By D. Rus
A brand new pandemic - the perma impact - has taken over Earth of the close to destiny. everytime you play your favourite video game, pay attention: your brain may merge with the digital global and unload its comatose host. Woe be to these caught perpetually in Tetris! And nonetheless they're the fortunate ones in comparison to these burning alive without end in the scorched hulls of tank simulators.
But a few unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally sick, shell-shocked military vets, wronged crime sufferers and different society misfits - decide to flee genuine existence willingly, escaping to the unlimited global of on-line sword and sorcery MMORPGs.
Once a pro gamer and now a terminal melanoma sufferer, Max grasps at this ultimate likelihood to maintain his existence and identification. So he is going for it - is going for the promise of immortality shared with a number of trusty acquaintances and the girl he loves. jointly they roam the roads of AlterWorld and pattern its suffering and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.
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Then about twelve hundred miles across open sea to the west would bring me home. ” While they had been talking, the tank had crawled away from the sea, toward the monstrous hulk that lay stranded by the recent storm. Lackland, of course, wanted to examine it in detail, since he had so far seen practically none of Mesklin’s animal life; Barlennan, too, was willing. He had seen many of the monsters that thronged the seas he had traveled all his life, but he was not sure of this one. Its shape was not too surprising for either of them.
To add to the difficulty of matching photographs, much of the planet’s surface was relatively smooth, without really distinctive topographic feature; and even where mountains and valleys existed, the different shadowing of adjacent photographs made comparison a hard job. The habit of the brighter sun of crossing from horizon to horizon in less than nine minutes had seriously disarranged normal photographic procedure; successive pictures in the same series were often illuminated from almost opposite directions.
Lackland, though not optimistic—he recalled the South American continent on his own planet too clearly to assume any symmetry of the sort the Mesklinite seemed to expect—complied with the native’s suggestion. The range proved to be fairly narrow, extending roughly east-northeast by west-southwest; and rather to the man’s surprise the numerous “water” courses on the opposite side began very quickly to show a tendency to come together in one vast river. This ran roughly parallel with the range for mile after mile, broadening as it went, and hope began to grow once more.