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A city of skyscrapers, built atop the drowned bones of old Miami. A prison of steel, filled with unbelievers. A dumping ground for strays, runaways, and malcontents.
Within these towering monoliths, Ashley Akachi is a young woman trying her best to cope with a brother who’s slipping away, a mother who’s already gone, and angry young men who want her put in her place. Ditchtown, however, is not the only world Ash inhabits.
Within Infinite Game, a virtual world requiring physical perfection, Ash is Ashura the Terrible, leader of the Sunjewel Warriors, loved, feared, and watched by millions across the globe. Haptic chambers, known as hapspheres, translate their every move in the real to the digital–and the Sunjewel Warriors’ feats are legendary.
However, Ash is about to stumble upon a deadly conspiracy that will set her worlds crashing together, and in the real, you only get to die once…
I’ll admit that I’m becoming more and more intrigued by this book every time I see some mention of it somewhere (maybe it’s also that cover dragging me in). So, onto the anticipated list it goes! Otaku comes out March 3rd, 2020 from Tor.
8 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Otaku by Chris Kluwe”
I can see why the cover is dragging you in! It’s really intriguing.
Yes! It’s really attention grabbing.
I was put off by the whole “the author is an ex football player” thing at first, but now I’m excited to read this. I know, that’s a terrible attitude to have!
Yeah, I know what you mean because that was a knee jerk reaction for me too but I quickly changed my mind because it looks so intriguing!
I have an ARC of this one and I’m really looking forward to checking it out – I’m all over sci-fi/fantasy with a gaming angle 😀
Yeah it definitely seems right up your alley. 🙂 Looking forward to your thoughts on it!
This sounds interesting – even a little bit along similar lines to ‘Ready Player One’ with the virtual game element.
Yeah. I’m looking forward to seeing some reviews of it.