After the death of a tech giant, thousands of augmented workers fight for their place in the world.
Anonymity is a powerful level of protection, and now everyone knows Scott is the infamous Hello World hacker. But taking down UltSyn wasn’t enough; he gotta make a living legally or throw away the thread of sanctuary he’s been granted.
After following the rules for months, Scott realizes someone is aiming to bring back the human rights nightmare he worked so hard to take down. But when Sonia throws in her support for reform, he must convince everyone of the truth — before UltSyn returns.
Variable Current isthe last book in the .Exe duology. This novel features an story about a queer hacker trying to go white hat, and living past the moment you get everything you want.
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Top Reviews for Book One, Hello World
Hello Queer World – Set primarily in London and continental Europe, Hello World takes Hacker Novels and kinda makes it do a 180. Our Protagonist, Scott, isn’t out to save the world. He’s out to get something back for his own cause. He’s a loveable rogue that occasional makes mistakes thanks to his narrow, blinkered view. No matter the path be took I always found myself wanting him to succeed because I knew he’d do the right thing in the end – I also found myself remembering to breathe.
Sonia, who we meet early in the book, goes against the Code. She’s the break away and possibly my favourite character for reasons I can’t understand. She’s witty, clever, funny and just the right amount of self conscious that you can relate with without feeling like it’s overkill. She’s Human and maybe the most human of all the characters we meet.
It isn’t JUST the cast of characters both major and minor who make this book what it is. It’s WHO they are. Almost the entire cast of characters are queer. Scott, our Protagonist, is asexual and biromantic. Something he states openly several times throughout the book. Another Hacker has her wife and kids at home. Another is non binary. And the best thing? It is represented so well. At no point did I stop and go: “What the hell?” And shake my head. It’s wholesome and it’s warm and it’s home if home were a book.
However of you don’t like reading first person stories this might not be for you. OR you could give it a shot, you might be surprised. – 5 Stars From Gemma Finch