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(The Web - 2028 #1)

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One year after her adventure in "Gulliverzone", Metaphor is still as excited by the Web as anyone else her age, but even she isn't ready for the chaos and excitement that comes when the whole system crashes. No one knows what caused it; few know how to solve it; but all know it's a nightmare.
Paperback, 115 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Orion Books (first published June 1st 1998)
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In the late 1990s, Dolphin books published "The Web," a series of novellas aimed at teens, which took as its theme the not-too-distant future of the then relatively nascent World Wide Web. Stephen Baxter contributed two books to this series, "Webcrash" being the second, and the more successful, of the two. Most of Baxter's conjectures regarding the future of the Web seem unlikely to be fulfilled (the books are set in the years 2027 and 2028, respectively). And although he envisions the Web, oddl ...more
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One of a series of tales from the world of Virtual Reality by various authors, this children's thriller combines intriguing world building with a race against time. It's heavily story-based so don't expect any deep characterisation although now and again there's a little dose of irony to be found. The appended glossary of current and potential internet based terms is quite amusing.
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Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge (mathematics) and Southampton Universities (doctorate in aeroengineering research). Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold: Time. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the ...more

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