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Brandon Dauphin can only relieve his pain by indulging in computer-simulated fantasies, until a virus takes control of the simulation.

Brandon Dauphin feels like a dying ember. He’s jobless and feels worthless, and falling in love has only made his problem worse. In an authoritarian and overstimulated 22nd-century America, all he can do to relieve his pain is indulge in the computer-simulated fantasies of a network called Dynamic Reality, until a virus takes control of the simulation. Unable to return to the real world, Brandon finds that the virus shares his questions about existence, and that she will stop at nothing for her answers.

To describe the story any further does you, the reader, a disservice. I firmly believe that this story has the ability to reach each reader in a different and moving way. Whether you’re reading it for the first time or the fifth.

The classification of this book [as] Christian science fiction, does not do justice to the many layers that exist within its pages. Don’t let the classification dictate your interest… I promise you, you will not be disappointed.

– Ryanne Batey (from Amazon.com)

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D. M. Dutcher
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I read this. This is the kind of book where some people will connect to it right away, and others probably won’t like much at all. It reminded me of the anime Serial Experiments Lain, and it’s really well done for what it is. I loved it, and it’s good, transcendent Christian cyberpunk. 

There’s something about that genre that has spawned a lot of excellent novels.