This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The year is 2080 and the world is crowded. To feed the nearly 17 billion, the earth has been divided into agriculture or city. There is no in between, no margin for error in this high-tech world. Farms are ultra-efficient enterprises using the latest engineered crops, enormous plants manipulated to grow in any season and produce fantastic yields. Cities are dense and overcrowded, stuffed with men and women working endless hours to pay for their needs. Their only relief is Virtual Reality – a synthetic world where any fantasy is possible – where a person can look like anyone, be anywhere. It is no wonder people spend every waking hour “jacked in” to this imaginary world. Access to Virtual Reality is controlled by one company, owned by one man. Tatsuo Hamachi has accumulated vast wealth, but his desire for power is greater. Now, he has discovered a way to connect human minds directly, without the need of Virtual Reality headsets, where thoughts can flow as easily as electricity through a wire. When every human mind is connected – he stands to be leader of them all. There are a few who have rejected technology for a simpler life. Their only desire is to be left in peace. When Alvar, their leader, becomes an unwilling guinea pig for Hamachi’s experiments, he must fight not only for his own mind, but those of the entire world.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Jay Magidson was born in Southern California in 1959. He now lives in a rural area not too far from Aspen, Colorado. He is married with two children. Jay lives in a world of art and artists. His wife is a successful artist and he owned and managed art galleries for more than three decades. Jay’s weekly art essays were published to reader acclaim in The Aspen Daily News and The Roaring Fork Sunday. He was also a guest writer for The Aspen Sojourner Magazine. "Threshold of the Mind" is Jay’s third book. His first book, "Shira’s Wish," a children’s book with photographs by award winning photographer, Bobbie Goodrich was released in 2011. It is being widely hailed by young readers. "Colors," his second book, is a collection of dark short stories that was released in 2012. Kirkus Review wrote: “This eerie novella in stories recalls Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone.” And Kathryn Rabinow, Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston wrote: “Oh wow!!! Oh my!!! I couldn’t put the book down; at times I couldn’t stop my pulse from racing; at times I wanted to rush to your house and take away all pills and sharp knives from your cupboards and drawers.” Science Fiction has long been Jay’s love, to read it and to write it. Science Fiction is the last bastion of the dreamer, where an idea becomes reality. It is no accident that so many films and Television shows are based on Science Fiction stories. As long as we have imagination, these stories will continue to intrigue and inspire us. To learn more about the author and his writing go to: www.JayMagidson.com
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Stratumentis, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M098402137X
Book Description Stratumentis. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 322 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.73 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk098402137X
Book Description Stratumentis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 098402137X Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # XM-098402137X