Bug Park

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Baen Books, 1998 - Fiction - 405 pages
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Kevin Heber had it good. He had his own lab, a colleague he could trust, and an idea that could make him millions. Using his father's breakthrough technology in direct neural interfacing, he and his friend Taki have created a new entertainment media - live action adventure in micro mechanical scale. Bug Park: The ultimate out of body experience. And Taki's uncle wants to take it public. Two problems: 1) Kevin and Taki are teenagers. 2) Somebody wants to squash Bug Park dead, and Kevin's father along with it.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Hogan's latest near-future speculation (Realtime Interrupt, 1995, etc.) involves insect-sized miniature machines: Originally developed to assemble true nanomachines, these prove to have other more ... Read full review

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Having developed Direct Neural Coupling, the Neurodyne company is doing well--but someone may be selling its secrets to Microbotics and creating killer mechanical bugs. Hogan's (Paths to Otherwhere, LJ 12/95) tension-filled thriller is recommended for sf collections. Read full review


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James P. Hogan was born in London on June 27, 1941. He left school at the age of sixteen and eventually began an intensive, broad-based five-year program at the Royal Aircraft Establishment covering the practical and theoretical sides of electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. He worked as a design engineer for several companies before moving to sales. He started writing science fiction books in the 1970s and became a full-time writer in 1979. He wrote 30 fiction and non-fiction books during his lifetime including Inherit the Stars, Voyage from Yesteryear, and Kicking the Sacred Cow. He won three Seiun-sho awards, which were voted for by Japanese science fiction fans. He died suddenly on July 12, 2010 at the age of 69.

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