Nineteen-year-old Ryuk Matsuzaki and his best friend Tamana decide to start over with new avatars. When Tamana is suddenly killed right in front of him in a Tokyo subway, Ryuk knows there is only one place he can search for answers –Tritania, the world’s most popular online fantasy world. Standing in his way are a mysterious guild known as the Shinigami, and his older brother, a Yakuza crime lord hell-bent on squashing his dreams.
As a lowly Ballistics Mage, Ryuk must quickly recruit guild members, level up, loot and shoot his way across Tritania to discover the dark and sinister secret behind Tamana’s untimely death. Joining him in his quest are a famous Swedish gamer, a powerful half-dragon half-human female assassin, and a devious ax-wielding goblin.
Quantum Hughes is the type of guy who doesn't back down from a fight.
Trapped in a virtual world with a limitless inventory list, Quantum lives his days on repeat, fighting the same killer NPCs and hashing out the same dark and gritty story lines again and again.
But everything isn’t fun and games for Quantum Hughes.
He receives a message from an actual human player, his first message from a real person in years, which sparks an epic adventure across multiple online fantasy worlds. Suddenly Quantum is being hunted by a murder guild known as the Reapers; suddenly he’s no longer the toughest guy on the block; suddenly, his real world body is no longer safe.
An android therapist battles his way through his mind and 2083 Los Angeles alongside a ladyboy android escort and a cast of colorful, misguided, and violent characters. With the Federal Corporate Government on his tail, and a private security firm known as MercSecure leading the chase, will he make it out of the country in time? Hallucinatory cyberpunk, meta sci-fi satire -- the future is futile.
Harmon Cooper has written over twenty books in a variety of genres. His short story collection, Dear NSA, continues to move copies and his dystopian sci-fi series, The Zero Patient Trilogy, has been an unforgettable ride for many readers. Boy versus Self, a novel about an Austin, Texas artist struggling with hallucinations, is semi-autobiographical (and only slightly "semi").