The Moon Maze Game
A Dream Park Novel
The Year: 2085. Humanity has spread throughout the solar system. A stable lunar colony is agitating for independence. Lunar tourism is on the rise....
Against this background, professional "Close Protection" specialist Scotty Griffin, fresh off a disastrous assignment, is offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to shepherd the teenaged heir to the Republic of Kikaya on a fabulous vacation. Ali Kikaya will participate in the first live action role playing game conducted on the Moon itself. Having left Luna—and a treasured marriage—years ago due to a near-tragic accident, Scotty leaps at the opportunity.
Live Action Role Playing attracts a very special sort of individual: brilliant, unpredictable, resourceful, and addicted to problem solving. By kidnapping a dozen gamers in the middle of the ultimate game, watched by more people than any other sporting event in history, they have thrown down an irresistible gauntlet: to "win" the first game that ever became "real." Pursued by armed and murderous terrorists, forced to solve gaming puzzles to stay a jump ahead, forced to juggle multiple psychological realities as they do...this is the game for which they've prepared their entire lives, and they are going to play it for all it's worth.
Praise For The Moon Maze Game: A Dream Park Novel…
“A cat-and-mouse chase in which role-playing serves as perfect training for heroics and survival.” —Publishers Weekly
“The characters are nicely drawn and the plotting is intensely tight. This one brews up nicely.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune
“It is a book that demands to be devoured in big, meaty chunks…[there is] an un-put-down-able quality between the covers of The Moon Maze Game.” —New York Journal
“A solidly satisfying story. Series fans and lovers of gaming fiction should enjoy this action-filled collaboration.” —Library Journal
Tor Science Fiction, 9780765365446, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
About the Author
Steven Barnes is the author of several science fiction classics. His first collaboration with Larry Niven, The Locusts, was nominated for the 1980 Hugo award. He has also written several episodes for The Outer Limits, Baywatch, and other television shows. He lives in Longview, Washington.