Call of Duty meets Ready Player One in this fast-paced, action-packed novel from the author of The Wasteland Saga and CTRL ALT Revolt!
Gamer PerfectQuestion fights for ColaCorp in WarWorld, an online combat sport arena where mega-corporations field entire armies in the battle for real world global advertising-space dominance. Within the immense virtual battlefield, players and bots are high-tech grunts, using drop-ships and state-of-the-art weaponry to wipe each other out.
But times are tough and the rent is due, and when players need extra dough, there’s always the Black, an illegal open source tournament where the sick and twisted desires of the future are given free rein in the Westhavens, a gothic dungeon fantasy world.
And all too soon, the real and virtual worlds collide when PerfectQuestion refuses to become the tool of a mad man intent on hacking the global economy for himself.
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Nick Cole is an army veteran and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms, or being shot, kicked, stabbed, or beaten by film-school students, the author of The Wasteland Saga can often be found working as a guard for King Phillip II of Spain or in a similar role in Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Soda Pop Soldier draws comparisons to lesser pieces of the "gamer-fiction" genre like Ready Player One, but only because they both exist in said genre. That's where the comparisons end. Not only does Soldier transcend its genre, it rises above most everything published since, and a lot of what came before. I've never experience anything like it, even its prequel CTRL-ALT-REVOLT!, which was also fantastic. Bottom line, read Soda Pop Soldier.
Action filled tale of a professional gamer who logs in to a darknet game to make some extra cash. Meanwhile his real world is falling apart around him. His girlfriend leaves; the gaming company he works for hasn't won a battle for a long time, putting him in jeopardy of losing his job; and now someone is trying to kill him.
One need read no further to see it is a bummer