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Book review: Craig Anderson’s Level Up

Marcus loved games, and hated his job. He worked twice as hard as everyone else, helped them out without pause, and his boss constantly dangled the promise of promotion just out of reach. He was better where he was, doing all the work, and meeting what should have been impossible deadlines, after all, why should… Continue reading Book review: Craig Anderson’s Level Up

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Book review: Brian Simons’ Travail Online: Soulkeeper (@thebriansimons )

Coral was desperate. It had finally happened, she was now redundant in the only job she had known, replaced by a bot, leaving her to fear where her next meal was coming from. With bot automation jobs were scarce, even her own parents had sought work elsewhere. With nowhere else to turn, she did what… Continue reading Book review: Brian Simons’ Travail Online: Soulkeeper (@thebriansimons )

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Book review: James Patton’s Dragonrider’s Fury (@jamesgpatton )

Boh loved her father, he did so much for her, but if there was one thing he stirred in her more than anything else it was a love for dragons. So when she got an unusual invitation to become a dragonrider,  it was something she could not refuse. But dragons seldom took women, and thought those with low strength… Continue reading Book review: James Patton’s Dragonrider’s Fury (@jamesgpatton )

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Book review: Matthew Siege’s Headshot: Two in the Head

Ryan had beat the game. He had sealed himself within a guild vault, and now just needed to wait until he respawned on Monday, or so he thought. But things do not always go to plan. It turns out Sundays weren't the down time the developers had insinuated. It was a time for Survivors to… Continue reading Book review: Matthew Siege’s Headshot: Two in the Head

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Book review: Dawn Chapman’s Desert Runner (@kanundra )

Everybody knew you didn't cross the desert plains when it was Tromoal breeding season, to do so was a death sentence. That didn't stop Maddie though, her old injury was causing her distress, her health slowly decreased, and she needed more potions. If she took this job, a mission to make an important delivery, she… Continue reading Book review: Dawn Chapman’s Desert Runner (@kanundra )

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Book review: Robert Medmenham’s The New Party

The end of the world is upon us. People cower in their homes, holding their loved ones close as the bombs begin to fall, dreading the inevitable, fearing their death. But there are a few who know how to find escape from this total annihilation, perhaps for a whole lifetime. Years ago VirTim, Virtual Time,… Continue reading Book review: Robert Medmenham’s The New Party

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Book review: Dave Willmarth’s The Greystone Chronicle (@DaveWillmarth )

For a long time Alexander has known he was dying. It was inevitable, he had been diagnosed with NDS, Neuromuscular Degenerative Syndrome, he had years left, but he refused to let it stop him doing what he loved. He was a gamer, and IO Online was his passion. He and his friends played religiously, braving… Continue reading Book review: Dave Willmarth’s The Greystone Chronicle (@DaveWillmarth )

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Book review: G.L. Rathweg’s Warrior Academy

Time has advanced beyond that of our era, and with destruction and rebirth came change. Magic is no longer a thing of fiction, and anime may have more to teach us about world mechanics than ever before. Hiro was thrilled to be starting the Warrior Academy, a school for the skilled elite. His master had… Continue reading Book review: G.L. Rathweg’s Warrior Academy

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Book review: Apollos Thorne’s Underworld – Level Up or Die

Elorion was a gamer. He was loving the VR experience, little did he know that when he logged off something even more immersive than his favourite MMORPG awaited him. In barely the blink of an eye he was kidnapped, dragged into the Underworld, and deposited in an room of strangers they discover they all had… Continue reading Book review: Apollos Thorne’s Underworld – Level Up or Die

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Book review: Kip Terrington’s You’re not Allowed to Die

Joe had lived a long life, he had done a lot, but his body was failing him, and everyone knew he didn't have long left. His granddaughter, knowing his love for games, had paid to ease his transition in a new style of hospice, one that immerses the loved one into a game reality, taking… Continue reading Book review: Kip Terrington’s You’re not Allowed to Die