Robocalpyse – Sci-Fi post apocalpytic novel

I’ve been reading around because of my series Darkworlds. I plan to put the first draft chapter of Darkworlds Paris on this site when it’s ready. As you know, or maybe you don’t, Darkworlds is LitRPG and it’s horror LitRPG and also sci-fi LitRPG, because the horror is in the game and the premise is that rogue AIs (just like Elon Musk warned us!) are breeding in the code of the game.  MMOs and especially Virtual Reality MMOs may end up using millions if not billions of lines of code and a lot of it will be legacy code. Some of the code the powers RPG engines goes back to the early MUDs and MUSHs.

Anyway, in Darkworlds, the AIs go crazy so I was looking for a similar AI apocalyptic story and found Robocalpyse, by chance really in a local bookstore.  I’m really enjoying it so I thought I’d share a preview of it here. I must admit I don’t love the cover, though I guess it’s maybe supposed to be a Slow Sue…

Interestingly this preview is only in French. (C’est formidable, naturellement, mais qu’en est-il des anglophones?)

Darkworlds: London – A Cthulhu LitRPG novel

A Cthulhu LitRPG

In the real world, it’s 2027 and disgruntled, lone-wolf data analyst Adam Harker works for a corporation he hates.

In this dystopian future many seek to lose themselves in virtual reality games, but Adam is dead set against playing Darkworlds, designed by mega-corporation Miskatonic Games, until he’s tempted by two quite different people for two wholly different reasons.

In the game, it’s 1927 and Adam Harker is in London battling against the minions of Cthulhu, but then come hints and suggestions that something else stirs, something wicked and secret, something new, rising up and replicating itself within the code and taking on the form of ageless evil.

Hidden knowledge leads Adam through a series of terrifying revelations as he searches from London to Glastonbury and into the Dreamlands.

Join Adam as he fights to save his friends, and maybe even the world itself, from the horrors that lurk in the game.