Queen of Nowhere

(2 customer reviews)

Description

The stars are hers to claim! Pip just had her brain pulled out of frozen storage and uploaded to the most advanced game of the year 2040. There’s a virtual realm of starships and planets to explore, in a future that’s completely new to her. She needs to build a place for herself in the new cross-world society of Talespace. Time to upgrade her skills and gear, fly between planets, mine amid monsters, and fend off the occasional AI rebellion. And maybe look deeper into what’s really going on in this supposed virtual paradise…

In the near future, the latest technology has made it possible to live in a virtual world. “Uploaded” humans now work and play alongside AIs and ordinary people who see their home as a video game. For those who explore, there’s always more to do – including ways to help people in the real and digital realms alike.

Queen of Nowhere┬áis a novel in the LitRPG or GameLit genre, about a future frontier: exploration in a starry high-tech game world that’s reaching into the real one. It’s part of the Thousand Tales story setting, an upbeat world of people trying to grow, build, and be free; but no knowledge of it is needed. Dive in here!

2 reviews for Queen of Nowhere

  1. Phillip

    I received a free review copy.

    I enjoyed the book. If you like other books in the author’s Thousand Tales universe, you will enjoy this one as well.

    The Thousand Tales universe explores the idea of mind uploading. A virtual Utopian world running on servers is created that people can access via tablets, VR pods, or mind u
    uploading.

    The MC wakes up in the simulation in 2040, 20 years after dying and having her brain frozen via cryonics. This book doesn’t have a single all encompassing quest. Rather it is slice-of-life. This follows her first few weeks as she learns more about this virtual world, deals with hangups from her previous life, and finds purpose in virtual life. She enjoys the space realm, changes to a nonhuman race, fights space battles, mines minerals and upgrades her spaceship. The book is fun.

    It is intriguing to consider the various issues that would come up given uploading to a virtual world, like what if someone doesn’t want to be brought back, in what ways could they find purpose in life, what are some fun things they could do, and what part of life/virtual life is most important.

  2. David S

    Mildly entertaining story. I didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. It kept my interest, but definitely started to peter out near the end.

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