BLADE OF TYSHALLE by Matthew Woodring Stover


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Doorstopper sequel to Stover's SF/fantasy hybrid Heroes Die (1998). The idea is that a future Earth is run by and for the entertainment networks. Entertainers from Earth can be projected into the other-dimensional planet Overworld with its medieval sword-and-sorcery environment, and their adventures beamed back to Earth for vicarious virtual-reality enjoyment. On Earth, actor Hari Michaelson was once also the revolutionary hero Caine of Overworld, but now he's a helpless cripple, his spine partially severed. Again, Hari's evil bosses have designs to rule his beloved Overworld, and somehow he's got to stop them. He has plenty of enemies on Overworld too. More of the same expletive-filled, ultraviolent gore-fest—much more.

Pub Date: March 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-345-42144-2
Page count: 736pp
Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2001