Big Egos by S. G. Browne audiobook

Big Egos: A Novel

By S. G. Browne
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Blackstone Publishing 9781476711676
8.85 Hours Unabridged
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Does yourlifestyle not fit the person inside you? Then try someone else on for size! Call him whatever. Call him whomever. He canbe any legally authorized fictional character or dead celebrity he wants forsix to eight hours, simply by injecting a DNA-laced cocktail into his brainstem. It’s called Big Egos and it’s the ultimate role-playing fantasy fromEngineering Genetics Organization and Systems (a.k.a. EGOS). And, as one of thequality controllers for EGOS, he’s the ultimate ego-tripper, taking on moreartificial identities than advisable—and having a hell of a time doing it.Problem is, he’s starting to lose the ability to separate fact from fiction.His every fantasy is the new reality. And the more roles he plays, the less ofhim remains. Sure, it’s dangerous. Yes, he’s probably losing his mind. Okay,hundreds of others could be at risk. But sometimes who you are isn’t goodenough. And the truth is, reality is so overrated. With his insightful wit, smart humor, and electrifying narrative,acclaimed author S. G. Browne takes readers on a satirical and provocative tripinto the not-too-distant future, where, for some, pretending to be someoneyou’re not is just another day at the office.

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Summary

Summary

Does yourlifestyle not fit the person inside you? Then try someone else on for size!

Call him whatever. Call him whomever. He canbe any legally authorized fictional character or dead celebrity he wants forsix to eight hours, simply by injecting a DNA-laced cocktail into his brainstem. It’s called Big Egos and it’s the ultimate role-playing fantasy fromEngineering Genetics Organization and Systems (a.k.a. EGOS). And, as one of thequality controllers for EGOS, he’s the ultimate ego-tripper, taking on moreartificial identities than advisable—and having a hell of a time doing it.Problem is, he’s starting to lose the ability to separate fact from fiction.His every fantasy is the new reality. And the more roles he plays, the less ofhim remains. Sure, it’s dangerous. Yes, he’s probably losing his mind. Okay,hundreds of others could be at risk. But sometimes who you are isn’t goodenough. And the truth is, reality is so overrated.

With his insightful wit, smart humor, and electrifying narrative,acclaimed author S. G. Browne takes readers on a satirical and provocative tripinto the not-too-distant future, where, for some, pretending to be someoneyou’re not is just another day at the office.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fantasy and reality blur in this satirical takedown of celebrity culture.” New York Post
“Seductively pleasurable virtual identity-shifting morphs into a nightmare reality in this near-future SF stand-alone…This is a sobering parable of people who don’t want to be themselves in a society that eschews self-examination for critical appraisal of others.” Publishers Weekly
“A very clever novel....Nick is a likable narrator...and the story’s lightly noirish feel gives the proceedings an evocatively gritty texture. This one will appeal equally to readers of mysteries and fantasies.” Booklist
“Image, celebrity, truth, and consequences all come to a head in this wild satire of a future where everybody can get Warhol’s fifteen minutes of fame anytime they need a fix…A speculative, menacing thriller that asks, ‘Who are you supposed to be?’” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: S. G. Browne

Author Bio: S. G. Browne

S. G. Browne is the author of Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard, as well as the Breathers sequel, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, and the eBook story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. He worked in Hollywood for several years before moving to Santa Cruz, where he lived for fourteen years, writing novels and short stories while working as an office manager. He now lives in San Francisco.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English