The eighties. Online chat. Suicide. There´s never been a coming-of-age novel like this. On ChatNet, the online hangout for teenagers, nobody uses their real names. Calvin AKA Iron Man is best friends with Gabriel AKA Dionysus, and they both fall for Brooke AKA Sister of Mercy. Gabriel kills himself and Calvin takes it upon himself to figure out what drove Gabe over the edge. Dionysus Logged Out is A Separate Peace fast-forwarded into the information age. It´s literature for geeks.
James David King was born in Berkeley, California in 1969. He was addicted to online chat in 1986. He recovered in 1987. He began writing Dionysus Logged Out in 1994, and finished in 2004. In 2001, he led the Beyond Baroque Fiction Workshop in Venice. King has lived in Berkeley, Szeged, Sydney, and San Diego. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two cats.