The young NamJu Abernay lives for only one thing: escaping the slums of Cell Town to play DeathZone, a virtual reality game which pits players head-to-head in a game of life and death. The pain levels are set so high that players leave the arena bruised and bleeding. NamJu’s team, BlackPlanet, is doing well. Really well. But if he wants to keep playing or, more importantly, keep eating, he has to find a job. Sadly, the only ones available are boring and underpaid, so when a friend offers him a chance to win everything his heart desires, he jumps at it. Before he knows it, he’s catapulted into a deadly new game involving three impossible challenges and a being from another planet... an offworlder.
C.M. Chang grew up in the United States with her South Korean parents and later moved to The Netherlands. Chang lives and works in Amsterdam. Offworlder 1 – The Boy from Cell Town is her debut.