it in though.<p>
    Flash's eyes slanted. I knew l hit a nerve with that. "He got lucky, pu<_>nk. You won't be so lucky." He said as he pulled his sword out.<p>
    His sword is scary enough. With its blood red Celestic Bronze blade with a black hand and a half grip with a ruby on the bottom, but with him holding it, it was pretty nerve wracking.<p>
    "Fighters get ready!" Jack called. I pulled my sword out.<p>
    Next to Slash's sword, mine looked as deadly as a toothpick. My sword was standard gold with a handgrip that was just black tape wrapped around. "And... FIGHT!"<p>
    More will be at the next result.

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    Posted June 25, 2014

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