KINDLE ❄ Magicnet Author John DeChancie –

Magicnet 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. When I was an undergrad at Southern Illinois University, I tried on a few occasions to get involved in the slow motion version of Usenet called FidoNet It was like Usenet, but hosted on dial up BBS systems that I would connect to with my 1200 baud modem and page through You couldn t fit very much text on a screen and conversations evolved slowly and with much complexity Eventually I gave up, but not before I extracted two names from that primal sludge John de Chancie and Charles de Lint John was a star on the net people loved his books and he was also an irregular contributor to the discussions I never saw a post from him, but I was intrigued.About a year ago, I traded in like 10 boxes of books and went home with 15 books in trade It s the hilarity of the used book store, I think Anyway, one of the books I found there was MagicNet I was pretty excited to read it.I think de Chancie is a capable writer, and his cha This 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 well.The 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 sta Another fine example of weird fiction DeChancie successfully annihilates the semantic distinctions between fiction and fact I can return to it even now post Internet explosion with the same result sheer delight

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