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Dream Phaze is about the inception of engineered dreams and the evolution of indulgence. Set at the crossroads of alternative realities in the near future, it plunges into a world where every human desire, no matter how heroic or evil, can be fulfilled…
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Published March 25th 2019 by Red Giant Publishing
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James W
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Matt Watter’s ‘Dream Phaze—Germination’ is a fast-paced, sci-fi drama featuring a healthy dose of technology and a fascinating ‘Dream Immersion’ premise.

‘Dream Phaze’ is the story of the husband and wife team of Saxon and Margo, a pair of scientists who have created ‘Dream Immersion,’ a super advanced virtual-reality-based tech that allows users to experience the past and potential future.

Predictably, opposition to the virtually limitless technology arises, and the duo are quickly forced to reco
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Matt Watters
Aug 21, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
"When technological jargon is well explained, the fascinating virtual reality and complex drama among the multitude of intelligent and diversely motivated characters makes DREAM PHAZE — GERMINATION an exhilarating science fiction thriller." 4 star review by Aimee Jodoin for IndieReader.com August 2020. Read the full review here: https://indiereader.com/book_review/d... ...more
Slmarie
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Educational novel on ethical technological advancement

Dream Phaze - Germination is an enthralling Sci-Fi novel set a few decades into our future and kept me engaged throughout. Author Matt Watters employs a beautiful kind of descriptive writing style that thrusts the narrative into action while thrillingly captivating readers in immersive action-packed character dialogues. As we follow the quotidian routine of Dr. Saxon Zynn, the story’s protagonist, readers are introduced to many character rela
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Melissa Heath
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dream Phaze by Matt Watters is a sci-fi novel set in the not-so-distant future about Dr. Saxon Zynn and his wife,Margo, who are in the late stages of developing dream immersion technology. The premise is an intriguing read; the characters are extremely knowledgeable about various decades, eras, history, subjects, and incorporate events from the past in their dream immersions such as witnessing meteors, fighting wars in the ancient Roman Era, a 19th century bar fight with American cowboys; these ...more
litandcoffee
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Saxon Zynn and his wife Margo are finally ready to witness the launch of their dream project – Dream Immersion, a super advanced virtual-reality-based technology that allows users to experience preserved histories, imagined futures, and video games. But with strong opposition to the virtually limitless technology from various sections of the society, the pair is forced to reconsider their life’s work.

Watters allows the short vignettes containing various users experiencing the Dream Immersio
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BooksCoffee
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Watters spins a dizzying, exhilarating tale of technological wonder, family drama, and political intrigue in this enthralling latest.

Dr. Saxon Zynn and his wife Margo have worked for years on Dream Immersion, an immersive interactive technology that allows users to experience both past and future. But with a large group of people, including the Fundamental Purists opposing the launch of the Dream Immersion, Saxon and Margo soon find themselves at a crossroad where they have to pick between thei
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Laura
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Author Matt Watters gives readers an interesting take on the concept of dream immersion in this debut sci-fi drama Dream Phaze. Australia 2046. Dr. Saxon Zynn and his team at Zynn Communications have worked tirelessly on their Dream Immersion Platform, a type of virtual-reality where users can experience the past and the possible future. The endless possibilities are shown through various engineered dreams experienced by the characters and are scattered throughout every chapter. Unfortunately as ...more
Hannah Barry
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
An incredibly interesting plot, enticing characters, and definitely a hard sci-fi book for lovers of the genre. Watters' attention to detail and the ability to write with such fascinating ease to the genre made for a really enjoyable read. The addition of a futuristic dream technology made it feel very much like a less harrowing episode of Black Mirror. There was something about this book that felt very abstract and ephemeral (much like a dream itself) and I really think it worked. It was endles ...more
Donna Costello
Sep 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Upon beginning ‘Dream Phaze’ I was taken by the entire concept of Dream Immersion. I have never read on the subject before and found that aspect engrossing. One of the best bits about this book was that it made me think, it made me consider things I hadn’t before.

There were parts of the narrative that I found lacking, which was extremely disappointing. The use of technical language was overwhelming, and I had to flick to the glossary numerous times which hampered my enjoyment of the novel.

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Dan Mileman
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting characters with an intriguing plot. It's a short novel but the idea behind it has made me think and that's why I gave it four stars.

There have been many novels that use dreams as a plot device. They use them to transport the story somewhere else, then exit the story for the reader to realize it was all a dream. Wizard of Oz comes to mind.

Dream Phaze explores engineered dreams as an ongoing source of entertainment and I think that is a fascinating idea.
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