Christopher Brookmyre

Language: English

Publisher: Orbit

Published: Feb 7, 2013

Words: 121648
Pages: 498


HEAVEN IS A PRISON. HELL IS A PLAYGROUND. Ross Baker is an overworked scientist developing medical technology for corporate giant Neurosphere, but he'd rather be playing computer games than dealing with his nightmare boss or slacker co-workers. He volunteers as a test candidate for the new tech - anything to get out of the office for a few hours. But when he emerges from the scanner he discovers he's not only escaped the office, but possibly escaped real life for good. He's trapped in *Starfire* - a video game he played as a child - with no explanation, no backup and, most terrifyingly, no way out. ** ### Review Warm, funny, excellently violent and highly recommended. Game on SCIFI NOW Brain-tickling ... It is a genuinely engrossing, amusing and intelligent novel. GUARDIAN Riddled with sci-fi in-jokes, humorous bathos and top-notch creative profanity ... BEDLAM - both a jovial satire and a geeky celebration of gamer culture - is enthralling fun FINANCIAL TIMES Back to his visceral, vicious, jaw-dropping, jobby-on-the-mantlepiece best SCOTTISH DAILY EXPRESS Full of explosive action - but there are hilarious jokes and proper thoughtful sci-fi too. A gem THE SUN A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller Iain M. Banks Funny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swearwords Ed Byrne Brookmyre hits another high score with this brilliant, fast-paced nightmare Charles Stross ### About the Author Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.