Aaron is not impressed with Treasure Hunter, his new video game. The thing has no graphics and it involves reading! Mom calls it a Text Adventure and says they were all the rage a million years ago.
When Aaron’s recently deceased grandfather starts communicating to him through Treasure Hunter, the game sends Aaron on a real life quest to save his family.
Lacerant Plainer’s new short story is set in the near future, and with its fast-paced action, dystopian world and warring humans and aliens it ticks all the boxes for a near-perfect first contact tale.