Volumes: 3 author: Michael Atamanov copies sold: 25.000 genre: Space Opera, LitRPG / Cyberpunk translation possible from: Russian, English rights available: German AMAZON RANKING: Vol. 1 Sector Eight Eksmo 2016, 416 pages A strange body that refuses to obey you; a weird game you can’t quit until your contract expires; a world teeming with powerful and very real enemies. The game in which your reputation and faction relationship are the only things that matter. These are the conditions of the agreement Ruslan signs without reading. The only thing he remembers is that he’s been contracted to command a space fleet in a brand new game he knows nothing about. Objective: to survive for six months. After having made some inevitable newb mistakes, Ruslan has to rethink his strategy, dropping traditional gaming conventions. But what will it cost him? What new trials and tribulations await him that even the game designers have failed to anticipate? Vol. 2 Beyond Death Eksmo 2016, 448 pages Playing by the book? That’s not how we do it! In his attempt to delay his appearance in Emperor’s court, Crown Prince Georg triggers an alien invasion of his own star system. The whole of the Empire watches the live broadcast with bated breath as his fleet battles the awesome invaders. The Iseyeks – gigantic sentient praying mantises – are suitably impressed too, so they promptly remind the Crown Prince of his allied duties. The Sector Eight Fleet hurries to the Swarm’s aid… but sadly disregards the insects’ hive mentality. Vol. 3 New Contract Eksmo 2016, 448 pages The enemy’s at the gate, the situation getting worse by the second… and Ruslan’s employer hasn’t done a good job (to put it mildly) of securing his successes. Now the star system Unatari is under threat from the Aliens. It’s high time Ruslan came back in order to rescue everything he holds dear from imminent destruction and save Perimeter Defense – the game that has become his life.