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Author: S. G. Browne Narrator: Tasso Feldman Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781481596466
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Does your lifestyle not fit the person inside you? Then try someone else on for size!

Call him whatever. Call him whomever. He can be any legally authorized fictional character or dead celebrity he wants for six to eight hours, simply by injecting a DNA-laced cocktail into his brain stem. It’s called Big Egos and it’s the ultimate role-playing fantasy from Engineering Genetics Organization and Systems (a.k.a. EGOS). And, as one of the quality controllers for EGOS, he’s the ultimate ego-tripper, taking on more artificial identities than advisable—and having a hell of a time doing it. Problem is, he’s starting to lose the ability to separate fact from fiction. His every fantasy is the new reality. And the more roles he plays, the less of him remains. Sure, it’s dangerous. Yes, he’s probably losing his mind. Okay, hundreds of others could be at risk. But sometimes who you are isn’t good enough. And the truth is, reality is so overrated.

With his insightful wit, smart humor, and electrifying narrative, acclaimed author S. G. Browne takes readers on a satirical and provocative trip into the not-too-distant future, where, for some, pretending to be someone you’re not is just another day at the office.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fantasy and reality blur in this satirical takedown of celebrity culture.”

    New York Post
  • “Seductively pleasurable virtual identity-shifting morphs into a nightmare reality in this near-future SF stand-alone…This is a sobering parable of people who don’t want to be themselves in a society that eschews self-examination for critical appraisal of others.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A very clever novel....Nick is a likable narrator...and the story’s lightly noirish feel gives the proceedings an evocatively gritty texture. This one will appeal equally to readers of mysteries and fantasies.”


  • “Image, celebrity, truth, and consequences all come to a head in this wild satire of a future where everybody can get Warhol’s fifteen minutes of fame anytime they need a fix…A speculative, menacing thriller that asks, ‘Who are you supposed to be?’”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

S. G. Browne is the author of Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard, as well as the Breathers sequel, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, and the eBook story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. He worked in Hollywood for several years before moving to Santa Cruz, where he lived for fourteen years, writing novels and short stories while working as an office manager. He now lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Tasso Feldman has worked at regional theaters across the country including South Coast Repertory, the Geffen Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theater LA, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theater, Stoneham Theater, and Huntington Theater Company, among others. He is a member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.