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Falling Down the Aether Sky
by Sekji Ani (Goodreads Author)
Cloistered in the womb of ‘Space, the consummate hyper-virtual reality, humanity sinks into entropy as the slow decay of life, and the environment await them at the end of time. There are rumors of things in ‘Space, of people disappeared, a seductive destroyer that people at the end of their sanity go to meet in the badlands between the Slabs of virtual reality.
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Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published May 30th 2014 by World Castle Publishing, LLC
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An enjoyable science fiction novel set in a dystopian future where the Internet and virtual reality have merged. The real world has become a bleak wasteland and people escape into the cyber world. There are some great ideas of how this would look and work. Websites become slabs that you wander about on experiencing various things. Between these slabs is the aether where a friendly spirit lurks. Some great characters, I liked the portrayal hackers literally breaking through the cyber world. The ...more
It is a cruel world that Sekji Ani writes about and yet mysterious and intriguing as well. I like the concept of being in 'space and yet there is a menace to all the technology we want. The ghost is my favorite character and Marika is a close second. The female characters are strong and I would like to know more about Marika and Ruby. Looking forward to the next book.
Sekji Ani is an interdisciplinary artist and writer, living and teaching in west Texas. She grew up in Ohio, leaving for Morocco with the Peace Corps. For ten years in Morocco, she worked as beekeeper, health volunteer, English teacher and as an exhibiting artist. Sekji learned Arabic and Tashelheit in Morocco and Polish while living near Krakow. She earned her BFA (painting) from Kent State and ...moreMore about Sekji Ani...