If you liked Neuromancer and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, you'll love the MAZE…
Sunny Grimm found her son with a strap around his head.
An infamous symbol is embossed between his eyes, one that people only whisper about—the mark of awareness leaping. Where players launch into virtual realities. Where anything goes and investors make millions.
Critics, however, refuse to call it a game.
They argue that reality confusion will be the end of humanity. Still, there are many who play because the rewards great. But the risks are steep and few ever win.
Losers never wake.
Sunny goes on a mad search for her son and the people responsible for allowing him to play. She knows the Maze is more than a game but she doesn't care. She only wants her son back.
Will she lose herself in the search?
REVIEWS FOR GREY GRIMM
"I'm a huge fan of Philip K. Dick… this feels like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." –Jonica, Amazon Reviewer
"Absolutely loved it." –Fredrox, Reviewer
"Spectacular." –W. Nickels, Reviewer
"Twists and twists and twists." -- Reviewer
"Fantastic book – amazing world building…" Informed reader, Reviewer
"well-written, intelligent and makes you think."-- Reviewer
"Highly recommended for any sci-fi fan." -- Reviewer
"Excellent psychological thriller that plays with your mind." –J Phillips, Reviewer
"Keeps the action and the twists coming!" -- Reviewer
"Thrill ride." –Riann F., Reviewer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The trick to lucid dreaming is to realize that you are asleep and "wake up" without leaving the dream state. If you can master that, you can do all sorts of amazing things within the dreamscape, some of which can carry forward into your waking state. Would this also hold true for a truly immersive virtual reality? Grey, and his mother Sunny, are trapped in just such a reality where all they really need to do is wake up to the fact that they're dreaming. Much easier said, than done... As with many of Tony's books, this is something of a psychological thriller with twist upon plot twist from beginning to end. Highly recommended.
Who says artificial reality is benign - obviously they've never encountered the Maze before. An unsettling and disconcerting puzzle to solve. What's real - what's not. Can one's memory and senses be trusted? It's Matrix-like but more cerebral, also more down to earth and as a consequence it's much more impactful. Following Grey Grimm, his mother Sunny and his dissolute father, along with the equally well developed secondary characters, through this maze (sorry about the pun, but it's a very pertinent adjective) of a story was totally compelling. Don't think I came up for air between the first words of the book and the last. If you've not yet read any of Bertauski's books, this is a superb one to start with!