The lore and legends around the underground game known as Rabbits gain new dimensions in The Quiet Room, a twisty tale set in the world of the hit Rabbits podcast.
After nearly winning the eleventh iteration of Rabbits, the mysterious alternate reality game so vast it uses the entire world as its canvas, Emily Connors suddenly finds herself trapped in a dimensional stream where the game does not exist. At all. Except . . . why do sinister figures show up to stop her every time she goes looking? Does Rabbits truly not exist, or is it being hidden? And if it’s being hidden, why—and by whom?
Meanwhile, architect and theme park designer Rowan Chess is having the weirdest month of his life, full of odd coincidences and people who appear one moment and vanish the next, with no trace they ever even existed. The game that is hiding from Emily seems to have found Rowan—with a vengeance.
But only when Rowan and Emily meet do things start to get dangerous, for together they uncover a conspiracy far deeper and deadlier than either of them expected—one that could forever change the nature not only of the game, but of reality itself.
About the Author
Terry Miles is an award-winning filmmaker and the creator of the Public Radio Alliance and that network’s series of hit podcasts: Tanis, Rabbits, The Black Tapes, and The Last Movie. He splits his time between the dark emerald gloom of the Pacific Northwest and sunny Los Angeles.
Praise for Rabbits
“Seemingly benign coincidences become clues to a mind-bending scavenger hunt in [Terry] Miles’s outstanding debut technothriller. . . . It’s a wild ride and it proves impossible to put down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A taut mystery for a time of conspiratorial madness, a frightening romp that forcefully reminds us of the terrible plausibility of conspiratorial thinking.”—Cory Doctorow, author of Attack Surface and How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism
“Spellbinding . . . a twisty, timey-wimey roller coaster that morphs seamlessly from treasure hunt to conspiracy thriller to escape room.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Rabbits chases the mysteries at the heart of gaming and popular culture. Cancel your evening plans and follow Terry Miles down the rabbit hole.”—Max Gladstone, Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author
“Rabbits is a story for readers who don’t think the stakes in Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One were nearly high enough. And for those who think The Matrix didn’t have nearly enough conspiracy theories or coincidences. . . . And for anyone who believed that the TV series Lost was a bit too straightforward after all.”—Library Journal
“Rabbits is an addictive puzzle box of a book that’ll have you obsessing over every little detail. Do not start this if you have plans that day—you’ll just end up canceling them.”—Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
“Exciting and thought provoking . . . Terry Miles’s debut novel, Rabbits, is all about reality: discrepancies, changes and patterns. Or, more precisely, it’s about the moments of unreality that we tend to shake off. . . . It will leave you looking for those discrepancies—in a sense, playing your own game of Rabbits—long after Rabbits is over.”—BookPage
“Dude, I dug the hell out of this book. The mix of ’80s pop culture nostalgia and a thrilling mystery made it impossible to put it down.”—Derek Kolstad, creator and writer of the John Wick franchise