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Video game projects get shut down all the time, but when the one Ryan Colter and his team have poured their hearts into gets cut, something different happens: the game refuses to go away. Now Blue Lightning is alive, and it wants something from Ryan – something only he can give it.

And everybody knows how addictive video games can be…


“Video game designer and novelist Dansky (Snowbird Gothic) uses his intimate knowledge of the gaming industry to create a believable background for his Frankenstein-like tale of creation gone awry. VERDICT Dansky’s story of virtual horror is laced with quick wit and thoroughly grounded in the world of today. Sure to attract gaming and horror fans.” – Library Journal

“Vaporware is life in the world of games, raw and real from a writer who did his time in the trenches – with a supernatural twist that’ll make you think twice about late night log-ons and who is really lurking behind the avatar on your screen…”New York Times bestselling author James Swallow

“A meticulous image of the real games industry so detailed that you’ll just assume the supernatural must be part of it. So immersive it makes you want to go check on that video game your spouse is spending so much time with…”Mur Lafferty, author of THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

“Imagine you’re sitting at a bar, surrounded by videogame industry veterans. They’re telling war stories about their past projects, the kind of stories you’d never see repeated in interviews or online magazines, the kind that are insider legends. Everyone’s laughing out of shock or horror at some of the stuff we go through to release a game before Richard Dansky launches into his tale. That’s when everyone shuts up, because Rich is telling a story, and when Rich starts talking, you know it’s going to be a hell of a ride….”Lucien Soulban, writer, Far Cry: Blood Dragon

“Richard Dansky uses his background in video games to breathe realism into his characters, concepts, and environments. The result is a 21st Century techno horror story that manages the near-impossible: to be both geektastic and incredibly cool.”Rio Youers, author of WESTLAKE SOUL.

“Richard Dansky writes about passionate, complex, flawed, and completely believable people in this absorbing novel about the toll of caring so deeply about your art. Very highly recommended!”Jeff Strand, author of DWELLER

“Nobody knows the messy collision of writing and game development better than Richard Dansky.  And for anyone who’s ever poured heart and soul into a creative project only to watch it die, Vaporware is hauntingly, and almost uncomfortably, familiar.” Jay Posey, Writer, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Product Details:

Author:   Richard Dansky

Publication Date:   May 24, 2013


     Paperback:    $16.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax.  Total Price $19.95

     Electronic:    $6.00

Print Length:   344 Pages

Publisher:  JournalStone