Magicnet PDF Ò Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 234 pages
  • Magicnet
  • John DeChancie
  • English
  • 04 August 2016
  • 9780688127596

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MagicnetThis is a well written book and despite having been written in the early 90s and based on computer technology of that era You run programs by typing their name in at the DOS prompt There is no mouse to be seen the story holds up very wellThe main idea in this story is that with the aid of computers to add precision to magic magicians have created a parallel magical universe Spells work and demons can be summoned and can kill people Skye King the viewpoint character learns this the hard way when a longstanding friend of his dies just that way But that's only the start of their interaction Grant the dead friend is now a ghost communicating with King through a computer program King's mission should he choose to accept it is to deal with Merlin Jones wizard sysop of Magicnet and occasional sender of demonsIt's a good romp through Los Angeles like you've never seen it before and my never see it again Unless you run the right software of course Computers and magic combine in a dazzling and dangerous vision from the bestselling author of the Castle Perilous series De Chancie demonstrates the range of his skill and the mastery of his writing by creating a world entirely like our own yet transformed in a way that can be imagined only by a truly original mind Not to bad worth the read So as you can surmise from the title this is a book about magic and the network This takes place pre the internet but it does use bbs concepts All in all it was OK there was some sex but not too in your face the main character was mostly along for the ride but that's OK sometimes This wouldn't be dechancie's best work but if you like his style you will like this at least as well as the newer castle books If you have read the castle books or the trucker books start there and then come back here I don't regret buying this a bit unrewarding garbage avoid at all costs If I can remember a book ten or twenty years later that means it made an impact on me especially if I only got to read it once Though the real world is pretty average and realistic the Magicnet is just crazybut in a cool way I want to read this book again so that I can get a solid review down for it Lost interest near the end and have zero interest in going back The characters didn't wow me and the plot seemed too mutable Forgot that I had read this one before and not enjoyed it Good premise but it uickly dissolves into a hot mess


About the Author: John DeChancie

From his websiteJohn DeChancie is the author of over two dozen books fiction and nonfiction and has written for periodicals as widely varied as Penthouse and Cult Movies His novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres have been attracting a wide readership for than fifteen years and over a million copies of his books have seen print many in foreign languages John's first work was