Moby Digital is a novelette about a group of people who get caught in a VR simulation of the novel, Moby Dick. It’s up to an intrepid free-lance IT troubleshooter to rescue them. It first appeared in the December 2008 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine.
It got a favorable response on The Library Thing, SFRevu, and the Analog 2009 reader’s poll.
And yes, the artwork is my own, I was trying for an eight-bit feel. A 1980s Moby Dick arcade game where you could play Ahab or the Whale, now that would have been something to see. Maybe it’s an idea for a mobile game app. If Ahab wins, he gets attacked by Greenpeace.
In the meantime, my story costs 99 cents on Amazon.