Thousand Tales: Extra Lives
In the 2030s, the virtual reality game "Thousand Tales" is becoming a home for AIs and digitized human minds. The virtual world's people strive to build a happy new society of magic, transformation and adventure, while staying relevant to a real world that still needs them.
These short stories are fit for newcomers to the series or for fans. Part of the emerging "GameLit" or "LitRPG" genre. More
The game "Thousand Tales" offers exciting new features: the first true artificial intelligence, and the chance to have your brain uploaded into its virtual world. Uploading offers ultimate luxury for the rich, survival for the dying, a haven for criminals, and for all of them, a chance to start over. As the price drops, the game's world grows, but so do the threats against it.
The digital world has magic, transformation, and immortality for its growing new community, but its AI and ex-human people need something more to be happy. Finding it will take them to strange places: a forgotten battlefield, a colony on the ocean's surface, the Free State of Texas, the slums of India, and worlds that don't even exist. Can this game become a new source of freedom for the people both inside and outside it?
This book contains seven new stories in the setting of "Thousand Tales", fit for newcomers to the series and for fans alike. Part of the emerging "GameLit" or "LitRPG" genre.