The Shift

The Shift

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Contributing to a dramatic new virtual-reality television series, writer Alex Munn dabbles in his own virtual-reality creations in his spare time and must run for his life when one of his violent characters escapes

Blackwell North Amer
Alex Munn is a disillusioned Manhattan television writer for a soap opera called Pain in the Afternoon. He drinks too much, is recently divorced and totally burned out. Then he's introduced to Virtix, a virtual reality technology so good that the viewer can't tell the difference between real life and Real Life, a Virtix show filled with sex, adventure, and violence.
But what really captures Alex's imagination is a story line he's created for a program he calls Munn's World. It depicts a New York of the 1850s, complete with horse-drawn carriages clip-clopping down grimy, poverty-ridden streets. Here a serial killer called the Fishman is on the prowl, disemboweling victims on the Bowery. His main nemesis is a lone cop named Alex Munn.
What happens next is impossible, unscripted, and absolutely terrifying. For the Fishman has somehow escaped and followed Alex into the present, turning Alex's world into a virtual nightmare.

Baker
& Taylor

Contributing to a dramatic new virtual-reality television series, writer Alex Munn dabbles in his own virtual-reality creations in his spare time and must run for his life when one of his violent characters escapes. Original.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780553574715
055357471X
9780553375442
055337544X
Branch Call Number: FIC Foy
Characteristics: 515 p. ;,22 cm

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