Monday, July 21, 2014

Play to Live

Two new books in English from Dmitri Rus at Amazon.
Book #1

A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they're the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators.

But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it - goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.

Once a seasoned gamer, Max has cheated fate swapping his 
dying body for an immortal avatar in the world of sword and sorcery MMORPGs. He joins the ranks of a new race of people: perma players, forever stuck in the virtual castles and cities of AlterWorld. Now they have to obey the ever-changing rules of their new home while learning to live together in peace, love and justice.
But freedom and immortality are a poisoned chalice. Some of Max`s new friends crave power, others become traitors and spies. Soon the first screams of pain fill the virtual world as its freshly-minted slavedrivers and torturers indulge in the absence of law and order. Their crimes provide a constant flow of gold back to their real-world controllers: the power-happy governments plotting to take over AlterWorld`s magic technologies and limitless resources.
What would you do? Would you step aside and watch the magical world turn into  the Earth`s dark twin? Or are you strong enough to step in the virtual sharks` way?

D. Rus Biography
Dmitri Rus is a young Russian author whose books took the Russian literary market by storm in 2013. AlterWorld - the first novel of his Play to Live series - made him a bestselling author overnight as critics now credit him with single-handedly creating a new science fiction genre: LitRPG.
Set in the virtual reality of MMORPG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games - his books tell stories of real people who'd become stuck in the game and are forced to follow its rules while preserving their intergrity and fighting to make their new world a better place.
The five books of the series have created a huge following as more authors followed suit, making LitRPG the latest bestselling Russian genre that merges science fiction, fantasy and gaming conventions. D. Rus has been nominated for Start, one of Russia's prestigious literary prizes for the best debut science fiction novel.

The first two novels of the Play to Live series - AlterWorld and The Clan - have been translated into English, and talks are under way to have the rest of the series published on Amazon.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Steamgun by Ivan Kramer for free

Raised by his international burglar parents, Alec McGuinn is no novice to the world of crime. But what seems to be an easy break-in becomes the first knot in the net of intrigues that have entangled the globe. Now Alec must prevent a major catastrophe and track down the mysterious terrorists who control the plot's gears steering the world toward an unpredictable finale. 

When Alec's parents - professional international burglars - decide to penetrate the Russian Royal train to steal some classified paperwork for their mysterious client, he decides to help them. But what seems to be an easy break-in becomes the first knot in the net of intrigues that have entangled the globe. Now Alec must prevent a major catastrophe and track down those who control the plot's gears steering the events toward an unpredictable finale.
A chain of murders and explosions, mysterious clues and ominous evidence takes young Alec McGuinn to Paris, London and the Balkans, finally leading him to America. But how can one fight the secret terrorist masters of this world if they would stop at nothing to silence a humble technical student?
A humble student? Are you sure? Raised by his internationally sought parents who now hide from the European police in the vastness of the Russian Empire, he's no novice to the world of crime.


The century of steam and diesel, of zeppelins and locomotives. The era of great heroes and dastardly villains.
The weapons of the past against the breakthrough technologies of the future!

Read the first  four chapters for free at Kobo.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Point Apocalypse - now in paperback!

He enters a prison world. A place of no return harboring the death of the universe. No proper food or drinking water, no modern technologies. He doesn't know who he is. He can't tell friend from foe. He has no idea what brought him here. He has no time to think. He lives from one objective to the next. 

The Earth's laws end here. No one to turn to for help. The lives of thousands of people now depend on him alone.

About the book:

Point Apocalypse is an action sci fi thriller that first came out as a Kindle e-book in 2013 to enthusiastic reviews. Answering its readers' numerous requests, it is now available in paperback at Amazon.

Title information:

Point Apocalypse
Author: Alex Bobl
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
340 pages
Title ID: 4798472
ISBN-13: 978-1499398175
ISBN-10: 1499398174
BISAC: Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Memoria. A Corporation of Lies Paperback

Hi everyone,

 Finally! Memoria. A Corporation of Lies (an Action-Packed Techno Thriller) is now available in paperback. Whatever anyone says, there's nothing like holding a real book in your hands. I've introduced a few minor changes based on your comments and suggestions, so this is technically a "second edition".

It's currently available on Amazon and in a few other biggies like Barnes and Noble, etc. This book has been a trip! Still, I’m so happy I did it when I did – it was a true learning curve, braving the waters of Amazon without a paddle :-). Having said that, Point Apocalypse is soon coming out in paperback, too. I quite look forward to it. And I’m currently working on my next book (again), so I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great week!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A little bit about Point Apocalypse

Hi guys,

My action sci fi thriller Point Apocalypse is now available on Smashwords! It’s my 12th published novel to date: Feel free to pop by and grab a copy!

His name is Mark - or so he remembers. Once a perfect soldier, he's now Earth's No 1 enemy. A convict in a prison world, Mark has to scavenge for food and drink, clinging to life in a world devoid of modern technologies. But beyond all, he must confront Earth's corrupted society in the absence of human laws.

His prison is called Continent Anomalous - an alien-made structure that harbors the death of our universe. Mark has no one to turn to for help. Lives of thousands of people now depend on him alone.

See you there!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Krieger der Clans: Tekhnotma 3

My new book!
For my Germans fans now at Amazon Krieger der Clans

Die atemberaubende Postapokalypse-Saga aus Russland

Nach der nuklearen Apokalypse kämpfen die letzten Menschen ums Überleben. Russland ist zerstört, und zwischen den verstrahlten Ruinen herrscht Krieg. Wer überleben will, muss sich einem der marodierenden Clans anschließen, so wie Jegor Rasin, ein Söldner. Doch auf seiner Suche nach der Wahrheit hinter der Katastrophe muss sich Rasin den Kreaturen der Finsternis entgegenstellen …