User Unfriendly

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Velde, Vivian Vande. User Unfriendly. San Diego: Harcourt, 1991. "A Jane Yolen Book."

Near future, young-adult novel about computer-gamers "jacked directly into a computer, where, for an hour (which within the game seems like five days), they move in a computer-generated world that seems utterly real." The game they are supposed to be playing in the constructed Virtual Reality (VR) is a rather uninspired quest, but "fear not—this is a pirated computer game, absent a number of important safeguards." Rev. Peter Lowentrout, SFRA Review #198 (June 1992): 76, our source for this entry and whom we quote. (RDE, 08/02/93)