Eric Watts, teenage computer hacker, hacks into a university supercomputer. What can he do in such a big data storage space? He decides, as an experiment, to download his entire brain into it. The experiment works. But it kills him. His body is dead, but his brain is still alive, preserved inside the supercomputer. Eric uses CAD/CAM technology to install a wireless internet connection into his corpse's brain stem, and he brings his body back to life. Eric goes back to school, normal in every way---except for the fact that he is dead, of course. Interesting, he thinks. He decides he has found a way to live eternally---until he discovers that his former hacker buddies have just launched a new computer virus, which is due to shut down all the major supercomputers on the planet. Suddenly, it's Eric against the world.
Fast-moving thriller for 11-to-14 age group. The story, narrated by Eric's female classmate, is suitable for boys and girls. Early test-runs of this book sold out at high speed. A few copies of a Hong Kong schools edition may be still available. A full international edition will be published in 2006. Published in 2005 in Germany as "Cyberboy".