By: Besher, Alexander

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SF novel, second in the trology, following RIM (1994) and followed by CHI (1998).

''China-born Japanese-raised US editor, who published David Lindsay's posthumous tales The Violet Apple; And, the Witch (1976) in his Chicago Review Press, and who began to publish sf in English (some stories had appeared in Japanese) with his Rim cycle, comprising Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality (1994), Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality (1998) and Chi (1999). The first of these is perhaps the most innovative - Brian Stableford has used a term of his own coinage, Orphean Fantasy, to describe the tale's conflation of Virtual Reality and the classic Underworld, and the immersive descent of its protagonist into a realm where (as in most Posthumous Fantasies) he must not only quest for a loved one but sort out his life. The protagonist, a ''consciousness detective'' from a near future California, discovers that his son is trapped in a vast Virtual Reality world, which has gone down after an enormous earthquake in Tokyo; descending into the ''hell'' of this disjunctive psycho-space, which Besher has based partly on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, he experiences fully the raw the technology/biology interfaces that govern the new century'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Mir.

Author Name: Besher, Alexander

Categories: Other,

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 1998.

ISBN Number: 1857235312

ISBN Number 13: 9781857235319

Binding: Trade paperback original.

Grading: Fine (as new) copy.

Seller ID: 05575