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Our blog hosts Chris Ford’s World of Systems Series.
Read Sample Chapters of our Series World of Systems below.
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“The novel is engaging, inventive, and thoughtfully considered. It uses a first-person present perspective that makes the experience that much more immersive. The protagonist is interesting, and easy to root for.”
Dropped into the middle of a swamp, alone and cursed with no memory…
Zavyyn Matrisyan is armed only with his cantrips, a humerous set of internet meme knowledge and crazy titles. He fights dragons and ghosts, learns about wine, fine cooking, immigration and role playing game tropes in adventures into dungeons and in arena battles.With the help his new friends
Muscle wizard Rhynn Taconight, restaurant owner and high roller in town, Dour clown and arena fighter Podlihob Hoblihob, and a curious sickle handed Dr. Tyu,
Zavyyn comes to terms with the consequences of his actions and the reality of his memory loss. This World of Systems book is the first in the series, wherein a verisimilitude of worlds exist for the pleasure of the players.
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Upcoming 2nd Series
Avatars of the Shard!
In the virtual world, trolls troll trolls.
Humanity is old. They’ve willingly locked themselves into virtual reality slumber and live each millisecond of reality as a day of life in The World of Systems. Known as players, they exist as heroes and villains, gods and demons, creators and destroyers, mundane and bizarre, and they have existed as thus for eons.
Many create their own worlds, known as shards, and try to garner popularity with other players to build communities and families. Some shards manage to attract a great deal of interest and popularity, but others do not fare so well.
One shard was remade over and over by six players to attract fame and friends, but only got attention from people who wanted to ruin it. Five of them, disgusted with the folly of their efforts, chose to go their separate ways. One, however, decided to give world creation a final try.
Anticipated Release Date of Winter 2021!
Wake up little one!
What? What is this voice in my head? Shut up, you’re making me sick, I want to sleep.
No can do, there’s things to be done, and you’re the one to do them. Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey.
Could you sound less cheerful? I feel hungover. What happened last… Wait, I can’t remember anything about last night. Or any night.
Now you’re getting it! A gold star for the best boy. You died, kiddo, truck-sama did his job making street pizza and I am here to summon you to a new world of magic and whimsy!
That sounds improbable.
Open your eyes and check for yourself.
I crack my eyes and regret it immensely. A harsh, white light suffuses everything around me; it reminds me of an overcast day requiring sunglasses. A curious figure of twisted geometric shapes floats in front of me, makes an odd gesture, and paralysis sets in on my mental tongue.
I am the god of this world, and I netted you from your world because you looked interesting. Somehow your karmic information got mixed up with a game character’s and ruined your memory. Nothing to do with me. And this game was one of those massively multiplayer online games and max level, in a progression guild, some other stuff I don’t really care about. You’re too powerful. Congratulations! You’re ascending from your old class and starting over as a newbie in this new world to be fair to everyone else. To make up for taking away most of your abilities, you get an Analyze skill. And probably a language skill, I wasn’t really paying attention. I’ve got a video of you turning into a city block of road rash on repeat, and it is hilariously distracting. Have fun, and don’t let the aether hit you where I split you!
At that, everything goes dark.
Read The World OF Systems
Play the song while reading! Comment about what you though in the comments below the chapter! Rhynn and Podlihob are sitting in the living when I come into it. Alba has left, I guess. “Meeting me in the prison cell was planned. What about you, Podlihob? Was meeting you in the courthouse planned as well?” I want these sorts of things in the open. “I got the most votes to help you, since I was the only VR-tuber with access to a lawyer non-player who could assist, and there aren’t many lawyer...
Play the song while reading! Comment about what you though in the comments below the chapter! The light hurts my eyes. There’s not much down here, but what little there is still stings of fresh ultraviolet. This area has some twisted girders sticking out of the concrete like a grove of trees writhing in pain. I see a pack of thugs sizing us up and open a gate to my bedroom. We enter my bedroom, and once all are inside, I banish the gate with a snap of my fingers. I’m an imperious lad. “I’m...
Play the song while reading! Comment about what you though in the comments below the chapter! Podlihob and Alba both look a little beaten up, but otherwise everyone is okay. “Well, that wasn’t the Nihilist Imperative. They use berserkers and suicide bombers as pawns. Not Frankensteined kaiju.” Rhynn shakes his head. “I talked to somebody named Kushpok who said they were responsible for the kidnapping because they wanted to talk to me.” Kushpok looked super spooky but did not seem like they...
Play the song while reading! Comment about what you though in the comments below the chapter! “Thank goodness you’re safe, we were coming to rescue you.” Rhynn sounds a bit flustered. It’s kind of hard to see their expressions from up here, but I think I should ask my questions from up here in case there is combat. This pipe will be easy to retreat into if things go poorly. “Thank you for the help. I had a few questions about some things if you don’t mind.” “You sure this is a good place for...
Play the song while reading! Comment about what you though in the comments below the chapter! Your bouncing is remarkable. Just because you enjoy aerobic exercise, however, is no reason to neglect anaerobic training as both provide benefits. “I’ll try to remember that.” I make myself slightly heavier to see if that makes the bouncing any more difficult and bounce much higher than normal. That was different. How do you control that? “I just have the idea and kind of figure out the math. The...
Play the song while reading! Comment about what you though in the comments below the chapter! I am back in a disgusting sewer pipe, with only gelatin Tyu and my self-loathing for company. I vomit bile, because that seems to be the thing to do after finally getting reconnected to my physical body. I recommend meditation. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. I think I have a meditation skill. I can use that and see if it makes me feel better. I feel a gooey impact on my forehead. Do not...
About our Author
Chris is an avid reader, author, and programmer. He was raised in Saudi Arabia and attended high school in Switzerland, truly getting to witness all sides of humanity. Upon his return to the USA he worked as a Wine Expert for over a decade. He went on to get his undergraduate degree in American Studies at University of Arkansas with a focus on the United States prison system. In September of 2017, his son Alexander was born along with a strong desire to write the novel he had considered for years. During the completion of his first book he began learning programming with a focus on data analysis.