Playing the latest computer game, Johnny prepares to blow the alien fleet into the usual million pieces. But they surrender. They're not supposed to do that. They're supposed to die. After all, it's only a game - isn't it?
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As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message:We surrender.
They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons . . .
But it's only a game, isn't it.Isn't it?
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'An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability'Daily Telegraph
'Funny and thrilling'Daily Mail