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The exciting sequel to The Feedback Loop! Adjusting to the real world isn't exactly easy for Quantum Hughes. Instead of focusing on his recovery, he takes an assignment alongside Frances Euphoria to an online world called Steam in search of a Proxima Developer. True to his nature, Quantum acts out of turn, causing the entire world to turn against him.
This gives him two options: return to The Loop for help, or try and hold his own. There is also the problem of the Reapers, who have appeared in Steam ready to hunt him down, or worse, kill him. The real world, The Loop, and Steam - three places with their own rules, their own enemies.
©2015 Harmon Cooper (P)2017 Harmon Cooper
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By Maxxxxxy on 08-05-17

better than the first.

which ia hard to do with lit rpg. normally the MC power progression makes the story boring, but not here. the rules set in the game worlds really help keep that in check.

I'm off to the next one.

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By Norma Miles on 07-20-17

"Welcome to the real world, Quantum."

The world has changed whilst Quantum was locked into the Loop and then suspended in a coma after his return. Now there are android ("Do not address me as 'droid' again") police and Quantum, like everyone else, now has a life chip embedded in his head. And then there is the EyeNet, more convenient than WiFi. But he misses the Proxima World, the Loop and, especially, the lovely Dolly.
But it is time for the Dream Team to get back into business: first stop, the Proxima World, Steam.

Another really fun book from author Harmon Cooper, further building on the characters created in The Feedback Loop. It is fast in gaming action with plenty of humour and curious characters. Jeff Hays gives another superb performance, voicing the protagonists with their own special idiosyncrasies and pacing his reading to the text. His narration helps the whole world described to come alive.

Almost certainly more enjoyable if the first book has been read, Steampunk is Dead could be heard as a stand alone. But why deny yourself? For any character based science fiction fan, even if not a gamer, this is a terrific series and highly recommended.

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