Demons Don't Dream

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TOR, 1993 - Fiction - 304 pages
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"He inserted the disk, typed the mysterious word, and touched ENTER. There was a momentary swirl on the screen. Then a little man appeared, almost a cartoon figure. The figure looked at Dug and spoke. His words appeared in type in a speech balloon above his head. 'Hi I'm Grundy Golem. I'm from the Land of Xanth.'"
Dug thought that the computer disk he got from his friend Ed was just a fantasy game. He didn't particularly like fantasy games, but he'd made a bet with Ed, and a bet's a bet. So he loaded the game and started to play.
Within minutes he was hooked on the game. And only moments after that, he had left Mundania and was standing in a forest glade in Xanth, with his Companion in Adventure Nada Naga - a beautiful Princess who just happened to be a shape-changing serpent. For a long time Dug thought that this was just an incredibly convincing computer simulation. Then he began to believe in Magic. Which was a good thing, because the prize in this Game is the Power of Magic in Xanth.
Along with Kim, another Mundane Player, Dug must make his way through the perils of Xanth on a Quest that will become more and more real as time passes, and they are drawn into a conflict between the Demon E(A/R)[superscript TH] and Demon X(A/N)[superscript TH] that wants to run the World of Xanth as well as the Game of Xanth.

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User Review  - Scoshie - LibraryThing

#16-- It is wonderful to start understanding that the demon is a math eqution-- LOVE THESE BOOKS. "Dug, a Mundane, is transported in to the magic land of Xanth when he plays a computer game introduced ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Anthony's popular fantasy series set in the world of Xanth moves into hardcover; this, entry #16, kicks off a new cycle of yarns based on interactive computer games (cf. Killobyte, p. 1338). Fans will ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob was born in August, 1934, in Oxford, England. He graduated from Goddard College in Vermont in 1956. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen while serving in the United States Army in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. In 1977, he received a British Fantasy Award for A Spell for a Chameleon. Anthony's family emigrated to the United States from Britain when he was six. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. A highly prolific author, Anthony's other works include Bio of a Space Tyrant, Cluster, and the Omnivore series. Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. He also writes under the pseudonym Robert Piers.

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