By Damien Broderick
August Seebeck is a 20-something pupil from an international now not fairly almost like ours. In GODPLAYERS, August tumbled right into a significantly better universe, and realized that he wasn't, finally, an orphaned in basic terms baby. He and his turbulent siblings, and the breathtaking Lune and others nonetheless stranger, are avid gamers within the Contest of Worlds. they're mysteriously remodeled people whose historic job is enigmatic conflict with the dread, passionate K-Machines. Now main issue deepens.
Empowered with a powerful killing gadget of his personal, an eerie reward from legend, August reveals himself flung from global to global in a brutal and baffling online game, with whole universes at stake and intensely little proposal of the principles. purely issues are transparent: his cherished Lune isn't really who she turns out, and August's pivotal position is not any probability twist of fate. during this cosmos, survival of the gods themselves will depend on human victory over the K-Machines.
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You know, Lune had said something along those lines. And I hadn't understood her. Who would? It was insane. More symmetrical that way, she'd said. Revise the Seebeck family rhyme, not to mention... what, the seasons? Or had she said the calendar? And something more, something scary as shit, my unconscious told me, scuttling away from it, eyes closed. Six doughty women—but I only had five sisters. I slammed the door shut on that before it got a foot in. All this in a long moment, with the clerk tapping her toe impatiently.
And at last, explorers laden with equipment treading into the frozen methane of the moon Titan. Saturn and his tilted rings glow like gold in the green sky, three quarters of a million miles away. He closes the book, closes his eyes, draws in a deep, cold, winter breath. That's where he is going. How many more years before he can grow up and become a spaceman, before we'll have these great ships? Ten? Twenty? What if he must wait until the year 2000? Impossible! Almost half a century off in the future.
Not exactly," the Player woman said. "That was the work of your young friend's sister, Superiore Septima. A very long time ago, far before your time, child. " Septima? Did that ferocious old warrior Septimus, guardian of the hellmouth or Gehenna or what vile plenum of pain and horror it was, have a twin sister? Yet another member of my monstrous, profligate family? A month ago I had supposed that I was an only child, an orphan, yet already I'd collected more than a double handful of siblings, not to mention two recovered parents, now vanished again.
K-Machines (Players in the Contest of Worlds, Book 2) by Damien Broderick