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The Uploaded

(2017)
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Life sucks and then you die... a cyberpunk family drama from the ingenious author of Flex.

In the near future, the elderly have moved online and now live within the computer network. But that doesn't stop them interfering in the lives of the living, whose sole real purpose now is to maintain the vast servers which support digital Heaven. For one orphan that just isn't enough - he wants more for himself and his sister than a life slaving away for the dead. It turns out that he's not the only one who wants to reset the world...

File Under: Science Fiction [ Silver Surfers | Eternal Service | Calculated Murder | Hit the Reset ]

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Half part Breaking Bad and half part urban fantasy, Flex is an enthusiastic romp through a world of ingenious magic accessed by geeky, obsessive projection. Tremendously entertaining rule-tinkering and loophole-hunts abound. A terrific read." - Robert Jackson Bennett

"Steinmetz has crafted a brilliant, original world in this all-too-possible story of life, death, and legacy. The Uploaded is a wild ride from start to finish, and asks the reader to examine what exactly it is that they are leaving behind - and what they're headed toward." - Sarah Gailey

"Amazing. I have literally never read a book like this. Read this NOW, if only to be forced to turn the page wondering what the hell Steinmetz is going to come up with next." - Mur Lafferty

"Do you like magic? Do you like drugs? Donut-based psychological theories? Video games? Do you like PAPERWORK!? Read this book!" - Ann Leckie

"Featuring one of the most original magic systems ever devised and a pair of likable, layered protagonists, Flex is a fast-paced, imaginative, and emotionally engaging adventure. The developing friendships and rapport among the characters are portrayed with sensitivity and avoids cliches, and the magical battle sequences are rigorous and filled with ingenious touches that will make gamers and tax lawyers alike grin with joy." - Ken Liu

"Hot, inventive, and exciting. A real joyride of a story." - Seanan McGuire

"Flex is a real gem - sharp, weird, and wildly innovative. It zigs when you think it'll zag, then tricks you into screaming when you’re ready to laugh out loud. So drop everything and settle in for the night - because once you open this one, you're not going anywhere." - Cherie Priest

"Flex is a breath of magical, drug-addled, emotionally tortured fresh air, with one of the most unique and fascinating main characters I've read in ages. In an urban fantasy genre filled with handsome vampires and sassy witches, Ferrett presents us with Paul Tsabo - a Greek insurance adjuster with a prosthetic foot, forced into the half-mad underworld of a reality-bending narcotic to save his daughter from a devastating house fire. With great characters, evocative writing, and boundless creativity, Flex is one of the strongest debut novels I've ever seen, and one of my favorite novels of the year." - Dan Wells


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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Uploaded
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
ISBN: 0-85766-717-3 / 978-0-85766-717-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
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July 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Uploaded
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
ISBN: 1-5252-6933-X / 978-1-5252-6933-2
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January 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Uploaded
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
ISBN: 1-5252-6962-3 / 978-1-5252-6962-2
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Uploaded
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
ISBN: 0-85766-716-5 / 978-0-85766-716-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Uploaded
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Uploaded
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA