A thrilling story of virtual reality - and its lethal potential - from the author Ray Bradbury called 'The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.'
In a USAF lab in Ohio, combat veteran and test pilot Jerry Adair experiences for the first time flight simulation enhanced by Virtual Reality. He dies.
At school in Orlando, Florida, twelve-year-old Angela, gliding through the VR underwater wonderland, finds the mermaid princess watching over her father. He is dead.
Jace Lowrey is the brilliant one. Dan Santorini, the quiet, regular guy. As a team they are unbeatable. Their ideas work. Up into beyond-the-state-of-the-art reality.
Ideas that a corporation - or a government agency - would kill for. Realities that can overwhelm...
'The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.' Ray Bradbury
The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world. - Ray Bradbury
A masterful storyteller - Vector
Fun, thought-provoking, pacy and stylish . . . Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asimov used to do so well. - SFX on VENUS
A splendid book . . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important. - Arthur C. Clarke
Vivid, poetic and wonder-provoking. - Foundation on JUPITER
An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than ninety futuristic novels and non-fiction books. RETURN TO MARS, MARS, DEATH DREAM, BROTHERS and the two novels in the Moonbase saga - Moonrise and Moonwar - are the most recent. He and his wife live in Florida.