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A dystopian tale about mass-entertainment-turned-toxic from the award-winning author of Towing Jehovah—perfect for Philip K. Dick fans. Cutting-edge virtual.
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An extraordinary journey through inner and outer space, from the World Fantasy Award-winning author. A cephapple is a dreambean - a programmed hallucination. Quinjinn is a reviewer of cephapples. When he is persuaded to sample one particular dream, it is so real that he cannot get it out of his mind, and so hideous that he cannot remember its climax.

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Horrified when his young daughter is exposed to it as well, Quinjinn resolves to find the tree on which this cephapple grew, and to destroy it before it can poison any other minds. His interstellar quest becomes a bizarre journey through a cold and alien galaxy and exotic distant planets - and into the deepest recesses of his own mind.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Continent of Lies by James K. In a Philip K. Dick—like dystopian future, a new form of mass entertainment turns toxic, plunging unsuspecting consumers into an abyss of terror Cutting-edge virtual reality has emerged as a popular, albeit controversial, source of amusement. Our protagonist, Quinjin, is a professional dreambean critic, rating the hallucinogenic adventures hidden within these remarkable fruits. But something has gone terribly wrong.

Quinjin is hired to find the source of the poison and eradicate it. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published July 1st by Baen Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.

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  4. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 10, Jon rated it liked it. Think of a cephapple as a designer drug that plunges whoever eats it into a virtual reality world. Eat a cephapple and you can spend a few hours strapped to a couch while your mind lives the story that the cephapple contains. A nightmare that drives them insane. The novel melds elements of detective fiction with a big helping of fantasy, horror, and myth with more than a little dark edged humor and satire thrown into the mix.

    The main character, Quinjin, is a dream critic, a reviewer of the dreambean adventures that people are flocking to experience. While the story eventually ends up being a satirical skewering of religion, in-between the religious imagery and symbolism, it is also a meditation on the bonds between parent and child.

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    The novel is fast paced and entertaining. Honestly, the book probably would have been just as good, or even a little better, if Morrow had placed the story in a near future Earth setting, instead of having it take place on several distant planets. After a devastating nuclear war, the last man left alive is tried by all the future generations of humanity who will never be born.

    Only Begotten Daughter — a man comes to realize that his daughter is the new Messiah. My fourth read by the author and by far my least favorite. I've been trying to figure out what this book didn't work for me Maybe it's because despite his intentions as outlined in the author's afterword this one didn't really come across as a something with strong sociopolitical message, but more as a sort of space opera on an acid trip.

    It's a great premise, dream inducing fruit cephapples t My fourth read by the author and by far my least favorite. It's a great premise, dream inducing fruit cephapples that essentially isolates the dreamer and thus can leave them amenable to certain things like mind control. They might even find themselves enslaved by an evil megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur.


    Though not if our intrepid ish hero and his motley gang have their way. The story dragged, particularly in the middle and came across too trippy for its own good, very difficult to get into or stay engaged in. Certainly an underwhelming sophomore effort from a very talented author.

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    Don't let this be your introduction to Morrow. It's decent enough, but, given the author's potential, disappoints. The moral is there, though, individual entertainment screws up the fabric of society. Something to think about, if one can put their phone down for long enough.