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Fiction Apocalyptic & Post-apocalyptic

Nirvana

by (author) J.R. Stewart

Publisher
Blue Moon Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2015
Category
Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Technological, Dystopian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780993639760
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone's deepest desires may be realized - even visits with Andrew.Although Kenders knows that this version of Andrew is virtual, when he asks for her assistance revealing Hexagon's dark secret, she cannot help but comply. Soon after, Kenders and her closest allies find themselves in a battle with Hexagon, the very institution they have been taught to trust. After uncovering much more than she expected, Kenders' biggest challenge is determining what is real - and what is virtual.Nirvana is a fast-paced, page-turning young adult novel combining elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Part of a trilogy, this book introduces readers to a young woman who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so./

 

About the author

J.R. Stewart has worked on many corporate projects throughout a prolific IT academic and consulting career, and has been involved with many confidential virtual reality projects. After working on advanced VR technologies for over a decade, Stewart grew concerned about the implications of this work and the possible psychological effects that it may have on its users.

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Editorial Reviews

"Intriguing meld of virtual reality, species extinction, and corporate evil." - Wendy Stephens, Director,United States Board on Books for Young People