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The Moon Maze Game (Dream Park Series #4)

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    The Dream Park series is wonderful, everyone should read this one. Niven is so great, I collect from everything he writes and enjoy them all. It is wonderful how so many of his books tie in with others, even another of his several series.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Recommended but disappointing as well

    I've been a Dream Park fan since the first novel game out. I think I've read it five or six times over the years, and its two sequels at least three times each. Being in the gaming industry, Dream Park represents a dream that many of us would like to see come into being. A new Dream Park novel is a chance to revisit that dream and enjoy the wonder and mystery of a fantasy world embedded in the lives and competitions of gamers with their own real-life issues, with the whole thing wrapped around a mystery such as a murder or industrial espionage. In the previous novels, the solution of this mystery drove the story but the Game itself was front and center, and the mystery was solved within its context. This fourth entry is different. Here the Game feels like it's merely a background for a hostage/captive/rescue story. This is too bad. Though Niven and Barnes tell a great story and the writing is bold and excellent as always, it's not for me a Dream Park story. The mythos they create for their game is imaginative and wonderful, and it deserved better than simply becoming a setting; yes, another game is created between terrorists and hostages, but that's a whole other story...not a Dream Park story. On the other hand, any chance to revisit the Dream Park world is worth the price, and I hope the authors will consider a fifth try.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    The fourth Dream Park game theory based science fiction is an entertaining thriller

    In 2085 the colonized Moon hosts the latest Live Action Role Playing Game based on H.G. Wells' classic First Men in the Moon. The contest will be broadcast live to the moon colonists and to those living on earth. The chosen ones to participate include famous gamemaster Xavier, Prince Ali of the African Republic of Kikaya whose father is President for Life and the royal's bodyguard Scotty Griffin, and Xavier's competitors Wayne Gibson and Angelique Chan.

    However, the Live Action Role Playing Game turns deadly when Shotz leads his ruthless gang on an invasion of the moon landscape. His unit captures game participants killing some and holding others hostage as they demand the President for Life Abdul abdicates. The problem for Shotz and his professional mercenaries is they are gaming on Xavier's turf.

    The fourth Dream Park game theory based science fiction (see The Barsoom Project and The California Voodoo Game) is an entertaining thriller that extrapolates present economic and political trends seven decades into the future. The story line starts slow and in some ways repeats its predecessor even with the game base being radically different but fans of the saga will enjoy this action-packed lunar landing.

    Harriet Klausner

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