The Six

Hardcover | July 7, 2015

byMark Alpert

not yet rated|write a review
Exchanging their bodies for machines, these teens will defy expectations, brave danger, and defend civilization. They are The Six. 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 have forfeited their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, theSix must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat? before Sigma destroys humanity.Adam is an unusual hero - and he faces a frightening question: Computers can't kill-CAN they? I'm still shaken by the answer. Will the near-future really be this terrifying?"-R.L. Stine, bestselling author of the Fear Street series.Visit Mark at markalpert.com."

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.37 online
$23.99 list price (save 23%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

Exchanging their bodies for machines, these teens will defy expectations, brave danger, and defend civilization. They are The Six. 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 ca...

Mark Alpert is a contributing editor at Scientific American and the author of several science-oriented thrillers for adults: Final Theory, The Omega Theory, Extinction, and The Furies. The Six is his first science thriller for young adults. He lives with his wife and two teenage kids in New York City. Visit Mark online at markalpert.co...

other books by Mark Alpert

The Siege
The Siege

Hardcover|Jul 5 2016

$25.50

The Orion Plan: A Thriller
The Orion Plan: A Thriller

Hardcover|Feb 16 2016

$26.89 online$29.99list price(save 10%)
The Omega Theory: A Novel
The Omega Theory: A Novel

Paperback|Feb 15 2011

$15.73 online$19.99list price(save 21%)
see all books by Mark Alpert
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.4 × 7.75 × 1.17 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492615293

ISBN - 13:9781492615293

Customer Reviews of The Six

Reviews