Monday, April 30, 2007BOOKENDS
Epic by Conor Kostick
Hundreds of years into the future, people are scraping out a poor existence on a new world. A rich and powerful government rules over the poor working class -- they withhold basic necessities and require citizens to slave for hours a day to scratch out a living -- penny by penny -- in a virtual fantasy world called Epic. When Erik and his friends seek revenge for grievances against his parents, they succeed in undermining some of the basic principles of the game and destabilizing the virtual world -- only to find themselves up against the most powerful and merciless players -- the Committee who rules New Earth.
A fantasy wrapped in a speculative fiction with all the feeling of a video game. This is a great book for fantasy game players, for readers of dystopic futuristic fiction, and for those who just enjoy an energetic adventure plot. It was written by one of the writers of the first online virtual world, so the author definitely knows what he's writing about.
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~emily - 8:49 AM~
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