The God Game

The God Game

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'Tobey brilliantly captures the immersive, claustrophobic atmosphere of the malign game and its addictive allure . . . Slick, pared-down prose and short chapters propel the reader towards a disturbing climax' Guardian

'Smart, propulsive and gripping' Harlan Coben, #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author


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Charlie and his friends have entered the God Game.

Tasks are delivered through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses. When they accomplish a mission, the game rewards them. Charlie's money problems could be over. Vanhi can erase the one bad grade on her college application. It's all harmless fun at first.

Then the threatening messages start.

Worship me. Obey me.

Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them.
Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win?

As Charlie looks for a way out, he finds God is always watching. Only He will say when the game is done.

And if you die in the game, you die for real.

'Terrifying' Daily Mail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 40mm | 540g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473224489
  • 9781473224483
  • 56,175

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Tobey brilliantly captures the immersive, claustrophobic atmosphere of the malign game and its addictive allure for a collection of flawed and needy characters * Guardian * Apt and modern * SciFiNow * Fans of AI run amok should relish this one. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Great characters, a novel concept, and scary set pieces. * KIRKUS * With a pace that is fast but not too fast . . . and a story that keeps the reader in a constant state of suspense, the book is sure to appeal to SF readers, gamers, and anyone who enjoys a well-plotted, well-told thriller * Booklist * Tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense and a plot that will make you wonder if all this stuff is real. Danny Tobey absolutely kicks butt and takes names in this gem of a thriller * Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author * Like an episode of Black Mirror written by Stephen King. It reminded me in parts of Stand By Me meets Ready Player One - a wildly original thriller with heart * John Marrs * Smart, propulsive and gripping, The God Game is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could - and probably already is - happening in the world of artificial intelligence * Harlan Coben, #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author * A gripping page-turner * Elif Batuman, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Idiot * A dark, edgy thriller * Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers *
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About Danny Tobey

Danny Tobey is a graduate of the Fort Worth public schools. He is the author of thriller THE FACULTY CLUB and was anthologized in 2017's THE BEST OF THE HARVARD LAMPOON: 140 YEARS OF AMERICAN HUMOUR. Danny serves on numerous non-profit boards, including the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science, and the SPCA of Texas. He's been a successful software entrepreneur and founded a legal education software company in his law school dorm room. Using his legal, software, and medical backgrounds, he's spoken on A.I. at companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100. His passions are writing, guitar, and opera. He lives in Dallas with his family.
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