The Moon Maze Game

Dream Park (Volume 4)

Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

Tor Science Fiction

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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.

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“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

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Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

LARRY NIVEN is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

STEVEN BARNES’ first published 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.

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The Moon Maze Game
Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
September 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765365446
ISBN10: 0765365448
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 368 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765326669
ISBN10: 0765326663
5.5 x 9.25 inches, 368 pages
$25.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429981057
ISBN10: 1429981059
368 pages
$7.99
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