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by Tony Bertauski

ISBN: 0982845200
ISBN13: 978-0982845202
Language: English
Publisher: Bertauski (July 13, 2010)
Pages: 264
Category: Science Fiction
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Rating: 4.5
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All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This book is a work of fiction. The use of real people or real locations is used fictitiously.

All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Any resemblance of characters to real persons is purely coincidental.

There is only the present moment. The past and future are merely thoughts about the present moment. If you think about it, you have already missed the point. t to be real; otherwise, your life is a collection of thoughts. No different than data. . Preserved Weeks passed.

Socket Greeny didn’t ask to be special. This story became The Socket Greeny Saga

Socket Greeny didn’t ask to be special. He just wanted to get on with his own life, enjoy computer environments with his friends, and, well, be himself. Unfortunately Socket may not actually be sure. This story became The Socket Greeny Saga. Socket tapped into my lifetime fascination with consciousness and identity, but this character does it from a young adult's struggle with his place in the world. After Socket, I thought I was done with fiction. But then the ideas kept coming, and I kept writing. Most of my work investigates the human condition and the meaning of life, but not in ordinary fashion.

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Start by marking The Discovery of Socket Greeny (Socket Greeny, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Tony Bertauski's rich descriptions and deep characterization meshed very well with a thunderous plot and gut-clenching action. Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches E-book Tours and a copy was provided by the author.

Book 1 of 3 in Socket Greeny (3 Book Series). Socket's story is not just about self-discovery

Book 1 of 3 in Socket Greeny (3 Book Series). Socket's story is not just about self-discovery. it also talks about friendship, teenage angst, loyalty, responsibility and heroism. But when Socket Greeny is taken from his friends he discovers that such immersion brings its own hazards, and that he is one of the tools needed to fight the dangers of the virtual world. The world he enters is brutal. His tests are intense.

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Book in the Socket Greeny Series). Release Date:July 2010.

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The Discovery of Socket Greeny is the first book in a young-adult scifi trilogy that explores love, angst and Zen-like acceptance of true nature in kick ass fashion. Reluctant readers, especially boys, will find this story compelling, enlightening, entertaining, and, yes, even emotional. Work comes first for 16-year old Socket Greeny's mother ever since his father died 11 years ago. Now, in this tech-driven futuristic society, he’s zoned on energy drinks and living in virtual worlds. He doesn’t know what his mom does for a living, but the bills get paid and the refrigerator is full, so why bother with details? His only real world thrill is fighting. He doesn’t always win, but that’s not the point. Breaking skin is a reality rush. But worlds change. Socket starts hearing other people’s thoughts. He thinks he's hallucinating, even when time seems to stop. But when his mom arrives at school, he knows it’s for real. She’s there to take him to work. The Paladin Agency. He discovers an evolved race of humans that have existed for centuries, where thoughts can be heard. And felt. They are people that can manipulate time through the body’s metabolism. They protect the rest of humankind and strive to bring them understanding of their full potential. But some Paladins see humankind as inferior. Imperfect. Cancer. Socket soon finds himself in the center of controversy when he's anointed a Paladin prodigy. He didn't ask for the "blessing" of psychic powers and the ability to timeslice, he just wants to go home and be normal again. But, sometimes, life doesn't give us that privilege, his mom tells him. And when humankind is threatened, Socket discovers what that means. If he doesn't embrace his true nature, the world will change forever.
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Capella
Sixteen years old and ripped away from all that was familiar into a new world where his whole identity needs to be re-discovered is pretty much what "The Discovery of Socket Greeny" was about for me.

My son is doing a paper on tourism, and in it he mentions the possibility of replacing our corporeal experiences with virtual reality ones. In the life of Socket Greeny and his friends technology has gotten to a point where this is possible. Teaching is done this way. Although the students come to a physical school and sit in classrooms with a teacher present, most of the teaching is done in VR rooms. Gaming takes on new meaning when you get to integrate yourself so fully into the experience.

But when Socket Greeny is taken from his friends he discovers that such immersion brings its own hazards, and that he is one of the tools needed to fight the dangers of the virtual world. The world he enters is brutal. His tests are intense. I suppose people who have gone through training as CIA spies would recognize the horrible invasiveness of it all. Yet Socket endures.

Much of that endurance is due to his friend Spindle. Spindle is always there for Socket. His patience and kindness is limitless. One might almost be tempted to think that he was programmed to be that way. And perhaps he was. But then again maybe not.

I am thrilled not to be Socket Greeny, but I am thankful for having met him and his unusual world. Definitely recommended.

MeGa_NunC
This is a very decent rewriting of the first Harry Potter book, only replacing magic with the matrix, and varying the back story, family, and secondary characters some so it wasn't too blatant.

I am not a young adult, but all us older folks have young adults in us and I love one written well, but we also have a larger background and hope for something more original.

I had a hard struggle deciding how to review this. If I was to give it a straight up review it would be two stars from my disappointment in it not being more original.

If I was 15 it would have been four of five stars, so the three stars was a compromise.
Having the first in a series free to sample on kindle is nice so you know before you pay for the rest of the series, so that makes the slightly better rating worthwhile.

Fountain_tenderness
We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas. - Michael Crichton

Socket Greeny, sixteen, is pretty much left to his own devices. having lost his father when he was five and with a mother who rarely comes home, Socket occupies his time with school and visiting virtual worlds with friends Streeter and Chute. things change when he suddenly begins hearing people's thoughts and feeling everything around him even when in virtual mode. then his mother shows up at school and takes him with her to work. what he discovers and learns will drastically transform his world - both virtual and real.
i am not into video games and i cannot raise my interest further other than my admiration for the technology and science behind them. when i started reading this book, i found myself in that frame of mind. i thought i was going to be bored because i was struggling a bit with the first few chapters but like Socket, i discovered something that made me hold on. by the third chapter i was on a roll.
i think my being a very visual person helped a lot. my mind was filled with all sorts of images thanks to author Toni Bertauski's interesting word- and worldbuilding. my imagination just took off!
Socket's story is not just about self-discovery. it also talks about friendship, teenage angst, loyalty, responsibility and heroism.
The Discovery of Socket Greeny is the first part in the Socket Greeny Saga. the second one is The Training of Socket Greeny and the third installment is The Legend of Socket Greeny.
i still do not see myself getting into video games and traipsing virtual worlds anytime soon but i am positive about looking forward to reading the remaining two books in the series.

Samulkis
I can't speak for all science fiction lovers, but for me The Discovery of Socket Greeny does exactly what I want SF to do: it tells a great story while presenting me with new ideas and new perspectives. It's a short hop from there to new insights and pondering ethical dilemmas - even the supposed good guys are using some questionable methods, and I can sort of see why the bad guys want what they want. This kind of complexity isn't nearly as common in YA novels as it should be, and Bertauski is to be congratulated for not talking down to his audience. There are layers to everything and everyone, and Socket himself may be destined for big things but he's still very much a wounded child, which makes him very relatable. Despite being full of action, excitement, and what could amount to global apocalypse, it's still at heart a story about being human, with all the ups, downs, joy and misery that entails.

Plus, come on, virtualmode, grimmets, cell phone implants, futuristic sports and a showdown that doesn't just blur the line between reality and virtuality but obliterates it? What's not to love?

What I liked best about the book, though, is its understanding of the essential human condition. Everyone is damaged, everyone compensates or copes as best they can, and everyone is deserving of compassion, even the bad guys.

More! Book 2 can't arrive soon enough!

Ariurin
I was torn between 2 or 3 stars on this one. I decided on a 3 because the author is a good writer and it held me through to the end. What I didn't like the extensive unexplained powers that Socket and his friends used throughout. Bad enough that Socket was some kind of undiscovered superhero but then in the latter stages of the book his 15 year old ner-do-well gamer buddy seems to morf into this incredible techno-wiz network expert. The notion of sentient transfer between the real and virtual worlds needs a lot better explanatory backstory than is presented here. There was no supension of disbelief on my part and at least for me that is what it takes to succeed in a book like this.

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