Childplay: SF novel about life with virtual children, free this weekend in Kindle edition

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11 Responses to “Childplay: SF novel about life with virtual children, free this weekend in Kindle edition”

  1. skullivan says:

    I was about to comment on the silliness of putting up the second book in a series for free but, according to the description on Amazon, all the books begin at the same point and tell a different story, so they can be read in any order. 

    Also, having just finished the incredible Wool series, an endorsement from Hugh Howey goes a long way.

  2. Conan Librarian says:

    Virtual children? If the virtual Tamagotchi pets were any indication, I think its going to be a load of fun to say the least.

  3. For once, this offer also applies on Amazon UK.  Here’s the link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Childplay-Atopia-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B007Q3W1IS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345226137&sr=8-1

  4. Edward Becerra says:

    Trouble is, it’s a bloody Kindle. I either have to go out and buy one, or install MORE software on my already overloaded PC. This is BoingBoing! Come on, use a PDF or something else that isn’t device specific!

    • Bobsyeruncle says:

      Do you have an iPhone,  iPad, Android smart phone or tablet?  There are lots of device options if you don’t go for the dedicated e-reader.

    • stovedoor says:

      Amazon also lets you read all kindle books in the browser for those who dislike dedicated hardware or software.

  5. Ray C says:

    One downside to the whole (cliche alert) ebook/self-publishing revolution is that authors seem to think it’s OK to market short stories as “books”.  I wish they’d stop.

  6. StCredZero says:

    What would make it interesting: Virtual AI Super-Optimizer children of The Singularity.  “Now, Tommy, be a good boy and put the Russian doomsday machine back the way you found it! And no more nanotech mind control toys until you clean up your room!” 

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