Try our Advanced Book Search
Advanced Book Search
Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e. all Mysteries published in January 2001 with 4.5 rating).
If you want to search for a name or phase, include quotation marks around your search term (example: "Deborah Smith")
THE DEMI-MONDE: WINTER
Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction
Author Rees makes his debut with the first novel in a series that mixes two kinds of punk — cyber and steam — to provide readers an entirely new experience. Readers who love Victorian-era technology and virtual worlds alike will rejoice at the arrival of the Demi-Monde, a place that is part Matrix, part Star Trek holodeck and highly entertaining. Give this one a try!
The president’s daughter Norma has been kidnapped into the Demi-Monde, a virtual environment created to train soldiers in the realities of urban warfare. Ella Thomas, a down-on-her-luck jazz singer, is offered what is for her a staggering amount of money for to bring Norma back into the real world. But what lies between here and there is something neither woman can fully comprehend. The Demi-Monde is populated by some of history’s foulest villains, and Nazi butcher Reinhard Heydrich remains intent on creating a world that doesn’t include women like Ella or Norma. Their paths will cross and collide, as Heydrich has plans for both, plans which reach far beyond the Demi-Monde. (MORROW, Jan., 528 pp., $26.99)
Reviewed By: Elise Tobler
Published: January 2012