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In the midst of the blue and purple neon lights, under the gray, metallic sky, it is the frontier... Read more
In the midst of the blue and purple neon lights, under the gray, metallic sky, it is the frontier of all data, the aftermath of a scientific revolution, also the border of fiction and reality.

Steel versus body; the past and the future.

Here, the Outer World and the Inner World exist alongside each other. It seems like the wall of time is right in front of your eyes.

Darkness gradually swallows the world.

But listen, my friend, we cannot use kindness to survive the darkness. We need fire. Collapse
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    chunkysilver
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    From what I can see the other world is a capitalistic dystopia and the travelers are from ~china* mostly
    so is it gonna be capitalism vs communism, like MC will be changing the world with communism.

    Interesting

    (hope doesn't turn into propaganda like capitalism is bad and the other one is good ) and points out the flaws in both ideologies.
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    Immortalyxssine
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    Man. The translation is so slow. This already has 800+ chaps. If it were to be translated fully, I'd binge it straight away. If you're hesitating whether to read it or not, just do so. Some things refer to [The First Order] (author's other novel which I haven't personally read). But I'm not sure whether it's gonna have some major connection between the two.

    The first dozen chapters didn't immediately hook me in, since it was a new type I haven't read. So, if you're like me, just stick in until he returns to the world then it gets better ('?' hopefully?)
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      Marlboro Red
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      [The First Order] definitely is connected to this.
      Very good world building and character development. The novel comes out alive like while reading, youll start to imagine if you were place in to his position or like the others what will happen to you. Will you die immediately? Or get the golden finger? Also has very good character interaction, not dry, very relatable and realistic.
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        Immortalyxssine
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        The only thing bothering me, is the release rate of the chapters. Tbh, if Chinese (Mandarin) wasn't the hardest language, I would've learnt it already to simply read novels and avoid MTL(that seriously burns brain cells). Any websites that have a higher amount of chaps for this novel?
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          Marlboro Red
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          Havent found any sites with more translated chapters of this. The mtl in mtlnovel. Com is really confusing sometimes and yeah burns brain cells, but its enough for me to understand. Sadly i reached the last updated chapter of it too.
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    tsid73
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    overall I like this author's work but like every other Chinese or even other novels too have.
    Every action of the MC is so exaggerated so hyped it's irritating like only MC has the brain to do something and if does something everyone will be praising him in their mind what a genius so calm so blah blah..it irks me so much.
    rest is good
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      PrinZNoiR
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      Man
      These novels were written for Chinese readers only.
      If they are successful in China, only then good translators pick them
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        tsid73
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        according to you, all the translated novels must be super popular that's why they got picked huh.
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          PrinZNoiR
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          Not super popular
          Atleast popular enough to get translator's interest
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          Penguin
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          Before Webnovels came to translation industry any translated novel was half step upper then most of english originals. After Webnovels got monopoly they started translate every shit that can get hier rank like endless pet novels or multiplying systems now (x10 000 reward or smth).

          You can be surprised but translation is work and choosing bottom rank just spending efforts without profit so source get chosen from top ranks, translator taste or available license.
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    Penguin
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    Author does great job to develop world he create. More you read more details from First Order appears but we have past(prequel) and future(this one) that connected perfectly but nothing in the middle.
    For such great worldbuilding and characters i can forgive most of few existed cons but i don't like how author make mcs personality. Both Ren Xiaosu and Qing Cheng selfless to the point when title "saint" not so wrong. Author made this novel mc slightly different but one time mc "realise" true way to live and become messiah that want stop suffering of lowest class and punishing himself for the sake of innocent suffering ppls. I was really disappoint when mc turns from CIA head mastermind to cheap Jesus cosplay (i don't know Jesus story actually but that comparison came to my head someway).

    If you read prequel and don't like Ren Xiaosu personality be careful with this one because mc's core same.
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      POPCORN_DEMON
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      Thanks for the info.
      In those shitty mc cases i just disregard them, in 1st order too i am just reading it for the plot.
      Well i guess this one also i will it read for plot and world building.
      If mc turns out to be jesus condom.
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        Penguin
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        Actually this one not so bad. This "Jesus" stuff starts about 470ch and before this point mc was less savior then Ren (not friends = no mercy) and after this point mc become much or same lvl Ren Xiaosu (if someone can be left alive they should stay alive). I was very close to drop on this arc but after it's slowly return to ok.
        You are right. Reading such high quality novels deserve to ignore some irritating details. Expessially when this details don't break story and logic.
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          Marlboro Red
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          Actually if you realize it, being a savior mc is something that could be understood and needed for the world MC is in. Remember that MC has been neglected and lonely but still knows that the world he lives in is so much different from the world he transmigrated to. If not only him and others as well transmigrates to this world back and forth, you can only imagine what this world will turn into. Because if the MC doesnt do a thing about it then he isnt an Mc. His present world will dive into chaos then both worlds wouldnt have a safe place anymore. If you were put into his place, I dont know if youll cry in panic or become a monster yourself. Its cringey if you make him an edgy MC who just kills. His ideas are what made this novel really great. His ability of super memory and calm disposition is overkill and his best weapons.
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            Penguin
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            Mc type is author chosen and his hand should make this decision logical and understandable. If author leave only one way for mc it's not like this way become greatest.
            Its cringey if you make him an edgy MC who just kills.

            We have only two mc type: savior and edgy, aren't we? Why mc can't live for himself and don't trow his live for others? Everything was great till that pig house arc and even his spontaneous good guy moves was okay but after that...

            Honestly i don't like ppls who use 'edgy' word bcoz they almost always replace any other words with 'edgy'. Edgy this, edgy that...
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              Marlboro Red
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              Who cares about your preference in people. "Edgy" is a word I use because if occasional readers could understand the point.
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                Penguin
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                i'm, the reader, can't understand the point. As i'm write above, 'edgy' enjoyers just replace every associal behavior and teenage like behavior and what they want meaning words with this one. What your definition of this word? Psycho, childish, 8th grade syndrome, pretending to be cool, killer, average chinese mc, serious and cunning, knowing limit, careful or what?

                Once i saw 'genius' that call Fang Yuan from Reverend Insanity as edgy. Since that moment i'm appreciate all user of that word as unworthy to be noticed. It's not like i saw only one example but this one was last i needed.

                And last: as nobody doesn't care about me so i don't care about others and just write what i want.
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                  Marlboro Red
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                  Like I said who cares about it if you dont like it or not? According to britannica dictionary, "edgy" could mean harsh and unkind quality, could also be irritable. Understandable now? Edgy is just a short term to use for characters who are negatively emotional so that most readers could at least get the point. What are you so over sensitive about?

                  Annoyed because what? Overly used? Got a lot of meanings? And here you are trying to make another term "jesus stuff". Thats a vague and ridiculous way of describing the MC and if you really read the mtl, you and I know he's never like that in the first place. I read your comment first about your jesus stuff before i read the novel that got me nearly avoiding this novel. What jesus stuff are you talking about? MC is ruthless, cunning and calculative, but his ideas for world building is what makes him savior.
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                  Penguin
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                  What jesus stuff are you talking about?

                  Self harming journey that forced from enemies to the place of redemption where his suffering make other ppls want to live, the place he 'reborn' and start new life?
                  "Air i breath full of suffering and i feel it for them" or smth like this line was literally wrote.
                  He suffer for our sins... Well knowed words that can good describe mc's decisions while arc i said.

                  If i can't title such events as jesus stuff i ready to edit my review.

                  Annoyed because what? Overly used? Got a lot of meanings?

                  Because everyone used it to replace more meanings than it's definition. Just like toxic, when toxic could be person who tell truth very kindly and carefully or toxic could be cursing machine gun that ruin communication place.
                  But ok, i get your point and even can say that i'm was wrong a little. English not my native and when i was look for edgy definition google say only about "nervous" and "sharp, exciting quality" (waybackmashine approved) and mostly i met this word as "behaviour of teenager that want establish domination" or smth similar, but now every dictionary has only one def that you write. Look like i'm loose point when new meanings of this word became official from slang but my point still stand and ppls use it as they like and what they want to say needed to guess.

                  Moreover edgy (unkind meaning) more like negative, derogatory characteristic. I was want to say that this novel mc need to decrease of selfless lvl in second part to achieve 10/10 from me. But you write like mc could be "disgusting person on mindless beast lvl" or what we get in novel.
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    Immortal phoenix
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    I love Author's First order(his other novel, and the prequel to this one).
    And I gotta say this novel didn't lower my expectations at all.
    An MC with a brain, a fascinating futuristic world (mix of sci-fi and cultivation), intriguing characters and their interactions, no useless unreasonable character to ruin the story.
    Throw them into a mix and this is what you get.
    Novel discription by Qoob;
    Amidst a backdrop of neon blues and purples, underneath the steel latticework of sky, standing at the forefront of technology, lies a world that has overcome a scientific revolution, a world that serves as the interface between the real and the illusory, the biotic and the electronic, the past and the future.
    The darkness is slowly encroaching upon us—but you must understand, my friend, we can't stand against the darkness with warmth and kindness. We need fire.

    4.5/5 for me
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    Pixlr
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    Clearly mentions Ren Xiaosu & Yang Xiaojin in Ch.157.
    So yeah both novels share the universe.
    And Ch.161 is a huge spoiler. So if you plan to read TFO, read that first then read this.
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      Kuro_Nox
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      Are you reading MTL?
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    Acedia.
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    okay, so f#ck first of all i didn't expect this novel to be so good. it's realistic no its much better to say the novel is 'alive'

    my point about this novel being alive is their interactions, scenarios, and conversations that you wouldn't even notice that this is a story

    i can't explain it properly butt it's not like those other stories where the writer will just say 'he's happy or he's sad' the author here will express that thru actions and so
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      Acedia.
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      also their conversations have emotions. they're not just some characters that will talk about something and done they have real interactions with each other
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        Acedia.
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        about the mc he's uh gifted? genius? i don't know what word should i choose for me to express my amazement in our main character here.

        basically he's what you would expect from a matured guy?? it's inappropriate to call him a teenager because of he's mindset

        he also has emotions but not to the point that the author would exaggerate it for him to become an hero. he's also ruthless and calm in dangerous and confusing situations
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          Acedia.
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          forgive my english here because uhm it's not my first language. and please correct me if you notice any wrong grammar or whatever, thank you!!
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    BigSlon
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    There was a very good novel until the author for some reason introduced an allusion to Harry Potter. I'm shocked.
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    gfcz
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    MC name is Qing Cheng (pronounced Ching Cheng) which is like the most streotypical chinese which somehow feels insulting
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    Gott-höchste
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    Quote: Kuro_Nox
    It's a pretty good novel, it's basically like 48 Hours, but instead of him going into different simulations he gets transmigrated to the future with a bunch of people at random intervals, it's really cool. The MC is a great factor on why this novel is so good, and it dosen't have Chinese propaganda so that's a plus. I've only seen one reference to the First Order, no connection other than that as of yet.

    Is 48 hours good? give me a summary
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      changen4125
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      It's decent. I really liked it except near the end where it started stretching out the missions. The overall plot of the story in the real world is actually pretty interesting as MC is not given the power randomly (shocked pikachu) and there is an actual plot.
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      Kuro_Nox
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      48 hours premise is basically a 'random' dude gets a watch that gives him an extra 24 hours every day that he can to whatever he wants, it's pretty boring in the first chapters but that's mainly because the author is giving everyone a backstory and worldbuilding, it gets really good when the MC starts going into simulations which basically put him into different situations, like he was a race car driver once and pirate the next one( the pirate arc made a lot of people drop the novel because it's long as hell, but i didn't really mind it), there's a twist regarding the simulation and the watch but that's a big spoiler so it's better if you read it yourself.
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        Gott-höchste
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        Thanks
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