In 2101, the average life expectancy is one hundred and ten. Miira Tahn, last Lady of Dhurai, is dying at just fifty-two. Faced with a slow, agonizing death, her only hope is Innerscape, a virtual paradise in which the Residents inhabit beautiful, digital bodies indistinguishable from the real thing.

Or so the brochures say. But even Eden had a snake, and once inducted, the Residents of Innerscape can never again return to the real world. If anything goes wrong, they’ll be lost in the dark forever.

Yet for Miira Tahn, even a tenuous hope is better than the fate that awaits her.

‘…sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump…’

‘Miira’ is the first book of the Innerscape cyle and corresponds to Episode 1 of the original series

Review: Who wouldn’t want to give life in a virtual world a go if one was so terminally ill and riddled with cancer to the point of barely being functional in the real world? With her mind transferred into a younger, healthy, fully functional avatar, Innerscape sounds like the perfect solution for Miira. The rub is, once fully inducted, there is no return to the real world… It’s a one-way ticket.

Miira, the first book of the landscape trilogy is a cleverly devised sci-fi, filled with originality that introduces us to Miira’s induction to Innerscape, but all is not what it seems.

I found acflory’s work enthralling. It is very well-written, and I am looking forward to reading book two.

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