Bestselling author Tad Williams broke new ground in 1996 with his wonderfully imaginative novel OTHERLAND. The place is an incredibly complex and detailed virtual reality, home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares of its users and creators. The conspiracy threatens to sacrifice our Earth for the promise of this far more exclusive place. And, somehow, Otherland is claiming the Earth's most valuable source, its children.Then came OTHERLAND TWO: RIVER OF BLUE FIRE, which firmly established the series as a landmark in imaginative fiction, challenging and thrilling even more readers. Now, in OTHERLAND THREE: MOUNTAIN OF BLACK GLASS, Tad Williams demonstrates ever greater virtuosity, entering ever more deeply into the conspiracy and the rich world of Otherland. Look out for more information on this book and others on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
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Former singer, shoe-seller and radio show host, Tad Williams is now a full-time writer. His MEMORY, SORROW and THORN series established him as one of the most internationally popular fantasy authors of recent years.Review:
Otherland, the quartet of which Mountain of Black Glass is the powerful third part, combines some terrifying speculation on the future of virtual reality with adventures none the less terrifying because they are technologised dreaming--these are dreams from which the adventurers cannot awaken and in which, if they die, they are dead...An epidemic of comatose children has led Rennie and her San friend !Xabbu into the net and to a series of dream worlds created as palaces by the corrupt aspiring immortals, the Grail Brotherhood; two of those children, Orlando and Fredericks, have become adventurers in their own right, while their parent s' lawyer Ramsey follows real world money, and lesbian cop Calliope tracks a serial killer with serious ambitions to become an angry god. In this volume we have adventures in a mythic Ancient Egypt and a rambling Gormenghast-like house before all the virtual adventurers meet where they were always destined to, before the walls of Troy... All around, death. It was not a quiet presence during the long day--not a pale-faced maiden bringing surceasse from pain, not a skillful reaper with a scalpel-sharp blade... Death on the Trojan plain was a crazed beast that roared and clawed and smashed, Tad Williams takes the gameworld and turns it on its head, passionately; how do we know that what bleeds does not feel pain? He is writing a classic of cyberspace adventure which has a sorrowful heart. Roz Kaveney, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW
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Book Description Orbit, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1857239903