virtual reality -- fiction

Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde

Deadly Pink by Vivian Vande Velde

Grace Pizzelli lacks pizzazz—or sparkle or brilliance or whatever you want to call it—unlike her brainy, beautiful, popular sister Emily. Grace was dozing off peacefully one day in trigonometry class when an unexpected summons to the principal’s office interrupted her nap. Mom was there, looking frantic and very un-put-together and, frankly, very unMomlike. Emily is missing. No, not her body. They know right where that is, but her mind is stuck somewhere in a video game. On purpose, no less, which is very unlike the totally perfect college student and computer genius everybody knows. In Deadly Pink, by Vivian Vande Velde, the Rasmussen gaming company has a huge problem. Players can only stay in total immersion games for so long before their bodies can’t take it anymore. If Emily doesn’t come out soon, she’s in big trouble, not to mention Rasmussen having a giant publicity meltdown over their dead programmer. Not dead as in messed-up-in-the-game-start-over dead, but really dead.

The Matrix

By Keanu Reeves

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Neo was an average man working a dead-end job during the day and performing online crimes at night, looking for the answer to the question that had plagued him all his life: What is the Matrix?
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True Names by Vernor Vinge and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier

By James Frenkel

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Written in 1981, this is story of remarkable prescience which tells of a virtual world in which people live and commit crimes, in which the more power one has in the virtual world, the more power one has in the real world.

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Idoru

By William Gibson

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While a member of the music group Lo/Rez’s fan club goes looking into why one of the duo has decided to marry a virtual celebrity, a data specialist reveals a secret to the public and their paths unexpectedly intersect.

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Dream Park

By Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

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For 15 virtual reality gamers undertaking a four-day quest, the fantasy slaying of monsters, is suddenly interrupted by murder.
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