Code Beast

Code Beast

by Simon Sellars
Code Beast

Code Beast

by Simon Sellars



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The first stage is infection. Next is possession. The terminal stage is simulation.

In the near future, Kalsari Jones is hooked on the Vexworld, a global mixed-reality network accessed through neural implants. As his addiction grows, he is plagued by sentient hallucinations and an urge to strip the flesh from his bones. At his lowest ebb, he must also face his digisexuality, a latent attraction to artificial intelligence.

Seeking answers, he meets Ingram Ravenscroft, a cult leader who claims a treatment. Smitten, Kalsari allows his brain to be rewired, only for the operation to leave him with unwanted telepathic powers. Lost in inner space, Kalsari angers a band of rogue AI who've escaped the Vexworld and are seeking refuge in the time-sinks of the fourth dimension.

Battling the shapeshifting bots before they can enslave his mind, he discovers the shocking truth about his virtual obsessions-and Ravenscroft's hidden role in the story of his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645654325
Publisher: Wanton Sun
Publication date: 05/01/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 332,348
File size: 456 KB

About the Author

Simon Sellars is a writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. He's the author of Code Beast (Wanton Sun, 2023) and Applied Ballardianism: Memoir from A Parallel Universe (Urbanomic, 2018). Simon is the co-editor of Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard (Fourth Estate, 2012), a Guardian Book of the Year.
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