Gamechanger

by Beckett, L. X.,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Summary

Neuromancer meets Star Trek in Gamechanger , a fantastic new book from award-winning author L. X. Beckett.

First there was the Setback.

Then came the Clawback.

Now we thrive.

Rubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation. The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty-first century. Now she works as a public defender to help troubled individuals with anti-social behavior. That's how she met Luciano Pox.

Luce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer. But there's more to him than being a lightning rod for controversy. Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody, and why Luce is hell bent on stopping the recovery of the planet.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's the year 2101 and Earth is still recovering from the Setback, a time when wars, climate catastrophe, and worldwide epidemics nearly destroyed humanity. In Beckett's ambitious future vision, a grand extrapolation of today's online world where likes and views drive advertising dollars, there is no privacy and people are judged, rewarded, and penalized by their social capital. Cherub Whiting, known as Rubi, is a young lawyer and accomplished gamer who finds herself caught up in a global conspiracy when she represents an antisocial miscreant named Luciano Pox, whose origins and motivations become muddled and more fantastic as the plot unfolds. Using multiple points of view and intricate narration, Beckett's debut blends a dazzling array of eccentric characters along with fantastic iterations of artificial intelligence and social structure to create a thought-provoking and, at times, frightening peek into possibilities of the future. With elements of social science fiction and eco-fiction this thrilling tale will appeal to gamers, readers who immerse themselves in today's social media, and fans of Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003) or William Gibson's The Peripheral (2014).--Craig Clark Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As this exuberant, exciting near-future yarn keeps reinventing itself, the action gets wilder and the scope wider, until the future of humankind is at stake. Though the Clawback project is beginning to rejuvenate an ecologically ruined Earth, public responsibilities are still unsettled and fluid. Cherub "Rubi" Whiting, a popular star of elaborate multiplayer virtual reality games, is excited to become a lawyer, but her first client, Luciano Pox, turns out to be difficult--and dangerous. Besides being an anti-restoration terrorist, Luciano could be a renegade AI, the dread superhuman Singularity, or an advance scout for an invasion fleet from Proxima Centauri. Meanwhile, Rubi's father is on an obsessive hunt for the ancient oligarchs who survived Earth's devastation and are plotting to grab power again, and Gimlet Barnes, Rubi's rival and potential lover, is coping with her nine-year-old daughter going on a mission for the Department of Preadolescent Affairs. Each new chapter adds a different viewpoint and further information that upends reader expectations, stirring the plot in startling and wonderful ways. This delightful pinball machine of a book recalls the whiz-bang joy and gleeful innovation of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. Agent: Caitlin Blasdell, Liza Dawson Associates. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Future, The -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Game changer
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 572 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250165268
1250165261
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