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Wild Massive

By Scotto Moore
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Scotto Moore's Wild Massive is a glorious web of lies, secrets, and humor in a breakneck, nitrous-boosted saga of the small rejecting the will of the mighty.

Welcome to the Building, an infinitely tall skyscraper in the center of the multiverse, where any floor could contain a sprawling desert oasis, a cyanide rain forest, or an entire world.

Carissa loves her elevator. Up and Down she goes, content with the sometimes chewy food her reality fabricator spits out, as long as it means she doesn’t have to speak to another living person.

But when a mysterious shapeshifter from an ambiguous world lands on top of her elevator, intent on stopping a plot to annihilate hundreds of floors, Carissa finds herself stepping out of her comfort zone. She is forced to flee into the Wild Massive network of theme parks in the Building, where technology, sorcery, and elaborate media tie-ins combine to form impossible ride experiences, where every guest is a VIP, the roller coasters are frequently safe, and if you don’t have a valid day pass, the automated defense lasers will escort you from being alive.

Wild Massive: The #1 destination for interdimensional war.
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“This is a stand-alone novel with material enough for six...By the halfway point, it had blown my mind twice... an audacious, genre-bending whirlwind.” —The New York Times on Battle of the Linguist Mages

Also Available by Scotto Moore:

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

Battle of the Linguist Mages

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“First I want to thank NetGalley and RB Media for providing me with an advance copy of this Audiobook. Wild Massive is a very accurate title for the latest book by Scotto Moore. Just wrapping your mind around the world it's set in takes some doing. Wild Massive takes place inside a Multiverse spanning building. Each world takes up a single floor and there are elevators that traverse the hundreds of thousands of floors. The title of the book comes from a series of theme parks that can take up entire floors of the building. The story itself is a bit tongue in cheek and felt a bit like the tone of a Terry Pratchett novel and it has elements of sci-fi and fantasy with mind bending tech, psionic warriors, and shape shifting wizards. Accompanied by an absolutely amazing narrator for this audiobook there are a lot of great things to enjoy about Wild Massive. The big hang-up that I had with the book was with just how big it is. In order to try and get the reader around all the nuances of the fantastic world there are a number of sections that felt like the reader is being told how to experience the world instead of letting some of that happen naturally within dialogue and character development. This makes the early chapters of the book feel a bit sluggish on pace even though there are also a number of side-stories that are taking place. There is also a point in the book where the narrative style changes perspective. I know some people are grinding their teeth even thinking about changing narrative style mid book , but it happens and though it was jarring it made since to change perspective in the story. I saw a lot of reviews that couldn't really get past the opening chapters of this book and I can understand why they might think that. However, the story idea is so creative and I kept wanting to know more. I won't give away any plot details about the end of the book, but I will say that the book does seem to double down on some of the more ridiculous elements like a string of supremely obvious naming conventions that make the end of the book feel like a very different book from the beginning and lost my attention. I think ultimately this book suffered from an over abundance of narrative ideas and not enough fuel for any one of them to truly take off in my opinion. All of that said, if you are a fan of a more tongue in cheek sort of SFF or are fans of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams you should give this book a try. I also strongly recommend the audio book as Suzy Jackson does an absolutely amazing job.”
“Fun book, even with a generic title. I really enjoyed this book, the only reason I didn't give it 5-stars is it falls into the category of sci-fi that I think of Armada and Ready Player One, I call it bubble gum. And they will never get 5 stars. More below. First off, I was given a digital download of the audiobook from the publisher for free in return for a review. The views in this review are my own and no one from the publisher has even talked with me. Ok now that that is out of the way. In my opinion, classic science fiction explores a limited topic, then usually abandons the story when the concept has been explored, and the best could be read in an afternoon. No happy ending, and no real closure because it is more about the concept, the characters are just the medium to explore the condition. Wild Massive is not that. It is a large sprawling story with many characters that all have pretty well-thought-out back stories that continue to unpack as the story progresses. The world is lived in and interesting. The plot is engaging, and I think it is worth your time if you like enjoyable sci-fi that doesn't take itself too seriously. Wild Massive introduced a neat concept of a multidimensional building that houses trillions of people, complete dedicated floors to different versions of America, or unknown floors, or contain deadly atmospheres. The book starts off very well, in my opinion. It is the right amount of wit, sarcasm, and world-building that left me thinking, "I am really enjoying this book." Moore introduces shapeshifters, powerful magicians, un-killable sentient robots, and aliens and demi-gods with almost unlimited power. This book introduces them in fantastic ways and honestly does not take itself too seriously. When I use the term "bubble gum", I mean lacking substance (think nutritional value). Books like Ready Player One are so "sweet" as to be sickening, with no value overall other than as a slightly better use of your time than watching TV. This book is WAY more substantial than that. Exploring what happens when you are given almost unlimited power or how you shape the decisions of a massive society and crafts it isn't a story that doesn't appear to take itself seriously. Well done. If it wasn't clear, I did enjoy this book. What I liked - the different race/species of characters that each have unique capabilities - the ideas of Theme Parks becoming historians/internal governments, massive teleporting elevator systems, and the mix of magic and technology What I didn't like that much - the book started with very little cursing that I could remember, but towards the end of the book there was a substantial bit more foul language. I know this is minor, but I am not a fan of it, especially in a setting as foreign as this; you could easily step away from it and lose nothing - the length seems a bit too long. There was a section in the middle where our characters are introduced to a new set of characters that become important, but it does seem to drag out the story a bit. - The title, seriously, is so bland. It makes sense when you read the book, but I would likely have walked right on by at the bookstore if I hadn't been given a copy just because of the generic name. I hope you enjoyed this review; I am trying to do a better job of exploring these books; if you want to see or hear more, I was thinking about starting a book review podcast to be more in-depth and compare and contrast new sci-fi to classics and rate them.”

About Scotto Moore

SCOTTO MOORE is a Seattle playwright, whose works include the black comedy H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-up Comedian!, the sci-fi adventures Duel of the Linguist Mages and interlace [falling star], the gamer-centric romantic comedy Balconies, and the a cappella sci-fi musical, Silhouette. He is the creator of The Coffee Table, a comedic web series about a couple that discovers their new coffee table is an ancient alien artifact that sends their house shooting through the void. He is also behind the popular Lovecraft-themed meme generator, Things That Cannot Save You (“a catalog of your doom”), which spawned his novella, Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You. Moore's debut novel, Battle of the Linguist Mages, was met with widespread critical acclaim, with the New York Times calling it "...an audacious, genre-bending whirlwind."

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