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Version Zero

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What to expect

‘This propulsive, visceral, tech-rich tale is both all head and all heart’ Caroline Kepnes, author Netflix smash hit You

The blockbuster thriller from New York Times bestseller David Yoon.

Sometimes you have to break the world in order to fix it…
Max is fortunate enough to be employed by Wren, the world’s most powerful social media company. He works in a sprawling campus made of glass on a project so secret he can tell no one about it.
But one day he discovers something sinister going on beneath the surface of the company. A terrible secret that makes him rethink not only his work but also the true consequences of modern technology.
When Max is fired from Wren for asking the wrong questions, he joins up with his two best friends to form Version Zero, a top-secret group with a simple goal: break the internet and build something better and kinder in its place…

‘A high-speed, edge of your seat adventure with stakes higher than you can measure’ Sylvain Neuvel, author of SLEEPING GIANTS

Critics Review

  • ‘A high-speed, edge of your seat adventure with stakes higher than you can measure, told in David Yoon’s unique and singularly engaging prose. VERSION ZERO is an addictive, brain-hacking exploration of the tech-run world we live in, and a rollercoaster so fast it will blow your hair off’ Sylvain Neuvel, author of SLEEPING GIANTS

    ‘With Version Zero David Yoon holds up a mirror to our ways of life, our hardships and vulnerabilities. This propulsive, visceral, tech-rich tale is both all head and all heart , which is to say, it’s all David Yoon’ Caroline Kepnes, author of You

    ‘Is David Yoon the new voice of the techno-thriller? On this evidence, you bet!’ Paul Finch

    ‘VERSION ZERO is fast and fun, but more importantly, it’s an incisive, thoughtful takedown of Big Tech, our own social media consumption, and ultimately, may just serve as a call to arms’ Rob Hart, author of THE WAREHOUSE

    ‘The Silicon Valley story of your nightmares’ Entertainment Weekly

    ‘A must-read: fast-paced and gripping but also beautifully written and nuanced with a fascinating premise that kept me desperate to read the next chapter… and the next…’ Louise Mumford

    ‘An unrelenting, diabolical story that will shock and entertain while also revealing the toxicity of the internet as we know it. Yoon tackles heavy issues such as racism, sexism, bullying, and the complicity of the tech bros behind the popular apps that we use today with masterful depth. An exhilarating thriller, but also an unflinching, sometimes highly uncomfortable, study of how broken the internet and its users are. Couldn’t put it down!’ Jesse Sutanto

    Praise for David Yoon:

    ‘I loved, loved, LOVED this book, which miraculously manages to be a love story, a treatise on racism, a peek into adolescence, and a welcome to Korean-American culture, all at once’ Jodi Picoult

    ‘Extraordinary . . . a beautifully layered novel’ New York Times

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