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How We Won the Game

(Thousand Tales)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  6 reviews
An Empire of Fun

In 2036, two nations stand where the United States were once together. The "Free States" now rule Texas, Cuba, and a floating sea colony. Both Americas fear the other will ruin them. The real threat to their power, though, is a new Artificial Intelligence obsessed with games... and she might be just what we need.

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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published June 6th 2015
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Book Gannet
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

This clever, intriguing sci-fi tale is more of a collection of short stories with an overriding narrative than a single plot novel. It follows the development of the Thousand Tales world from a simple interactive game run by an AI (Ludo) designed purely to let humans have fun, right through the brain-uploading phase into a fully realised interactive world (Talespace), where people escape from our world into that and live out their greatest wishes and dreams. Not to mention the rivals
M.J. Sewall
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since the book contains AI and an avatar-based game, comparisons to Ready Player One are natural. However, this story is a whole different thing. Lots of fun, interesting and dark concepts are the strength of this story. I did feel thrown in at the beginning but recovered quickly and stayed on the journey. The character development could be stronger, and I did not connect to these characters in any form – human or Griffin. Morality was the core of this story, exploring lots of ideas. I was given ...more
Randall Medlin
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story was good, but a little to complex at times. It could have used a little more paring down. Overall, it was a very enjoyable and entertaining experience. I enjoyed the concepts it produced and the direction it went. I would like to read/listen to more in this world.

The narrator did an excellent job in bringing this to life. I doubt I would have enjoyed this in print as much as I did in audio.

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left t
Jennifer Linsky
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A solid possible-future tale. This was the first of these written, I believe, so it has a few more rough edges than Crafter's Passion, the one I'd previously read, but the same basic message -- that people of goodwill and imagination can make a better future for us than the dystopia all too many of us fear is coming.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: litrpg
Great story, although slightly convoluted.

Narration left a lot to be desired.
This is the hardest one for me to review,
I actually had to listen twice to this book to really really get it and fully understand what's going on because it feels like that the author worked really hard to make this book spacial which I believe was a mistake, he already had a great story in his head, it was not necessary to add to it, make it to complicated that even me who loves hard core science-fiction had problems understanding or following the story line that as I said I actually re listene
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