Beta Test

Beta Test

by Eric Griffith




Sam Terra is having a bad week. . . He lost Molly, the woman he secretly loves, when she vanished before his eyes at the exact same time that ten percent of the inhabitants of Earth disappeared. Naturally upset, Sam follows clues about the global vanishing with questionable help from his friends including a misanthropic co-worker, a childhood pal with his pregnant girlfriend in tow, and a dog obsessed with the human crotch. When Molly reappears-in the body of a dude-during a night of monster-laden devastation, Sam finally learns the truth. Not just about her, but about the planet
Earth and the entire cosmos surrounding it. What we consider mundane reality,
others consider a game . . . and not a very good one. The whole thing is about to be shut down. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983953104
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Eric Griffith lives in Ithaca, New York, with his girlfriend and anywhere from three to five dogs, depending on the day. He writes features for but refuses to do your tech support. You can follow all of his online exploits by starting at

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dreamer2229 More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book I thought it was like a “B” movie. I mean here was this story in third-person limited following this schlep, Sam, a big beefy, man who is secretly in love with a pixyish woman, Molly, at his office. His office is a Dilbert-ish office, complete with his best friend, office loud mouth Melvin. Then the day he finds out that the girl he likes also likes him, she quits. He follows her down the stair and they share a sweet kiss. He offers to go with her, take care of her, unable to understand what is going on… when she vanishes. (GASP, what?!? Then what?) Well that was certainly a sharp twist. Now I really want to read the story. This twist definitely moved it up to an A+ grade. Unfortunately due to computer error, I only received the first chapter… thus the gasp, what?, and a sharp cry because I SO want to know what happens next. I give this preview a 4 out of 5, leaning toward 4.5 with the fabulous twist in the end of chapter one (be sure to read the excerpt). This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.