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Self Made (Andersson Dexter #1)

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Ever wish things were different?

Ivy Velasquez did, so she became someone else. In the 3D virtual world Marionette City, you can be anything you want - but everyone still knows who you are. Driven by her desire for a new life, Ivy takes her future in her hands when she makes another identity for herself. A brilliant designer, Ivy works for one of the huge multi-national fi
Published (first published 2010)
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Simon Petrie
'Self Made' is the first of Wehm's 'Andersson Dexter' SF detective novels. It's a well-constructed and engaging story that reads like an equal-opportunity, cyberpunkish version of Asimov's 'The Caves of Steel' ... if that sounds like it might be your sort of thing, I can definitely recommend it. Wehm offers an intelligently-conceived crime, an intriguing investigation and some very plausible (though not intrusive) social commentary, served up in a writing style which, in its lack of ornamentatio ...more
The short novel, Self-Made is an engaging sci-fi tech novel best described as cyber-punk noir.

Self-Made by M. Darusha Wehm is worth reading. The opening was a bit flat, but the shaky prose doesn’t last and the book picks up steam quickly, building an intriguing world of online interaction, avatars and virtual murder. The plotline revolves around the “murder” of Reuben Cobalt, a virtual avatar. Andersson Dexter is hired to investigate the crime, leading him into the online world of avatar program
Lynnette Phillips
In Indie author/publisher M. Darusha Wehm’s second novel, released in January of 2010, we are introduced to a future world. One where day-to-day life as we now know it doesn’t exist and social activity takes place on the multitude of ‘nets’ and ‘boards’ designed by computer programmers.

Darusha Wehm has cleverly developed complex characters to populate this multifaceted world that is complete with diverse neighborhoods to explore. The first ‘murder’ in this world has occurred and Ivy Velasquez ha
L.J. Bale
Self Made is set in an all too realistic future where most intereaction takes place in a virtual world. The sci-fi elements take second place to the characters who struggle with their own diffulties to connect to the world and others around them. I found this to be a really meditative read as not too heavy or dark, and am greatly looking forward to reading the next installments.
A standard dystopian cyberpunk story, but lacking the action of William Gibson or Bruce Sterling. (Has all the flaws of cyberpunk, though, such as the difficulty of making anything high-stakes in a virtual world where nobody can actually be harmed.) The protagonist lives a depressing grey life, kind of like a noir detective without the excitement.
I've been listening to the audio version. There's been no progress on solving the mystery for a long time now, and when Podiobooks changed their site
Slightly clunky writing but enjoyed the premise.
The birth of Dexter. This is the story of Dex, and his real virtual job of solving crimes in a virtual world. Darusha extends her future view world from Beautiful Red by adding a charachter I can root for in books to come.
Simon C
Thoughtful and insightful but a bit low on the jeopardy and mystery. Perhaps a bit too laid back for its own good and a rather well trodden subject area for such a novel. Rather neat if slightly stretched ending.
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M. Darusha Wehm is a three-time Parsec Award finalist and author of the SF novels Beautiful Red, Self Made, Act of Will and The Beauty of Our Weapons. Without the "M", she writes mystery, mainstream and poetry and is the founder and editor of Plan B Magazine which focusses on short mystery and crime fiction.

Her short fiction has appeared in numerous venues, including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight M
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