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Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present
by Karen Haber
It is the beginning of the twenty-first century, and we are living on the cusp of change. Reality has already spawned one alternate state, and for many people virtual reality is now where they are most at home. But what happens when virtual worlds become indistinguishable from what we consider to be the real world? When you wake up from a dream, how do you know that you ar ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2003)
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This along with "Taking the Red Pill" is the best of cultural studies engaging with the film franchise "The Matrix". There are a number of similar books out there, but this and the former are the best that I have read. Coherent, intelligent and thought provoking, a great read if interested in cultural studies.
Karen Haber is the author of nine novels including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, and co-author of Science of the X-Men. In 2001 she was nominated for a Hugo for Meditations on Middle Earth, an essay collection celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien. With her husband, Robert Silverberg, she co-edited Best Science Fiction of 2001, 2002, and the Best Fantasy of 2001 and 2002 for ibooks and later, co-edite ...moreMore about Karen Haber...