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I first read this in June 2000.
In the near future there is a new technology about to hit the streets. This is an
full-immersion Virtual Reality broadcast technology.
Alex Munn, a scriptwriter, has written the first few episodes of this new
series. Now, He's disillusioned and burnt out. He's fed up with the
new series and all he really want's to do is spend time in the virtual
world he's been building for himself. Furthermore, he's still
suffering from his divorce, and his ex-wife is not making it easy to
Then there are a few surreal, almost dreamlike attacks on his life.
He's beginning to get a real problem with
what looks like an impossible seepage between the real and the
virtual worlds. Some of his friends are murdered and collecting some
replacement friends he attempts to puzzle out what is going on.
Can he do it before he and they are killed?
This was really rather good. It was taut and exciting, something
of a detective novel, I enjoyed, rather unexpectedly, the historical
descriptions and particularly the scenes with the enterprising Cosmo.
What else has it got? Some exhibitionistic sexuality (but sadly no
aliens), good humour and the wonderful Rodney technique of self-defense.
Loaded on the 16th May 2001.