by B. R. Collins
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781408806487
Date: 04 July 2011 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Cambridge graduate, alumni of the London School of Dramatic Art, prize-winning poet, acclaimed playwright and acclaimed (and again, prize-winning) author of YA novels, one must wonder if there's anything Bridget Collins can't make a success of! This protean talent, writing as B.R. Collins now has a new novel published in paperback original by Bloomsbury - Gamerunner is a dystopian tale described as "a sharp, futuristic thriller with a psychological edge".
"Rick is a Gamerunner. His job is to test there are no glitches or bugs in The Maze - the computer game that is much more than just a computer game. In The Maze you physically become your avatar. You fight, run and loot, all the time avoiding the deadly slicing traps - whirling blades that appear from nowhere. Rick has known nothing outside The Maze and his life at the headquarters of Crater, the company that created The Maze. When Rick's father falls out of favour and Rick is faced with being thrown out of Crater HQ into the outside world - a world of flesh-dissolving acid rain and ferocious, feral roving gangs - Rick has some life-changing decisions to make ..."