A lightning fast and scorchingly observant novel of the moment,Version Zerois a thrilling, humorous adult debut from the brilliant mind ofNew York Timesbestselling author David Yoon.
Reboot the present. Save the future.
Max, a data whiz at the Facebook-like social media company Wren, has gotten a firsthand glimpse of the dark side of big tech. When he starts asking questions about what his company is doing with the data they collect, he finds himself fired…and then blackballed across all of Silicon Valley.
With time on his hands and inside knowledge about the biggest tech companies, Max and his longtime friend–and sometime crush–Akiko, decide to get even by…essentially, rebooting the internet. After all, in order to fix things, sometimes you have to break them. But when Max and Akiko join forces with a reclusive tech baron, they learn that breaking things can have unintended–and disastrous–consequences. And those consequences will ripple across the world, effecting every level of society in ways no one could have imagined.