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Deep Dive

Ron Walters



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Angry Robot
29 March 2022
When your reality shatters, what will you do to put it back together again?

Still reeling from the failure of his last project, videogame developer Peter Banuk is working hard to ensure his next game doesn't meet the same fate. He desperately needs a win, not only to save his struggling company, but to justify the time he's spent away from his wife and daughters.

So when Peter's tech-genius partner offers him the chance to beta-test a new state-of-the-art virtual reality headset, he jumps at it. But something goes wrong during the trial, and Peter wakes to find himself trapped in an eerily familiar world where his children no longer exist.

As the lines between the real and virtual worlds begin to blur, Peter is forced to reckon with what truly matters to him. But can he escape his virtual prison before he loses his family forever?

File Under- Science Fiction Game Grumps | Whole New Virtual World | Headset Havoc | Lost and Found
Imprint:   Angry Robot
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9780857669261
ISBN 10:   0857669265
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ron Walters is a former journalist, college registrar, and stay-at-home dad who writes science fiction and fantasy for all ages. A native of Savannah, GA, he currently lives in Germany with his wife, two daughters, and two rescue dogs. When he's not writing he works as a substitute high school teacher, plays video games, and does his best to ignore the judgmental looks his dogs give him for not walking them more often.

Reviews for Deep Dive

If extremely fast-paced, sci-fi tech thrillers are your thing, then Ron Walter's debut, Deep Dive, is a must get. It's Blake Crouch's Dark Matter, filled with Tal Klein's The Punch Escrow, rolled up and lightly dusted with Mythic Quest. This was a tightly crafted, super fun, and original take on the virtual reality rabbit hole, and I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. - Chris Panatier, author of The Phlebotomist Deep Dive, a fast-paced story about a man who tries out a virtual reality headset and emerges to find his actual reality-and what matters most-has melted away, will keep you turning pages until late into the night. Ron Walters is an author to watch! - Kristin Wright, author of The Darkest Flower Walters finds gold in the VR trope in this techno thriller about a man who wants to be a better Dad but is no longer sure if his children ever existed. The story is quiet and loud, slow and fast, in all the right places. - R.W.W. Greene, author of Twenty-five to Life and The Light Years A neat little slice of military-industrial paranoia that messes with reality - both virtual and actual - to good purpose. Liked it a lot. - Dave Hutchinson, author of the Fractured Europe sequence and The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man

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