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Miira (Innerscape Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B076GYZBKQ
- Publication date : October 15, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 344 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 200 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0987507672
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,818,389 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first book in the series covers two aspects of her immersion in Innerscape – first, the preparation of her new body and the tests to prepare for her transition, and second, the transition into the VR world and her orientation. As a series, the story continues beyond the initial book, and Flory hooks the reader with the introduction of several challenging characters, corporate compromises, questionable ethics, and love.
The science is detailed and utterly entrancing, as well as completely understandable to the layperson. The premise and technology also seem entirely plausible, if not now, then in the not-so-distant future. Flory’s writing is meticulous and detailed, and the world she’s created held my fascination throughout.
And all that wasn’t even the best part! Set against the scientific backdrop, is an engrossing human story. Miira is reserved, sensitive, inquisitive, and vulnerable, a beautifully rendered human being undergoing a process that requires complete trust and a step into the unknown. The story is told primarily in her point of view and the immersion in her experience is complete. The Innerscape staff that supports her are multidimensional and believably flawed characters.
The pace is steady and yet I flew through the book because I could NOT put it down. Exquisite writing, gorgeous descriptions, high tech science, and human pathos that grabs the reader. I’m a fan and gladly recommend this book to readers of science fiction and anyone who enjoys an unusual human story.
The ending was rather abrupt, and some of the subplots are left unresolved, but since it's only book 1 of the series, it's clear there are a lot of things being set up for subsequent volumes. Overall, a fast-paced and enjoyable read for sci-fi and cyberpunk fans.
We follow the dying Miira as she enters Innerscape and goes through her “orientation” into this virtual paradise. But right from the beginning, Innerscape shows one side to its Residents, while hiding real-world complications behind its pristine veneer of professionalism.
I finished this first part with my curiosity peeked and wanting to know what will happen next. It is a terrific introduction to what promises to be an outstanding series of books.
With a likable protagonist we get to know intimately from skillful bits of exposition and backstory, book 1 of Innerscape was a joy to get lost in. Furthermore, it is not so "techie" that non-sci-fi readers like myself can't understand it. Not only is it a page-turner, it's a wonderful balance of storytelling, world-building, and inviting prose.
Thoroughly enjoyable read.
Top reviews from other countries
From the beginning, I was drawn into the writer's world and the attention to detail was outstanding the author had obviously done her due diligence.
Miira a middle-aged lady whose body was failing rapidly as life-threatening cancers rampaged with great speed throughout her body...her thoughts and feelings as the last of her line eloquently described I felt for her...The process for transforming her into an Avatar whilst retaining her thoughts and idiosyncrasies was skilfully portrayed I couldn't put the book down. The other characters and I am not going to give away any spoilers are a mixture of the good and the bad of society...I have the next book and can't wait to read the continuation of Miira's journey.
Miira, the first book of the landscape trilogy is a cleverly devised sci-fi, filled with originality that introduces us to Miira's induction to Innerscape, but all is not what it seems.
I found acflory's work enthralling. It is very well-written, and I am looking forward to reading book two.
For a start, the secretive corporation running the VR systems is none too keen on giving away information about its product, even to prospective customers. And for another thing, the product itself is far from perfect - being populated largely by uncanny-valley simulacra of real people. And then there's the secret client in Beijing who spends his days attempting suicide and being reanimated - surely not merely a reaction to the soulless and pampered isolation of the VR world?
Any more would be giving away spoilers. Buy the book and find out for yourself.
Having completed Episode One of Innerscape, however I think I might be adding AC Flory to my list.
Really convincing new technology and logic behind it; borderline dystopian; well realised characters; interesting premise throughout. Additionally it's set in a future just sufficiently distant as to make all these things feel as though they may be about to occur, yet the lead character (a woman - hurrah) is incredibly relevant; especially reading this at the tail end of 2016. Oh - and unusually well written; no typos, no gaps or character name swaps, no odd leaps or discrepancies.
I bought this book, and am looking forward very much to buying all the remaining ones in the series.
Great characters, a solid plot and a good start to this 3 book series.