Epic by Conor Kostick

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Welcome to a society governed through computer games! On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee’s tyranny. But if they lose . . .


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About Conor Kostick

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Conor Kostick lives in Dublin, Ireland.
 
Published May 15, 2008 by Firebird. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kostick offers an engaging examination of an agrarian society whose economy and legal system operate inside a planet-wide computer game.

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Publishers Weekly

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Irish author Kostick's powerful debut imagines an agrarian world where violence is illegal, except within a massive computer game that provides the economic and governmental structure for society.

May 21 2007 | Read Full Review of Epic

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Conor Kostick was a designer for the world's first live fantasy role-playing game, based in Peckforton Castle, Cheshire.

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