His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer - just as first love casts his life in a new light. In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer-based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.
My review is based on a copy provided free from the author but is strictly my own opinion. In the year 2060, Raymond is a misfit who is sent to live in boys home. He hates his life and is taunted by the other boys. His one piece of solace is going into a virtual reality chamber that he has designed for himself. As it is the only place he is happy, he dreams of the day when he can "upload" his mind into a "perfect" world that he has created himself. Raymond … more