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1. The Game (The Game is Life Book 1)

The Game (The Game is Life Book 1)
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u/silentdante · 6 pointsr/printSF
  • Unexpected Rain murder mystery in space, series.

  • The Moreau Quartet: Volume One an older book, recently collected, features a tiger detective, nuff said.

  • Dover Beach the last PI in a post cataclysm/apocalypse event, series.

  • Rosetta: Jim Meade: Martian P.I. detective sci fi, asteroid mystery, mars. short series (though this one is the best)

  • Bob Moore: No Hero FREE! great superhero detective story. series.

  • Walking Shadow sci fi mystery, one of my favorite, recently asked the author about more on facebook and he said he is slowly working on it.

  • Tears in Rain as the title suggests, a little blade runner like, translated but this is my favorite genre (if you couldn't tell) sci fi detective stuff, the second one was finally translated and made available a couple months back. series.

  • Collection: A Rocket Malone Sci-Fi Noir another sci fi detective type story about a reclamation agent.

  • The Jack Stein Omnibus loved this series, a lot, detective mystery spanning worlds, I think originally 5 or 6 books collected here for 9 bucks, very worth it.

  • KOP fantastic series, suggested a lot, but for good reason.
u/Parkasever · 1 pointr/scifiwriting

July was good.

I published two novels this month and they are totally unrelated.
First one (and my debut novel) is titled "Janitors of the Late Space Age" (207 pages). It is a science fiction novel inspired by a video game actually - the Space Engineers. In the end I kinda like how it panned out: a bit slow to start but hopefully it conveys that lonely feeling of traveling through space and roaming over uninhabited planets. So far the reviews are good!

Link: [Amazon kindle and paperback] (

The second novel - I am really excited about that one - is titled "Four Zero Four" (207 pages). It's a raw story. I've included snippets of real-world news (American elections influenced by hackers and memes, crowdfunded useless inventions and similar) and it fitted PERFECTLY with the cyberpunk theme. Four Zero Four is something that was only recently published, and I want to properly launch it in about two weeks - please feel free to grab it and review it by then.

Link: Amazon kindle and paperback

u/zmac808 · 1 pointr/writing

So hyped, just released physical prints of the bundle of novellas that I was working on with my co-author. It was my first time writing a LitRPG and also the first ever time I actually published my work. Such a nerve-wracking process but also really fulfilling. I'm considering moving more into the science fiction dark fantasy genre for my next release but I haven't really worked out too much of the details yet. I'm just still all antsy and excited from actually having something out and published that I can hold, you know?

And best of luck to you and your writing! I'd love to hear back when it goes live :)

u/xenotron · 4 pointsr/Cyberpunk

I'm not gonna say these are the absolute best examples of cyberpunk literature, but if you want cyberpunk stories where spirituality is taken seriously, here are a couple I can recommend:

The Nexus trilogy by Ramez Naam involves a new drug which allows people to run programs in their brain. A bunch of Buddhist monks adopt the technology to improve their meditation and create a hive mind of sorts (spiritually though, not like the borg). I don't really know how to describe it any better, so here's a quote I shamelessly stole from an Amazon review:
> I practice Theravadan Buddhism; Nexus spends an awful lot of time looking at these radical notions of consciousness through a Buddhist lens. Not only is it a perfect fit, it's a well-informed one. Naan has done his homework, and then some.

Other than that, you could read the Archangel Protocol series by Lyda Morehouse. It's centered heavily around faith and Christianity in particular. In the series, the Archangel Gabriel appears in cyberspace. I only read the first book in the series since I personally wasn't looking for a spiritual cyberpunk book at the time but if you're looking for a cyberpunk story that deals with Christianity this may be the series for you.

u/ReveresRain · 1 pointr/litrpg (all releases in last 30 days) (all pending releases) (searchable audiobook database)

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Starbreak (Rise to Omniscience Book 2) Aaron Oster and Richard Sashigane 1st May


Tower Of Sol: A GameLit Novella Kris Schnee 1st May


Succubus 6 (Devil In The Deep Blue Sea): A LitRPG Series A.J. Markam 3rd May


Requiem: A Gamelit Adventure (Blood Runners Book 3) George S. Mahaffey Jr. and Justin Sloan 3rd May


Rise of the Crimson Order: A Crematoria Online LitRPG Novel Matthew J. Barbeler 5th May


The Path of the Samurai: A LitRPG Adventure (Beneath the Horimono Book 1) Honie Jar and Luka Petrov 6th May


Radioactive Revolution: A Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Richard Hummel 6th May


The Phoenix of Altria: Digital Sorcery Book 2 (A LitRPG Series) David M. Zahn 7th May


The Azure Dragon: A Heroic Fantasy Saga (The Artar Chronicles Book 3) Vladimir Vasilenko 7th May


Monster [LitRPG series: The Beetle] Sergey Belsky 14th May


Heavy Armor: An Epic Fantasy LitRPG (Killstreak Book 2) Stuart Thaman 15th May


Guardians Of The Round Table 5: Crystal Mine Avril Sabine and Storm Petersen and Rhys Petersen 18th May


Web of Worlds (Reality Benders Book #4): LitRPG Series Michael Atamanov 20th May


Scurfifer (Alfarome. Book 2) LitRPG Series Ros Per 21st May


The Labyrinth (The Gods' Game, Volume II): A LitRPG novel Rohan M. Vider 22nd May


Kingdom Come: A LitRPG Dragonrider Adventure (The Archemi Online Chronicles Book 3) James Osiris Baldwin 31st May


Enhancer 4 (The Enhancer Series) Wyatt Kane 31st May


Divine Dungeon 5 Dungeon Eternium Dakota Krout 31st May (link not up yet)

u/batotit · 1 pointr/litrpg

Well, it depends on how hardcore you want the slice of life fully embedded in your story.


There is the Level Up series by Dan Sugralinov. A group of aliens has a convoluted reason why they need to give gamer powers to an ordinary Russian. He used the power to find a better job, get a few exercises in, find time to enjoy his hobbies, get better friends and better girl. In the end, there is a big contest to see if he should keep his powers or not so there is a semblance of goal in the story.

Then there is the game of life series by Terry Schott. As I understand the story, Earth is like the game world and players will go into this device and for a while, they will forget who they are because they will become babies, then they grow up into teens, then adulthood. They will get a job, marry, raised a family, then watched as their children grow up. Then they will grow old and finally die. At that time, they will return back to themselves and realized that they are playing a game. The viewers will then judge who among them have the most interesting life. hardcore slice of life!


both are in KU right now.

u/skalafurey · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh Lukjanenko is one of my favorite authors!!! It's such a pity that not even 1/8 of his books have been translated into english :(

Max Frei is fun and weird and humorous.

Vita Nostra is my favorite book, period.

and omg i just found this i can't believe it's translated into english!! great read (sci fi)

and there's the Strugatsky brothers, sci-fi classics.

Chronicles of Siala is also a great fantasy series

u/Tim_Ward · 1 pointr/Fantasy

My second Sand Divers book, Scavenger: A.I. released today, edited by the fantastic /u/TimMarquitz. Launch week price is $0.99, and I've made the Kindle version of the first book, Scavenger: Evolution, free!

I also have giveaways for both books on Goodreads (signed paperbacks, US only). Evolution | A.I.

Book Description for A.I.

Hundreds of years ago a nanotech virus nearly wiped out humanity. The kernel of that technology has been locked in a buried military and guarded from warlords and tyrants by a class of sentries. Divemaster Rushing Stenson and his wife Star thought their journey underground would lead to the discovery of the ancient city of Danvar. Instead, they resurrected a power perfect for the tyrant that put them there. He plans to use this self replicating technology to rebuild America and give life eternal to those loyal to his empire.

In Scavenger: A.I., Rush, Star and their crew of survivors see an opportunity to use this power to defend their new territory and rewrite the course of their lives and country in a way that would make their children proud. However, as they discover the oddities of this power, it may be too late to reverse the evolution they’ve seen within. And some aren’t interested even if they could. Even if what they’re becoming is too much like the tyrants they’re fighting.

As the nanotech and infusion of the power source they’ve uncovered changes Rush and Star, they are tempted with the chance of bringing their deceased newborn back to life. Will this child be the one they knew, and if not, how far into dangerous territory will they go to force what shouldn’t be?

Inspired by the world of Sand by Hugh Howey and written with his permission. This stand alone series takes the action of Mad Max: Fury Road and injects it into a hostile environment catered to fans of Alien.

u/CplCrud · 1 pointr/katawashoujo

My Bad: - UK Link - AU Link - JP Link - CA Link

There are other links as well if you need them.

It looks like support is almost starting to pick up, and the reviews are starting to come in. 5 stars for the first review. Please keep them coming!

Also happy to use this thread as an AMA for Zemlya or for KS if that helps.

u/AlexisKeane · 2 pointsr/litrpg

-flops in- (All eBooks btw - ones to look out for in bold)

AJ Wiseman 2018/11/1 Breaking Bard: Serenade (Chronicles of Rithmarck Book 1)


C. Wintertide 2018/11/1 Neverfall: Mark of the Hero (A Gamelit Lit RPG Series)


demi 2018/11/1 World Of Legends Online: Volume 1


Kimiko Petaway 2018/11/1 How To Tame Your Dragon Volume III: A LitRPG Harem Adventure


L.E. Carter 2018/11/1 Sorcerer's Quest: A LitRPG Adventure


Cobyboy and Tithi Luadthong 2018/11/2 The FPS Deity: A Fantasy LitRPG Series- First Contact (Book 1)


Dakota Krout 2018/11/2 Dungeon Desolation (The Divine Dungeon Book 4)


Riley Morrison 2018/11/2 Visaria Online: Odyssey: A litRPG Fantasy Adventure Book 3


Java Springs 2018/11/3 Gacha System- Dungeon Core Spawner: Chronicles of a Transmigrated Summoner (Gachapon System Book 1)


M. A. Carlson 2018/11/3 World Tree Online: The Duchess of Hammers: 2nd Dive Begins


A. J. Chaudhury 2018/11/4 The Goat King's Wives Online


A.P. Gore and Patricia Jones 2018/11/4 Cursemancer: BlackFlame Online Book 1 (LitRpg Adventure)


Anna Eluvae 2018/11/4 Claiming His Legacy: Part I




Matthew Powell 2018/11/4 The Three Recruits: The Ascendant Book 1


Nick Cole 2018/11/4 Pop Kult Warlord (Soda Pop Soldier Book 2)


Robert Bevan and Joan Reginaldo 2018/11/4 6d6 (Caverns and Creatures)


Stuart Grosse 2018/11/4 Lewd Dungeon: Book 9 - Falling to Darkness


Natalie Hunter 2018/11/6 The Queen's Revenge (Magic & Melodrama Book 2)


Stuart Grosse 2018/11/7 Rules-Free VRMMO Life: Omnibus IV (Volumes 13-16) (VRMMO Life Omnibus Book 4)


Valery Starsky and Valeria Kornosenko 2018/11/7 Transformation LitRPG


Jan Stryvant 2018/11/8 Red Skies (The Valens Legacy Book 11)


Stuart Grosse 2018/11/8 Into the Black: Book XVI: Moving Forward


Stuart Grosse 2018/11/8 Into the Black: Omnibus IV: Books 13-16 (Into the Black Omnibus Book 4)


Stuart Grosse 2018/11/8 Rules-Free VRMMO Life: Volume XVII - Malcanthet


Derek Rhys 2018/11/9 HereAfter: Dragons Rising


K.T. Hanna 2018/11/9 Fragments (Somnia Online Book 3)


Rebecca Jensen 2018/11/9 The Excisionists: Book 1


William D. Arand 2018/11/9 Super Sales on Super Heroes Omnibus Edition: Rise and Fall (Books 1-3)


Harmon Cooper 2018/11/14 Apotheosis Boom (The Feedback Loop Book 8)


A. J. Galelyn 2018/11/15 For A Few Minutes More: A Book of Cerulea (Sam's Song 2)


Crissy Moss 2018/11/16 Steel Soul: Yevelia Book 1


Nick Ryder 2018/11/16 Hero's Dungeon 2: A Superhero Dungeon Core Novel


Avril Sabine and Storm Petersen 2018/11/18 Guardians Of The Round Table 3: Singed Feathers


William Dickey 2018/11/18 The Otherist: The Ice Lands (Book 2)


Vasily Mahanenko and Eugenia Dmitrieva 2018/11/19 A Song of Shadow (The Bard from Barliona Book #2) LitRPG series


Antony W.F. Chow 2018/11/20 CHRONICLES of a PC Gamer Stuck Inside an RPG: Book Two: Successor


D. L. Harrison 2018/11/20 Island Kingdoms' War: Evolution Online III (A LitRPG)


A.T. Gilbert 2018/11/22 Fate of Camlan: A LitRPG Adventure (Camlan Realm Book 4)


Dean Henegar 2018/11/23 Limitless Lands Book 2: Conquest (A LitRPG Adventure)


Nicholas Knight 2018/11/25 Kaiju for Dummies: A LitRPG Kaiju Thriller (Kaiju Wars Offline Book 2)


Terry W. Ervin II 2018/11/26 Guild: A LitRPG Novella (Monsters, Maces and Magic Book 3)


James Hunter and eden Hudson 2018/11/27 Civil War: A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon Book 2)


ilo man 2018/11/29 Goblin Goblin: XdCeX Online - Discretion Guaranteed (Wanton Witch Book 3)


Angel Ramon 2018/11/30 Angel’s Nightmare Adventure: Ultimate Nightmare Set (A GameLit Survivor Horror Series)


Edward Brody and Matias Trabold 2018/11/30 Eden's Gate: The Omen: A LitRPG Adventure


u/Archaeopto · 2 pointsr/selfpublish

The Man He Used to Be

My cyberpunk thriller set in Las Vegas. Just released today for $2.99 on Amazon. Description below. I'd love any feedback you have:

In the not-too-distant future, Las Vegas crumbles under the weight of its own elite. Corporations vie for control of the strip as wealth disparity runs rampant, forcing the less fortunate into the slums and sewers beneath the city. Raj is one such sewer dweller, but his fate is about to change. The success of the Nebula Corporation's most revolutionary -- and illegal -- new product hinges on the only thing of value Raj has ever owned: his brain.

Filled with political intrigue, strained relationships, and a city brimming with danger, The Man He Used to Be follows Raj as he fights a battle of attrition to preserve his identity and protect the poor souls that society has left behind.

Check it out

This is my first cyberpunk novel. I love the genre and had a great time writing this and "researching" the greats like William Gibson, Phillip K. Dick, and Neal Stephenson (read Diamond Age if you haven't!).

u/Thanael123 · 5 pointsr/Shadowrun

The 2e Aztlan sourcebook is the definitive source.

There was a Shadows of Latin America sourcebook planned for 3e but it fell through. There’s an unofficial version of it available though which is quite polished. Its linked from this wiki entry

Also for some inspiration/flavor read High Aztec by Ernest Hogan an old novel that might have inspired the original writers.

u/Boris_Ignatievich · 2 pointsr/printSF

late to the party but google gave me an answer for Othello in space as a search term

Is it good? who knows. the reviews on amazon seem to like it, but there aren't exactly millions

u/uomo91 · 24 pointsr/katawashoujo

Suriko and Aura seemed to be around in the KS IRC pretty regularly, /u/cplcrud also hangs out there in addition to posting on this sub.

cplcrud still writes and recently published this.

Raemz AKA Weee does art for lots of things, including this VN pretty recently. She has a patreon.

Last I heard Suriko is writing for two VN projects as well.

TheHivemind does a podcast as well as a serial fiction

u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/jp_carver · 6 pointsr/nosleep

Hello, I'm J.P. Carver you probably don't know my name and if you search for it on Amazon you get HP Chargers instead... but I've written stories such as 'I fell in love with my best friend', and 'We don't do Halloween'.

I've got a novel out [here] ( - quick and dirty description: Supernatural meets Silent Hill. I also write cyberpunk and my novella is [here] ( No quick and dirty, just lots of cool tech.

I also appeared in this anthology with lots of other cooler nosleep authors, so I got that going for me.

Website [here] (

u/RetroPhaseShift · 1 pointr/writing

I seem to be a little late to the game, but since my book's still new, I'll toss it out there anyway.

It's called The Arcology. Here's my summary:
> In the oppressive city of Kindred, circa 2052, Lance Canela tries a little too hard to fulfill the classic image of a private detective. Living in the shadow of the enormous Arcology and barely scraping by, he's happy to sit in his office all day, reliving the adventures of his hardboiled heroes from a century past. But when Fiona, the femme fatale he's always waited for, knocks on his door, Lance gets a taste of life-or-death reality as he faces off against ruthless goons for the first time.

>Shaken by the experience, Lance lays low until a new case thrusts him into the world of the super-rich high atop the Arcology, and that of the impoverished masses living at its base. In search of a missing girl with only the name “Ascended Employment” to go on, Lance must reconnect with Fiona and navigate the world of the wealthy to find her. Fiona, however, has problems of her own, and her past is more intertwined with Ascended than anyone could predict.

It is indeed on Amazon!

u/aDragonOr2 · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

If you are okay with litRPGs, Awaken Online is pretty good. It fits the necromancer aspect fairly well.

u/AceSkittle · 1 pointr/WritingPrompts

If you like this idea, there is a great book called 'The Game' somewhere out there with a slightly similar construct.

Edit: The Game by Terry Schott

u/Daigotsu · 5 pointsr/litrpg

The Crafting of Chess kind of fits from what I remember. There are plots about past situations, game company things, but most of what he MC does meets that description.

Spinward an artifical dreamstate novel also works. It takes place almost entirely in the game.

Also look at: You need a bigger sword, Battle Spire, Codename Freedom, Stonehaven league.

u/eldar666 · 2 pointsr/LightNovels

Awaken Online. I have read it and really loved it.

u/iamrobtrev · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

The book The Game is a perfect example of this.


u/iguy2345 · 2 pointsr/atheism

There is a book series called "The Game Is Life" that follows this pretext.

The first few books do a good job of explaining the universe and concept while latter books delve more into characterization and expanding on smaller concepts.

u/leimynan · 1 pointr/Futurology

Yes, there is a science-fiction book about this. It's called "The Game" by Terry Schott.

u/TaylorKoleDOTcom · -2 pointsr/Screenwriting

How about Dino porn? Or a novel being optioned for a VR film after being out one week

u/Mad_Maddin · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Read the Book: [The Game is life] (

They explain it relatively well. It is quite interesting, especially how the main character wrote in his last playthrough a book about them living only in a simulation but only made a few copies. And in his next playthrough he finds that book and found upon it a religion that believes they are living inside of a game.

u/zhujik · 1 pointr/katawashoujo

Also here is the link to the german Amazon product page: link

u/Cinemaslap1 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Have you read "The Game is Life"? If you've dreamed of that, you might find this interesting.