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The first in a four-book series, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow is a complex suspense novel of the near future, where virtual reality has expanded ...Show synopsisThe first in a four-book series, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow is a complex suspense novel of the near future, where virtual reality has expanded to encompass all aspects of society. National, physical, and mental boundaries are limited only by the virtue or darkness of the imagination, offering an entirely new level of freedom to people in all walks of life. But a blood-chilling conspiracy involving the world's most powerful individuals now threatens to shatter this world to its very core.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs...Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Fine condition. Daw Books, 1997. First...Fine in Fine jacket. Fine condition. Daw Books, 1997. First edition-first printing(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9). Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, two small nicks on the edges of the cover and spine) with Dj(a couple of small nicks, scratches and crease on the Dj cover), both in fine condition. Illustrated inside the front and back cover, b/w drawings. The book is as new with two small nicks and small colour mark on the outer edges of the pages, a couple of small nicks on the edges of the pages. Nice and clean book as new with ligh shelf wear on the Dj cover.774pp including Foreword, author's note. Price un-clipped. A collectable first edition-first printing. Heavy book(approx 1.4 Kg). This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: When Renie Sulaweyo's younger brother, Stephen, returns from the Net after visiting Mister J's, a virtual reality equivalent of the Hellfire Club, she's worried about him. When his next Net trip leaves him in a coma, Renie is terrified and angry. Soon she discovers evidence that other children have lapsed into comas under similar circumstances. A professor of computer science and an adept user of the Net, Renie retraces Stephen's trail and enters Mister J's but barely escapes with her own mind intact. After her adventure, she discovers that someone has downloaded into her computer the impossibly complex image of a fantastic golden city. Then her apartment is fire-bombed, she loses her job and another professor whom she has recruited to help her decipher the mystery is murdered. It's clear that Renie has angered someone with almost unlimited power, but she remains determined to save her brother. In the first book in what is projected to be, in effect, a single, enormous four-volume novel, Williams (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn) proves himself as adept at writing science fiction as he is at writing fantasy. His 21st-century South Africa, where blacks run the government and pursue careers but where whites control most economic power, rings true. His version of the Net, although obviously indebted to Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and other novels, is detailed and fascinating. Best of all, however, are Williams's well-drawn, sympathetic characters, including Renie and her family, her student! Xabbu, the mysterious invalid Mister Sellars and a host of other folk, all of whom hope to solve the mystery of the terrifying VR environment called Otherland.
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This series is absolutely phenomenal. The characters are very real, the imagery very vivid, and the plot is so rich and complex, I had a hard time putting the books aside.
I am absolutely a fan of Tad Williams, forevermore!
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