Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights for The God Game by Danny Tobey from Macmillan US, to be published in summer 2019 in hardback. The God Game is a brilliantly plotted science-fiction thriller about a VR game in which the stakes are impossibly high: if you die in the game, you die in real life.
Rachel Winterbottom said: ‘I am so excited to be able to publish Danny’s incredible thriller. The God Game is not only fast-paced, suspenseful and electrifyingly current, it is full of deliciously agonizing moral dilemmas and characters that will linger with you for days.’
Danny Tobey said: ‘I am thrilled to be working with the incredible Rachel Winterbottom at Gollancz, home of some of my all-time favourite writers. It is the perfect place for The God Game.’
Five best friends in a high school computer club get sucked into an underground hacker’s game run by a mysterious A.I. that thinks it is God. The stakes couldn’t be higher. As the Game pits them against each other and turns their high school upside down, it offers the ultimate promise – win and learn the meaning of life; die in the game, and die for real.
THE GOD GAME will be published in hardback, ebook and audio download in Summer 2019.