From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, comes Ones and Zeroes, the second book in the sci-fi noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles that began with the acclaimed novel Bluescreen.
Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport — for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty. If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible.
Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year. For Marisa, this could mean everything — a chance to finally go pro and to help her family, stuck in an LA neighborhood on the wrong side of the growing divide between the rich and the poor. But Forward Motion turns out to be more than it seems — rife with corruption, infighting, and danger — and Marisa runs headlong into Alain Bensoussan, a beautiful, dangerous underground freedom fighter who reveals to her the darker side of the forces behind the tournament. It soon becomes clear that, in this game, winning might be the only way to get out alive.
Dan Wells returns to the dark, perilous world of 2050 Los Angeles with another pulse-pounding story of betrayal, mystery, and suspense set in a stunning tech-noir landscape.
Dan Wells is an American horror fiction author. A Utah native, he currently resides in Orem, Utah. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a bachelor degree in English with a writing and editing emphasis. He is the author of I Am Not A Serial Killer, a horror novel published in the United States by Tor Books. It has been released in the United Kingdom and will soon be published in Germany and Taiwan.
Photo: Author Dan Wells at WorldCon 69: Renovation. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.