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Author: S J Kincaid
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

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Genre/Form: War fiction
War stories
Science fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology
Dystopian fiction
Juvenile works
War stories, American
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S J Kincaid
ISBN: 9780062092991 0062092995 9781471400001 147140000X 9780062093004 0062093002
OCLC Number: 757483435
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection, 2012.
Description: 446 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Fourteen-year-old Tom Raines looks set to go the same way as his listless, gambling addict of a father, with no hope for the future --
until one day everything changes. Tom is recruited by the State to become a Combatant: one of an elite group of teen soldiers, chosent for their unique virtual reality skills, to fight World War III in space. But is Tom's future really as safe as the army claims? Are there spies, and corruption, in their numbers? And what happens when you question the rules?
Responsibility: S.J. Kincaid.


What if playing computer games could save the world...and the Government's secret weapon was you?Tom Raines is suddenly recruited into the US Army to train as a virtual reality Combatant to see if he  Read more...


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With its mixture of school intrigue and space battles, Insignia reads like a mash-up between The Last Starfighter and Harry Potter. It's exciting ... a good cyber-adventure for teens -- Will Salmon * Read more...

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Futuristic Action Adventure

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2013-01-25) Excellent Permalink

The main character lives in an alternate future where people go to school and work online. Tom is chosen to join an academy for electronic soldiers. They choose companies to fight for and battle for land rights on planets in the solar system. At first Thomas enjoys a chance at being someone, but Medusa,...
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