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Jon Sciler, 27, is a Far Warrior, a group of game players and computer whizzes hired to rescue a colony on the planet Dirangesept (they stay in orbit, and control 'autoids' on the surface--hence game players rather than soldiers). When the mission goes awry--through no fault of the Far Warriors--they are blamed by almost all of society upon their return, eighteen Earth years later (the Warriors themselves were in suspended animation). Most of the Far Warriors become mentally unstable; Sciler, who is also a poet, is one of the more stable ones---which makes him perfect for the research of Chrye Roffe, a psychology graduate student studying the Far Warriors. In a world where many have retreated into virtual reality games to avoid the gloom and doom of a planet in exorable decay, Sciler is hired by a company called Maze to test a new game, one that involves magic. But there is more to the game than meets the eye, and some of the testers are dying....
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality War or Invasion    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   telekinesis

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   neutral aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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