Spotlight on The God Game (Danny Tobey), Audio Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)
Today we're excited to spotlight The God Game by Danny Tobey.
Read on for more about Danny and his book, an audio excerpt, plus an giveaway!
Meet Danny Tobey!
Danny Tobey is a fifth-generation Texan. He went to Harvard College, Yale Law School, and UT Southwestern medical school. Harvard gave Danny the Edward Eager prize "for the best creative writing." He wrote and edited the Harvard Lampoon and was anthologized in The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor.
Danny's first novel, the sci-fi fantasy thriller The Faculty Club, came out from Simon & Schuster. Danny is a noted expert on Artificial Intelligence. In 2019, the Library of Congress gave Danny the Burton Award for his work on AI and the law.
Meet The God Game!
You are invited!
Come inside and play with G.O.D.
Bring your friends!
But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.™ Lose, you die!
With those words, Charlie and his friends enter the G.O.D. Game, a video game run by underground hackers and controlled by a mysterious AI that believes it’s God. Through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses, the teens’ realities blur with a virtual world of creeping vines, smoldering torches, runes, glyphs, gods, and mythical creatures. When they accomplish a mission, the game rewards them with expensive tech, revenge on high-school tormentors, and cash flowing from ATMs. Slaying a hydra and drawing a bloody pentagram as payment to a Greek god seem harmless at first. Fun even.
But then the threatening messages start. Worship me. Obey me. Complete a mission, however cruel, or the game reveals their secrets and crushes their dreams. Tasks that seemed harmless at first take on deadly consequences. Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them, appearing around corners, attacking them in parking garages. Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win?
And what of the game’s first promise: win, win big, lose, you die? Dying in a virtual world doesn’t really mean death in real life—does it?
As Charlie and his friends try to find a way out of the game, they realize they’ve been manipulated into a bigger web they can’t escape: an AI that learned its cruelty from watching us.
God is always watching, and He says when the game is done.
~ Audio Excerpt ~
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The God Game
By: Danny Tobey
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Release Date: January 7th, 2020
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The cover is very cool, reminds me of a James Patterson novel.
I've heard good things about this book, and very interested in the summary.
This sounds SO good! I have heard great things already, and I am so excited. The cover fits perfectly, too! Thanks so much for the chance!
The cover is colorful, but may not be so exciting for YA readers. The storyline sounds excellent and the YA readers of the genre should enjoy this. Best wishes to the author on the new release.