Structure by Peter Shepherd
The Structure, an alternate reality, is close to collapse. This is the story of those who try to save it.
Michael was once one of the ‘Three’, the creators of the Structure, an alternate reality carved out of the Chaos, first as a leisure park, then later as home to increasing numbers of digital migrants.
But for over five years he has been a recluse, refusing to return to his own creation, avoiding all contact with both the company that he helped found as well as his former colleagues and friends.
Now the Structure is beginning to fail, the cause unclear. Michael suspects an overload and is persuaded to return, but from the start things begin to go wrong and he finds himself trapped in an alternate reality he may have helped create but can now only despise. In his search for the truth he finds himself transported to realities and worlds stranger than he could ever have dreamed, only to learn that he himself has been living a fiction.
Structure is the story of multiple realities and how their histories are interwoven and partially glimpsed in myth and legend. It blends high concept science fiction with elements of modern fantasy and strong characterisation.
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- Classification: Moderate
- Work is: Extract only on Authonomy
- First submitted March 15, 2010
- Last updated March 15, 2010
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