Young adult sci-fi fantasy. The future. It’s all about friendship, love … and dangerous video games.
This novel is set in 2050 – three teenagers encounter a deadly new v’game (virtual reality game) called ‘EleMental’. The v’game was originally designed to control rebellious asteroid miners.
The EleMental v’game is highly addictive and can mash reality and virtual reality: One moment, you could be sitting at your desk, the next, you’re battling something half-dinosaur, half-tank.
Launched at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival by the Australian of the Year, 2010. This is the kindle ebook edition of the previously trade-published paperback EleMental. Winner of the Young Adult Fiction for manuscript development at Varuna Writers’ House (Australia’s only national writers’ center). BookList review:’… the author does an excellent job of creating Virtualitee, and by the end readers might feel as if they have had a lucky escape from its clutches, too.’
BookList, May 2012.
‘… a fantastic and exciting debut novel by Steven O’Connor … entertaining mix of futuristic sci-fi, horror, action and angst … this reads like Philip K Dick for teenagers. With the narrative sneakily shifting between the real and virtual worlds, O’Connor explores some fairly complex and sophisticated issues in a thrilling and accessible way.’Bookseller+Publisher, June 2010. What Amazon reviewers are saying:4.0 out of 5 stars. ‘I don’t normally have anything to do with gaming in any form but this story was very clever.’ (Margaret Rose Blake)5.0 out of 5 stars. ‘I bought EleMental for my 11-year-old son and he loved it. Intrigued, I read it myself. Highly recommended.’ (Euan Mitchell)4.0 out of 5 stars ‘Elemental is a very well written book with fierce action and nail-biting sequences.’ (Chris Amarant)
If you enjoy fast-paced action, strong characters, and a fun writing style, then EleMental: A First-person Shooter is for you! Download a sample or buy the book today.