Welcome to the DeathZone—the deadliest game you can play on the net.
The year is 2150 AD and NamJu Abernay lives for only one thing: escaping the slums of Cell Town to play DeathZone, a virtual reality game that pits players head-to-head in a game of life and death. The pain levels are set so high that players leave the arena bruised and bleeding. NamJu's team, BlackPlanet, is doing well. Really well. But if he wants to keep playing or, more importantly, keep eating, he has to find a job. Sadly, the only ones available are boring and underpaid, so when a friend offers him a chance to win everything his heart desires, he jumps at it.
Before he knows it, he's catapulted into a game that takes danger and reality to a whole new level with three challenges and a superior being from another planet... an offworlder.
'An unflinching portrayal of young gamers in the dark and violent virtual world of the future.'
- Jackie Hatton, author of Flesh & Wires
‘Offworlder has a well-structured plot, clear characters and a strong setting.’
- FantasyWereld (NL)
‘The big difference with Ready Player One is that NamJu spends a lot more time in the real world, making The Boy from Cell Town more accessible for non-gamers.’
- Hebban (NL)
‘The world is well described so you can visualize it easily. I found it a very fast read with a good writing style.’
- Ilovehorrorfantasyandthrillers (NL)
‘I am Homeless’ (EN)
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