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Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty; ebook

  • #: 118481
  • Price: $4.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2008-10-16
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 0.90 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Tom Peck
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.0 or later
  • © Reader Software: 2008 AppEngines, LLC
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The shining metropolis of Seventh City is the birthplace of super powers. The First Wave heroes are jerks, but they have the best gifts: flight, super strength, telepathy, genius, fire. The Third Wavers are stuck with the leftovers: the ability to instantly make someone sober, the power to smell the past, the grace to carry a tray and never drop its contents, the power to produce high-powered excrement blasts, absolute control. over elevators. Bar owner Keepsie Branson is a Third Waver with a power that prevents anything in her possession from being stolen. Keepsie and her friends just aren't powerful enough to make a difference. at least that's what they've always been told. But when the villain Doodad slips Keepsie a mysterious metal sphere, the Third Wavers become caught in the middle of a battle between the egotistical heroes and the manipulative villains. As Seventh City begins to melt down, it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad, and even harder to tell who may become the true heroes.

PRAISE FOR "PLAYING FOR KEEPS"

"There's something wonderfully Tick-like about Lafferty's print debut, a gonzo imagination combined with a tight sense of plotting and good characterization. A quirky, funny page-turner that isn't afraid to give superhero stories a deserved whomp upside the head."

—Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and coeditor of Boing Boing

"Playing for Keeps is like Watchmen mashed together with Cheers. Against a backdrop of high-stakes superhero battles, the real drama takes place at Keepsie's Bar, where a group of misfit mutants band together to survive in a world where giant radioactive women are a dominant feature of the skyline."

—James Maxey, author of Nobody Gets the Girl

"If you think you know how a superhero novel is supposed to read, then you'll find Playing For Keeps a revelation. Part satire, part thrill ride, this saga of a ragtag band of superheroes with a most unlikely assortment of abilities starts at a gallop and then accelerates. Now the world knows Mur Lafferty's superpower: she can astonish us!"

—James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award¬Winning Author

AUTHOR INFO

Mur Lafferty is an award winning writer and podcast producer from Durham, NC. She produces the podcasts I Should Be Writing and The Geek Fu Morning Show, and is the writer and producer behind The Takeover, Heaven, and the podcast version of Playing For Keeps. She has written for over fifteen role playing game books.

Playing For Keeps is her first novel.

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Great book that kept me guessing where the story was headed next. My kids liked it and I also recommend it for any adult who likes a good fiction story. Even my wife liked it and she's not a Si-Fi fan!

I love the author's imagination and I can't wait to see what she writes next.
Just a lot of fun to read.

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There is some language in the story. I had no hesitation allowing my 12-year-old girl to read this, but your standards may vary.

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The app - Interface was easy and intuitive. Just swipe up or to the left for the next page, or just tap the bottom of the page. Do the opposite to go back a page. An index icon at the top lets you skip to any chapter.
Use pinch zoom to increase the font size with auto word wraparound fitting the iPhone screen. This was my first e-book on the iPhone so I don't know it this is standard on all e-books. I was VERY happy to be able to change font size so I don't have to always have my glasses to read this.

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