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This Is Not a Game - Walter Jon Williams
This Is Not a Game
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Once upon a time, there were four of them. And though each was good at a number of things, all of them were very good at games...Dagmar is a game designer trapped in Jakarta in the middle of a revolution. The city is tearing itself apart around her and she needs to get out. Her boss Charlie has... show more
Once upon a time, there were four of them. And though each was good at a number of things, all of them were very good at games...Dagmar is a game designer trapped in Jakarta in the middle of a revolution. The city is tearing itself apart around her and she needs to get out. Her boss Charlie has his own problems -- 4.3 billion of them, to be precise, hidden in an off-shore account. Austin is the businessman -- the VC. He's the one with the plan and the one to keep the geeks in line. BJ was there from the start, but while Charlie's star rose, BJ sank into the depths of customer service. He pads his hours at the call-center slaying on-line orcs, stealing your loot, and selling it on the internet.But when one of them is gunned down in a parking lot, the survivors become players in a very different kind of game. Caught between the dangerous worlds of the Russian Mafia and international finance, Dagmar must draw on all her resources -- not least millions of online gamers-- to track down the killer. In this near-future thriller, Walter Jon Williams weaves a pulse-pounding tale of intrigue, murder, and games where you don't get an extra life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316003155 (0316003158)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
Series: Dagmar (#1)
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TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
3.0 This Is Not a Game: A Novel
Another fine read from Walter Jon Williams, who is already mining this same vein in his newest book ([b:Deep State|8203603|Deep State (Dagmar, #2)|Walter Jon Williams|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nocover-60x80.jpg|13050632])[b:This Is Not a Game|3535568|This Is Not a Game (Dagmar, #1)|Walter Jon ...
Brick
Brick rated it
A very entertaining book, with a protagonist who is resourceful and adaptable, and at the outset overly focused and committed to her job assignment, and totally not looking out for herself. The multiplayer alternate reality game premise allows her and her team to enlist the support of the very larg...
Pingwing's Bookshelf
Pingwing's Bookshelf rated it
3.0
I think I was drawn to this book because I loved Ready Player One, and when I read this book’s premise, I was reminded of Ready Player One. From the Kobo store: Once upon a time, there were four of them. And though each was good at a number of things, all of them were very good at games…Dagmar is a ...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it
I really enjoyed this book!Dagmar is the producer of Alternate Reality Games that span months in time and touch nearly every continent in the world. She's high off the successful conclusion of her latest project when she lands in India. Unfortunately, she lands just before the currency goes into f...
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4.0 This Is Not A Game
This was great! Real world, bots, net gaming, social networking, murder, Russian mafya, national economies attacked, this book ties them all together. It started off kind of slow and odd, with the main character in a 3rd world country that was collapsing. But once she got back to LA, the main stor...
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