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Interview: Marie Lu, author of Warcross

Sep 7, 2017

New from New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu comes WARCROSS, a dazzling adventure set in a future not too far off from our own time. In the world of WARCROSS, people worldwide are constantly logging into Warcross, a virtual reality combat game. Teenage hacker Emika Chen is a great player, but an even better bounty hunter. Struggling to make ends meet, she hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championship and becomes an overnight sensation. Convinced she is going straight to prison, Emika panics, but she soon receives a call from the game's mysterious billionaire creator --- and he has an unusual offer that she simply cannot refuse. In celebration of the release of WARCROSS, we interviewed Marie Lu about her inspiration for the book, her love of gaming, and what she hopes readers will take away from the scientific developments that make Warcross possible. Read below to see her answers.