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The year is 2333 and war has been raging for the last 300 years. The inhabitants of earth live in safety on earth in large domed cities run entirely by computer. The same computer runs the war and makes sure that the war remains in designated war zones and predicts outcomes including loss of life and loss of ships. Citizens of earth get daily updates over their television butnow the computer has decided to add a random factor...war moves into shipping land and suddenly the war seems very very real to the inhabitants of earth. A young human called Dirk and two space combatants called Ylon and Blast have hacked into the computer and together they must find out what has gone wrong with their nice tidy little war and how to put things right.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   kills without good reason Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   fighting bad computer AI Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   computer programmer Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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