CHARACTERS ´ Omnitopia Dawn (Omnitopia #1)

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FREE DOWNLOAD æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Diane Duane In the virtual twenty first century multiplayer on line games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment And the most popular gaming universe of all is Omnitopia created by genius programmer Dev LoganFor millions of people around the world Omnitopia is an obsession a passionate pastime almost a way of life Om. While not without at least one serious flaw Omnitopia Dawn is wonderful classic sci fi and deserves a bigger readership than it's seeming to get This is an easy book for if you're a fan of you'll like the game company Omnitopia located right next to the ASU campus and I'd give limbs to work there is so reminiscent of early Kim Stanley Robinson's utopianism that I dreamed about him last night The black hatwhite hat thriller plot driven by strong if stereotyped characters is pure Robert J Sawyer while the blend of hacking and financial shenanigans is redolent of Charlie Stross There are hat tips to numerous SF classics including one small detail that will give away a major later plot twist for the attentive reader Omnitopia Dawn is charming thrilling and fun and a lot of readers will wish they could work and play in either Omnitopia the company or the game However The work is limited by its very black hatwhite hat characterization which might be a product of the author's background in YA The hero is perfect perfect perfect the villain a little richer but terribly whiny Most of the women are Helpful And Supportive Wives which is weak So YMMV with this one One could easily be put off by the characterization or not care for a lot of financial thriller in your SF tale Me I was engrossed and charmed and willing to give a pass to the disbelief stretching characterizations

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CHARACTERS ´ Omnitopia Dawn (Omnitopia, #1) ê In the virtual twenty first century multiplayer on line games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment And the most popular gaming universe of all is Omnitopia created by genius programmer Dev LoganFor millions of people around the world Omnitopia is an obsession a passionat Expansion to Omnitopia system And even as players staff the media an the heavy hitters on the world financial scene wait eagerly for this fast approaching and momentous event thee are others preparing to play a very different game one that is meant to strike at the heart of Omnitopia and bring the entire system crashing down. I had no idea this book was coming In fact I found it completely by accident a serendipity that completely turned my day around Disclaimer anything Ms Duane writes I read That said I like to consider myself a pretty good judge of literature after almost forty years' practiceThe product description gives a decent synopsis of the plot's frame but it leaves out how rich the characters are how complex the game is and the many threads that go to make up the story If you like what Ms Duane did in Tom Clancy's universe you'll love this one If you have a special place in your heart for High Wizardry this will delight you too But I don't want to say lest I give it all awayThis is classic Duane characters that are instantly real and distinguishable and likeable I even felt a little sorry for the antagonist because the character is human a mix of good and evil; no cardboard cutouts here There are some wonderfully funny moments the cow Really and probably a few inside jokes I'm missing grinThe story isn't perfect; there are some unresolved issues and what feels like too many POVs but that is made less detracting when one considers that this is the first in a series There are also than a few typographical errors which surprised me but that's an increasing trend these days alasIt left me wanting desperately to be able to play too Maybe someday

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Omnitopia Dawn Omnitopia #1Nitopia is a virtual place where dreams come true players can create their own universes within the game's structure and participate in the profits if their piece of the universe is a hit Ten million of them are on line living in a world real to them than their ownNow Dev and his people are preparing to roll out a major new. UnsatisfyingThis book describes a conflict between a Good CEO and a Bad CEO; each of them own large companies which run MMORPGs Corporate America being what it is the Good CEO and the Bad CEO don't directly interact; in fact all we see of the Bad CEO is a couple of scenes in which he introspects about how guilty he feels because he knows he's a bad personIn fairness a decent chunk of the Good CEO's screen time is taken up with the author narrating how awesome it is that he's such a nice personIf I'm reading the hints correctly the Good and Bad CEOs and the Good CEO's online game are actually playing pieces in a larger ongoing conflict between the Forces Of Good and the Forces Of Evil This explains why they're so painfully archetypal I'm guessing the author planned to follow up on this in a seuelAnyway the book is pretty awkward as you might expect from a novel that tries to superimpose Absolute Good and Absolute Evil onto Corporate America It doesn't help that a large chunk of the game takes place inside an MMO and the author has to slowly and carefully explain how everything works