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Omnitopia Dawn

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

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    Not my kind of book

    I love computers/video games and I love Diane Duane. If that wasn't enough the cover looks pretty cool (I judge). Sadly this book took me a week to finish (I'm the type who can't put a book down once I start). There are a few key reasons I didn't like it.

    1) The story was BLAND. Based on the description you'd expect the story to be full of exciting twists and turns as two companies "battle it out." This does not happen AT ALL. The 'climaxes' felt more like "Finally the story is starting to move along. Hopefully something big happens soon." In fact, it isn't until the last third of the book that it actually becomes a decent read, except for one fundamental problem: 2) This story would make a better movie. I never thought I'd say that, but reading about a game, the world customization options, and the giant battle at the end wasn't interesting. I know she spent a lot of time trying to explain everything so you could get into her world, but that just didn't happen for me.

    By the end my reaction was simple "That's it?" I know she is having another book come out, but I really wish she'd work on A Young Wizard Series instead and submit this as a screenplay. I don't want people to dislike this book, but the fact of the matter is I had to force myself to finish it which is why I gave it one star. If you have a vivid imagination maybe you will get completely sucked into the story and the gameplay.

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  • Posted June 27, 2010

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    terrific techno-thriller

    By 2015, anyone who knows their name participates in multi-player on line games. The most popular of the interactive internet games is Dev Logan's Omnitopia. There are so many players; the game has surpassed TV and movies as the number one entertainment outlet in the world. Millions not just play, but prefer the reality of Omnitopia to their "real" existence.

    Dev and his crew begin a major upgrade to his game system. However, while working on the expansion, he is stunned to learn his creation is alive. Whereas he has always dueled with unscrupulous hackers, elected officials with false morals, and unprincipled industrial espionage operatives, he never lost sight that it was only a game. Now it is more than a game as he tries to keep the ruthless immoral thugs from murdering or kidnapping his "offspring".

    This is a terrific techno-thriller that uses the enthusiasm of game players to extract a near future in which on-line interactivity is the in thing. Although AI tales have starred frequently in books (Asimov) and movies (Spielberg), Omnitopia Dawn provides a fresh perspective due to a rotating 360 degree viewpoint. Fans will enjoy likable Dev's efforts to protect his child while also seeing how players, the expansion crew, and the devious look at Omnitopia.

    Harriet Klausner

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