Ocular Rift

Ocular Rift

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BKlein By BrianKleinNYC Updated May 10, 2017

In Central, citizens are divided by version. Immersives, like Hana, rank highest among them, as long as her Birthseed stays online. 

Wired for speed, Hana's world of mixed reality grinds to a sudden, dangerous halt. It's no time for a breakdown, or worse yet, a crash. People have been downgraded for less. 

But she can't avoid the debilitating headaches and images of the city on the verge of collapse. Convinced there must be more to her digitally-enhanced life, Hana discovers the lies that have kept her safe and a conspiracy that threatens everyone she knows.

  • adultfiction
  • alternativefuture
  • altreality
  • augmentation
  • authoritarian
  • conspiracy
  • dystopian
  • futuristic
  • mixed-reality
  • newadult
  • political
  • rebellion
  • resistance
  • sci-fi
  • singularity
  • teen
  • transhumanism
  • virtualreality
  • youngadult
DavidScott042 DavidScott042 May 01, 2017
I really like how it starts - a strong and intriguing first paragraph which really makes me want to read on.
leighheasley leighheasley Jun 24, 2017
Interesting - I'm reminded of that MIT survey that came out recently, about self-driving cars...
Holly_Gonzalez Holly_Gonzalez May 12, 2017
Riveting and unique. I really like your writing style! A strong first chapter.
EricaChanWrites EricaChanWrites Jun 01, 2017
This is really interesting. The world you've created doesn't seem so far off, and what happens when the human body can't catch up is an intriguing question.
JimInfantino JimInfantino Jun 16, 2017
I love me a book that starts with a quote from  a future "text" - nice start! Dune-ish!
redtoadmedia redtoadmedia Jun 11, 2017
Good beginning. Tad Williams has a book called Otherworld with a similar premise. Your intro chapter has a good hook. :-)