with bonus materials and exclusive previews of
Vampire General 2, Above Ground and Ascension: Awakenings!
This is MERGE.
Set in a world reeling from the discovery of transhumans, it is a series that charts the loves, the betrayals, and the struggle for survival in a world where humans and transhumans are uneasy neighbours. Tensions are high, riots are brewing. The human race is about to come undone.
Originally released as twelve independent short stories, this compilation brings together the four storylines of the MERGE universe, tying them together in a climactic battle for survival in the darkest of places: the ghetto.
“Who is it?” came a man’s voice, thin and wispy.
This is where he said “Police,” and talked about murders.
This is where the mark betrayed their tells, their fears and wants and needs.
This is where the game began.
Today, there was none of that.
He kicked the door in, and dragged the wispy man by the hair. The poor wretch was bubbling blood out his mouth when he was thrown into the middle of the living room, spitting out broken teeth and obsessing on his immediate pain, instead of the pain that was coming. Harrison corrected that promptly, sticking the gun on the man’s forehead and switching off the safety.
“Hello, Paulo,” he said. “Have time to chat?”
Paulo’s eyes fixed on the barrel on his head, and his crying stopped. He blinked, switching his focus to Harrison, his bruised and battered face, and suddenly the wispy man understood.
“I don’t know where he is,” he said. “I had nothing to do with it.”
Harrison stomped down on his left hand, cracking bones. Paulo screamed, but couldn’t move because the gun was keeping him pinned down.
“Wrong strategy, Paulo,” he said. “Want to try again?”