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Book Information: (1999) [Novel]
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Leonora (Leo) is an Asian-Italian-American teenager with a rotten attitude and a genius I.Q. Thrown out of twelve schools and fluent in as many languages, she's sent to live with her grandmother in the Philippines, where she spends all her time in a computer environment called Apeiron - a parasitic virtual reality program which drove its mad creator to dive headlong into a gorge. Only in Apeiron can Leo shed the awkward body of an adolescent girl and emerge in the persona of Fergus, the warrior; only in Apeiron can she hobnob with Socrates and John Lennon. But one day the only boy she's ever liked disappears, and Leo, in a quest to rescue him, finds herself lured into the program's computer generated hell. A post-modern tilt at Alice in Wonderland, a computer-age Catcher in the Rye, is above all the story of a young woman's search for the lost world of her ancestors in a society in which technology has replaced community.
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Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyCyberpunk and Virtual Reality
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Alice in Cyberland! A brilliant and engaging first novel with uncommon energy and sophistication." John Barth
  • "If a writer's reputation can be established with just one published work, this one's it. In a nutshell it's a helluva novel: Deeply intelligent, eminently readable, highly exotic, and practically flawless. I couldn't put the darn thing down." Stephen Dixon
  • "A heroic journey that would make Joseph Campbell's head spin. Disorienting, new, and utterly diverting." Pagan Kennedy
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Manifested in: (1999)

ISBN: 0965457877

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