Full series completely revised and updated on February 7, 2013
Five hackers. One game. Ten thousand Infected Undead.
Breaking in was easy. Getting out is a killer.
In the center of Long Island's forbidden wasteland, overseen by a powerful corporation known as Arc Properties, is GAMELAND, a massive virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged act out their brutal fantasies. Using cybernetic links and holographic setups, Operators pit their Undead Players against each other in a high stakes game of violence, money and power, while the poor can only watch the horrifying and powerfully addictive contests on State-controlled media streams.
Or they can volunteer to become Players themselves. Highly illegal, of course, but the promise of fame and money can be a powerful lure. But these aren't the only reasons for breaking the law. Sometimes, it's as simple as revenge.
EPISODE 3: Deadman's Switch
Unable to escape from Long Island because of the failsafe device implanted inside their brains, the group digs in until they can devise a way to neutralize it. Jessie is anointed as their leader despite Jake's claims that she is unfit. A final desperate attempt is made to leave, setting into motion a sequence of events that will result in one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives.
Approximately 52,000 words
Not recommended for readers under the age of 16
"Love this series."
-- Christine Hemmi (from GAMELAND Omnibus)
"The ultimate in undead fiction!"
-- cerulean socks (from GAMELAND Omnibus)
From the Back Cover
It's the near future and every New Merican citizen is required to provide the government with three years of Life Service Commitment. The LSC is usually fulfilled in the military or civil service. Sometimes it's in entertainment.
In all cases, the LSC begins after death.
Now there are others who want a piece of the Undead pie--private citizens, giant corporations, even other nations--and they won't stop until they get what they want. Caught in the middle are a half dozen young game hackers and code jackers. Believing they're secretly breaking into Long Island, the world's largest Forbidden Zone and abandoned zombie wasteland, for no better reason than to say they can, they quickly find themselves immersed in a struggle where the Undead are currency and those who control them wield all the power.
About Saul Tanpepper
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Published June 29, 2012
by Brinestone Press.
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.