The Barsoom Project

The Barsoom Project

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Haunted by her past encounter in Dream Park, where the horrific special effects became real, Eviane returns to confront her nightmares but gets entangled in a vicious game where she is stalked by a killer.

McMillan Palgrave

A visionary science fiction classic from Larry Niven and Steven Barnes.

The Barsoom Project is the direct sequel to 1981's Dream Park. Eviane's first visit to the-state-of-art amusement arena Dream Park ended in disaster: the special effects had seemed more real than life... until the holograms she was shooting with live ammunition turned out to be solid flesh and blood... and very, very dead.

Haunted by the past, rebounding from a lengthy spell in a mental hospital, she has returned to Dream Park to exorcise a nightmare that has become reality. But in Dream Park, nothing is what it seems. The Inuit mythology controlling the images is part of a "Fat Ripper Special" designed to implant new behavioral memes. The players are struggling against the game master, one another, and their own demons. And there is a killer who wants to ensure Eviane never regains her matter what it costs.

Blending together hard science fiction with virtual reality and RPG-like fantasy games, The Barsoom Project is SF at the cutting edge and a classic creation from two of the genre's most beloved writers.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2014, c1998
Edition: 1st Tor mass market ed
ISBN: 9780765365460
Branch Call Number: PB SCIFI NIV
Characteristics: x, 384 p. ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barnes, Steven 1952-


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Oct 11, 2016

So, it's justifiable to ask, seems to me, does one of the great SF writers of the 20th Century get a free pass when he turns out a pot boiler piece of time-wasting trash? Or puts his name on one written by a ghost writer, maybe.

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