Recent Reviews

The book is interesting throughout and constantly raises the question as to whether digital life can be considered real life and does digital life have any legal rights?  I generally liked the book and found it hard to put down.  –Michael A. Newman, from his review on

bookloversatticMcClelland’s ability to describe not only the technical scenes, but the the many layers of the “created” worlds was exemplary… A good mixture of science fiction, morality and love.  –Deanna, from the review of Upload on her blog, The Book Lover’s Attic

gamesfiendsFrom start to finish, Upload is a fast paced ride that keeps you guessing at every turn… a convincing picture of a brilliant yet oh, so confused young man who must finally face up to his past, take hold of his present, and make the decision that will decide his future. –Amy, from her review of Upload on Games Fiends

Great book that would make a great movie… Mark has given us a world with endless possibilities, as a person can upload their consciousness to a computer and live forever…but never experience the real world again. Some people find the choice a dream, while others think it’s a waste. But is it worth living forever when you won’t be with the one you love? I hope Mark carries us back to this world for another look in the future. –Brian Reeves, Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer, from his Amazon review of Upload


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Now, when you buy the print edition of Upload at Amazon, you also get the Kindle eBook for free.  Great way to buy someone a gift and keep a copy for yourself, as well!

Teaser Tuesdays

Thank you to Deanna over at The Book Lover’s Attic for posting the following Tuesday Teaser from Upload!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.  Everyone is invited to play along.  Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Share the title and author as well so that others can add the book to their To Be Read list!

This week I am reading Upload by Mark McClelland.  Check out the teaser and synopsis below:

The group made their way through what felt like an ancient fog-enshrouded crypt, down crowded plaster-walled corridors, ethereal voices whispering eerie bits of poetry.  Raymond leaned forward, over Anya’s shoulder.  Page 72


Synopsis:  His criminal past catching up with him, a troubled young man seeks escape into digital utopia by uploading his consciousness into a computer – just as first love casts his life in a new light.  In this thrilling near-future science-fiction novel, Mark McClelland explores the immense potential of computer-based consciousness and the philosophical perils of simulated society.