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A Dream of Wessex

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A Dream of Wessex

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Alternate Title: The Perfect Lover
Author: Christopher Priest
Publisher: Valancourt Books, 2016
Gollancz, 2014
Pan Books, 1978
Faber and Faber, 1977

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Virtual Reality
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The western democracies are disintegrating, scarred by violence and gripped with fear of terrorist attacks. Trying to find solutions to today's problems, Julia Stretton and other specialists at the Wessex Project have created a virtual reality projection of a utopian future where all current issues have been resolved - how did they achieve it? But on entering Wessex, they lose all memory of their 'real' lives outside, and as they move back and forth the lines between dream and reality become obscured. When Julia's ex-lover, the sadistic Paul Mason, joins the project, he has a sinister plan to take the Wessex projection to a new and terrifying level...


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