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(Virtual Wars #1)

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The Virtual Wars system has eliminated war as we know it. If things are unable to be resolved diplomatically then the armies of New Pangea fight it out in a virtual reality simulation. The winner gets the spoils, but no one dies... usually.

Virtual Wars: Initialization follows a teenager named Miri. His only ambition is to play for his academy's Virtual Wars team. Along th
Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Ninja Theory 22 Publications
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Faith Jones
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a young adult adventure in which a competitive and athletic group of college students train for a computer generated combat game that takes the public’s minds off asking difficult questions about oppressive rule in their dystopian society. It should appeal directly to followers of the Hunger Games just as much as to anyone who got a lot out of Orwell’s 1984, in which fake wars (instead of war games) were presented as a diversionary control tactic. It’s also a bit of a blast, with overton ...more
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The best stories are those that make you think about possibilities. "Initialization" transforms the reader into the not so distant and eerily believable future. In this future wars are fought in virtual reality, the public is fed false information, and dependence on technology affects daily life.

The main character, Miri, is a teenage boy who lives in this future reality. In today's world, an athletic guy might want to try out for a top rank college football team. In this future world, this same
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed every moment of reading this book! I love how Brian characterized everyone in the beginning without dragging it out too long. He gave you just enough to give you a good visual of the characters and understand their personalities and what they were about. I loved the concept of the virtual wars as well. With all of the virtual reality games out now, I really felt like I was stepping into one reading this book. I've walked through VR maps before so taking those images into a concep ...more
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