Otherland Book Summary and Study Guide

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A cyber punk novel with fantasy worlds that exist in Virtual Reality. The main character trys to discover what caused her brother to fall into a coma. Other characters across the globe experience weird phenomenon in VR and all are drawn to the secret world of Otherland, a VR world beyond comprehesion.
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The review of this Book prepared by Bravo_Leader

The characters are trapped in a virtual reality setting. At first, they think it is only a virtual reality, but they can die in it, or worse. The story starts with the main character finding out about a worldwide epidemic that her brother is affected with. This epidemic seems to be linked to Virtual Reality, as she finds out. The characters discover Otherland, and attempt to find out what it is there for.

Meanwhile, two detectives seek a depraved killer with powers to destroy electric devices. The killer is also hunting the group trapped in virtual reality.

This is a great book, I highly recommend it.
The review of this Book prepared by Boaz Haberman

It can't be done! This story is epic-like, complex, with great sci-fi and fantasy elements. Otherland is an incredible computer network that is taking the lives of children. Courageous characters get sucked in so they can solve the mystery and save loved ones.
The review of this Book prepared by Debbie Savannah George

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality    -   fighting bad computer AI Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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