The Six

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mark Alpert
Narrator: Josh Bloomberg
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2018
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero. Then an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam-and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son. Along with a select group of other terminally ill teens, Adam becomes one of the Six who will forfeit their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, the Six must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat . . . before Sigma destroys humanity.

Author Details

Author Details

Alpert, Mark

A self-described lifelong "science geek," Mark Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University, writing his undergraduate thesis on an application of Einstein's theory of relativity. After earning an MFA in poetry at Columbia and working as a reporter, he became an editor at "Scientific American", where he simplifies bewildering scientific ideas for the magazine's readers. Mark lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.