Beta Commando is a novella about ultraviolence and friendship. It's an homage to classic computer games, 80s action films, and nerds. More
It's 1999. James and his friends are your typical MIT students. They just want to drink a few beers, maybe talk to some girls, and play their favourite old-school shooter on clunky home-made augmented reality goggles. They didn't mean to mess with ancient magic. They didn't mean to summon a mute, muscle-bound space marine with Schwarzenegger’s tact and Stallone's fashion sense. But they did. Now men in black suits with names like John and John are asking questions, and they're not asking nice. It'll take everything James and his friends have to stay alive. Four kids and a fictional character versus the shadiest parts of the military industrial complex. This Ain't Literature.