Corey J. White's debut novel Repo Virtual blurs the lines between the real and virtual in an action-packed cyberpunk heist story.
The city of Neo Songdo is a Russian doll of realities — augmented and virtual spaces anchored in the weight of the real. The smart city is designed to be read by machine vision while people see only the augmented facade of the corporate ideal. At night the stars are obscured by an intergalactic virtual war being waged by millions of players, while on the streets below people are forced to beg, steal, and hustle to survive.
Enter Julius Dax, online repoman and real-life thief. He's been hired for a special job: stealing an unknown object from a reclusive tech billionaire. But when he finds out he's stolen the first sentient AI, his payday gets a lot more complicated.
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Stephen Walker is an independent civil and commercial mediator. He has conducted over 750 mediations. He is ranked in the top 40 UK mediators by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 and WWL and is on the International Mediation Institute's (IMI) panel of accredited international mediators.
He became an accredited specialist online mediator in 2015 and has done over 150 online mediations. He also undertook specialised training in family and workplace mediation and is dual certified in the USA through INADR.
Stephen is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Royal Society of Arts as well as a visiting lecturer in mediation at Kings College London. He is regularly asked to give workshops, talks and presentations on mediation.
Stephen is the author of five mediation books published by Bloomsbury Professional Mediation Advocacy: Representing Clients in Mediation (2nd Ed); Setting Up in Business as a Mediator (2nd Ed); FAQs for Mediators; Mediation: An A-Z Guide; and Mediation Behaviour: Why We Act Like We Do.
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